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Regular Meetings of Mass Bay RRE (IN NORMAL TIMES)

Program Meetings are held, unless otherwise noted, at 8:00 PM on the Third Thursday of the month at the Union Church in Waban, 14 Collins Road, Newton, MA. These feature programs with speakers knowledgeable about railroad operations, history and travel. Upcoming programs are listed below.

On the first Tuesday of each month we hold a more informal social gathering: FIRST TUESDAY. This is where we usually prepare a trip flyer or our monthly newsletter, the Callboy, for mailing. These sessions are also held at the Union Church in Waban, starting rather casually about 7:00 PM and are usually followed by an impromptu slide show or video program unless there is a Board meeting or the work session runs unusually late. Members and non-members alike are welcome.

For last minute updates or meeting cancellations in bad weather, please call our information line at 978-470-2066.


UPCOMING Third Thursday Monthly Program Meetings
(Held ON LINE VIA ZOOM VIDEO WEBINAR)

We are conducting Third Thursday program meetings remotely via Zoom video webinar for the foreseeable future. Meetings are also simultaneously live-streamed on the Mass Bay RRE Facebook page. Video of our Third Thursday programs is available for later viewing on Facebook or the Mass Bay RRE YouTube channel.
You DO NOT have to be a Facebook user to access our live stream!

RECENT Third Thursday Program Meetings

Recent Third Thursday program meetings may be viewed at any time on the Mass Bay RRE Facebook page
or the Mass Bay RRE YouTube channel. For details of our recent Third Thursday programs that are available for viewing, go to the RECENT MEETINGS PAGE.

Thursday, October 21, 8:00 PM at the Pearl Street Restaurant, 53 Summer Street, Malden, MA:

Dinner in the Depot: 'Tracking the Light with Brian Solomon'

Mountaineer photo Brian SolomonWe're excited to welcome noted rail photographer and author, Trains Magazine columnist, and (now) Manager of Marketing & Events for the Conway Scenic Railroad Brian Solomon to Malden for what is sure to be a compelling program. Brian will be showing a selection of his railroad photos from throughout his career, and will also pass along a few tips for the budding rail photographer.

Cocktail hour 6:00 PM -- Buffet Dinner 7:00 PM
Program starts at 8:00 PM

Dinner reservations are now CLOSED!

We will be streaming Brian Solomon's program on Zoom and Facebook.
To view the program on line, click a link below on October 21 at 8:00 PM.
NO ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS NECESSARY!

View in ZOOM WEBINAR

View on FACEBOOK

Please note that the quality of the live stream will be dependent on the restaurant's internet connection. We have tested the connection, but cannot be sure that it will perform flawlessly!


Thursday, November 18, 8:00 PM via Zoom & Facebook live stream:

'RRE excursions of the early 1970s - images from the Art Bliss collection'

Mass Bay RRE’s Annual Meeting and election of Officers will be held via Zoom video conference at 7:30, immediately prior to the program meeting. All voting will be by proxy ballot. Details, including voting instructions, will be in the November Callboy, which will mail before the end of October.

Thursday, December 16, 8:00 PM via Zoom & Facebook live stream:

Classic Railroad Film Series: 'The Nine Lives of Number 9'

Our December tradition continues this year with the screening of a film that could well become a "classic." Recently presented on Maine Public Television, the film chronicles the strange journey of WW&F locomotive #9, from Maine to a barn in Connecticut, and finally back home in Maine. Along the way we get to know some of the interesting personalities who were instrumental in the loco's preservation and restoration. The film also traces the history and restoration of the Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railroad.

The film was produced by the Thompson, Conn Historical Society. Members of the production team, including Mass Bay Director Tom Chase, will also show some extra scenes that did not make the final cut.


First Tuesday 'Members' Night' Meetings
(Held on the first Tuesday of odd-numbered months)

First Tuesday 'Members' Night' meetings are currently being conducted as a Zoom video webinar and will be live-streamed on our Facebook page, where they are also available for viewing later. The next 'Members' Night' will be Tuesday, November 2, 2021.
If you have photos that you'd like to show, please contact us!

To view the First Tuesday program LIVE, click a link below on Nov. 2 at 8:00 PM.
(Zoom Webinar link will be available about 1 week before the program)

VIEW IN ZOOM WEBINAR

VIEW ON FACEBOOK


Meeting speakers always wanted! We are now developing our Winter and Spring 2022 programs. To offer or suggest a program, contact us at info@massbayrre.org or call us at 978-470-2066.

We are seeking volunteers for our Program Crew, to take responsibility for all aspects of our Third Thursday meetings, including refreshments, room set-up, audio-visual setup, etc. If you are interested in being part of the team, please contact us. No long-term commitment or special skills necessary - we need people who can be relied on the show up and make sure the program is ready to go at 8:00.


Meeting Location
(For now, somewhere in your house. Please wear pants!)

MBRRE Program Meetings are usually held at the Union Church at 14 Collins Road (corner of Beacon Street), Waban, MA, (near the Waban MBTA stop on the Green Line):

If you are arriving on the T, exit the station onto Beacon St.; the Church is adjacent to the Waban Station.

If you are driving, take Exit 21 East off Route 128 (I-95) onto Rte. 16 (Washington St.). At the first traffic light east of 128 fork right onto Beacon St. and go 0.9 mile. The Union Church is on the right just before Beacon Street jogs to the left over the Green Line. If the church lot is full you may park on the street or in the Waban Station parking lot. CLICK FOR MAP

Check the Callboy or the website to confirm date, time, and location of meetings.


Contact Us:

Massachusetts Bay Railroad Enthusiasts, Inc.
P.O. Box 4245
Andover, MA 01810-0814, or

Information Line 978-470-2066

Email: info@massbayrre.org or visit our "Contact Us" page.

Site maintenance by members of Mass Bay RRE.
Page updated on October 15, 2021