The Narragansett Bay Railway & Navigation On30 layout during the 2009 Railroad Hobby Show.

The Narragansett Bay Railway & Navigation On30 layout during the 2009 Railroad Hobby Show. | Photo by Jim Spavins.

2009 Railroad Hobby Show

Show Highlights

One of the fun parts of the 2009 Railroad Hobby Show for me was having the opportunity to photograph a number of the layouts which are set up at the show year after year. At the time, I was building another project and worked with a number of clubs to take some high quality photos of their layouts. Many of these photos can be found around this website and more will be published over the next couple of months. I would like to thank the following groups for letting me take photos of their layout:

The show continued to grow in 2009. More square footage was opened up inside the Mallary Complex allowing for a number of new vendors to add to the growing list available to see at the show. All in all, another great year.

The 2010 Railroad Hobby Show will be held on January 24 and 25, 2010.

2009 Show Facts

Dates: January 24-25, 2009
Hours: Sat. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults: $10, Children: Free
Attendance: 19,173+
Venue: Eastern States Exposition
Buildings: Better Living Center, Young Building, Stroh Building, Mallary Complex
Location: West Springfield, MA

2009 Railroad Hobby Show Media Coverage


2009 Railroad Hobby Show Videos


2009 Show Car

Amherst Belt Lines - ABEL 200924

2009 Show Car Highlights

Roadname: Amherst Belt Lines
Car Number: ABEL 200924
Car Type: Gondola
Manufacturer: Athearn
Description: This Athearn gondola with a cover was the show car in 2009. The car was painted black with white lettering.

2009 Railroad Hobby Show Grants


2009 Show Flyer


2009 Show Map

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