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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

We resume in-person Third Thursday program meetings at the Union Church beginning in December 2021. Third Thursday meetings will continue to be held every month, but we plan to have in-person meetings only every other month. Meetings will continue to be streamed remotely via Zoom video webinar and 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, November 18, 8:00 PM via Zoom & Facebook live stream:

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

C&C ExcursionLongtime RREnthusiast and former Mass Bay Treasurer Art Bliss rode and photographed numerous RRE excursions in the early 1970s. We'll travel back in time to revisit several of these excursions from Art's collection, along with additional material and photos from other excursions on the same lines.

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, have been sent to all eligible members by email and US mail.

 

To view the program LIVE, click a link below on November 18 at 8:00 PM.

VIEW IN ZOOM WEBINAR

VIEW ON FACEBOOK

(Zoom meeting link for Annual Meeting will be emailed to members separately)


Thursday, December 16, 8:00 PM at the Union Church in Waban and live-streamed via Zoom Webinar:

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

Nine Lives Title ScreenFor our first in-person meeting at the Union Church since the start of the pandemic, we continue our December movie tradition 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.

To view the program LIVE, click a link below on Dec. 16 at 8:00 PM.
(Zoom Webinar link will be available about 1 week before the program)

VIEW IN ZOOM WEBINAR

(Program will not be available on Facebook)

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, January 4, 2022.
If you have photos or video that you'd like to show, please contact us!

To view the First Tuesday program LIVE, click a link below on January 4 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

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.

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Page updated on November 13, 2021