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.
Third Thursday Monthly Program Meetings
(Held at the Union Church in Waban unless otherwise noted.)
Be sure to join us for an informal Social Hour with light snacks and beverages,
starting at 7:00 PM before every Third Thursday program meeting!
Saturday, April 8, 3:30 PM at Rogers Hall, 196 Rogers St., Lowell, MA:
‘Trackside with Justin Winiarz 2014 - 2016'
Joint meeting with the Boston & Maine Railroad Historical Society,
their meeting time & location!
Justin Winiarz takes us through the New England states, New York, Pennsylvania and the Carolinas. Featured railroads include Pan Am Railways, the Conway Scenic, Vermont Railway, Central Maine and Quebec, Grafton & Upton and New Hampshire NorthCoast. Add the Norfolk & Southern steam program starring Nos. 611 and 765, along with shortlines and regionals in the Carolinas (operating U-18Bs), and this promises to be a very interesting show.
Photo at right: PanAm Railways heritage locomotive lashup, by Justin Winiarz.
No Third Thursday meeting in Waban in April!
Thursday, May 18, 2016, 8:00 PM at the Union Church in Waban:
Program to be announced.
Meeting speakers always wanted! Brad Harding, Mass Bay RRE's Program Coordinator, is now developing our Spring & Summer 2017 program of speakers. To offer or suggest a program, email Brad at email@example.com
First Tuesday Callboy Mailing Meetings
(Held at the Union Church in Waban)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017: 7:00 PM: Callboy mailing; Board Meeting at 8:00 PM. No program.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017: 7:00 PM: Callboy mailing; 8:00 PM: MEMBERS NIGHT - Member slides and videos welcome.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017: 7:00 PM: Callboy mailing; Board Meeting at 8:00 PM. No program.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017: 7:00 PM: Callboy mailing; 8:00 PM: MEMBERS NIGHT - Member slides and videos welcome. Note change of date due to July 4 Holiday!
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.
"STOP - LOOK - LISTEN!"
Mass Bay RRE members currently volunteer their time and skills to:
--Serve as Officers and Directors (we have no paid employees)
--Organize, prepare for and staff our excursion trains
--Write for, edit and produce our Callboy newsletter
--Arrange our program meetings and special events
--Maintain and constantly improve our website
--Tell the media and the public about our trips, meetings and events
--Handle our “back office” financial, legal and corporate administration
We always welcome new volunteers. With today’s expanded e-communications, more RRE members find they can contribute from home or work locations beyond the Boston area. Join us in keeping Mass Bay RRE one of the most active railfan groups in New England!
To Volunteer, Contact Us:
Massachusetts Bay Railroad Enthusiasts, Inc.
PO Box 4245
Andover, MA 01810-0814, or
Information Line 978-470-2066
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our "Contact Us" page.