1979 Big Railroad Hobby Show

Show Highlights

For the first time, the name of the show would be the "BIG Railroad Hobby Show." The gathering had grown quite a bit and, at the time, modular railroading was starting to become popular. The first modular layout - built by the Amherst Belt Lines - was displayed at the show.

1979 Show Facts

Dates: February 18, 1979
Hours: 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Venue: Student Union, Umass-Amherst
Buildings: Ballroom and Commonwealth Room
Location: Amherst, MA

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