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YOU SHOULD JOIN MASS BAY RRE

All Aboard Mass Bay RREWhether your interest in railroading centers on rail travel, photography, history, models, or just a love of trains, membership in the Massachusetts Bay Railroad Enthusiasts may be for you.

Massachusetts Bay Railroad Enthusiasts, Inc., traces its beginnings to 1934, when our founders sponsored what many consider to be the first "railfan trip" in the United States on the now-abandoned Hoosac Tunnel & Wilmington Railroad. In the ensuing years our organization has sponsored hundreds of railroad excursions, many of them over "freight-only" trackage. Indeed, there are very few rail routes in New England that have not been traversed by an RRE excursion train at some time. Today, Mass Bay RRE continues to organize specially-chartered excursion trains in cooperation with railroads throughout the Northeast. Three or more trips are generally operated each year, carrying hundreds of railfans and members of the general public.

The Callboy
In addition to our train excursions, Mass Bay RRE publishes a monthly newsletter, the Callboy, which is sent to all members. Each issue contains articles on the history and operations of railroads in New England, as well as a calendar of events for club and enthusiast activities. Some of our smaller-capacity trips are advertised only to our members. Instead of Standard Mail delivery, members can choose to receive Callboy by email each month, at no additional charge, or by First-Class mail for an additional $25 per year. Sustaining members receive Callboy by First-Class mail at no additional charge, and foreign memberships include delivery of the Callboy by email.

Program Meetings
Monthly program meetings are generally held at 8:00 PM on the third Thursday of the month (with a "Social Hour" starting at 7:00 PM) at the Union Church in Waban (14 Collins Road, Newton, MA),at the intersection of Beacon Street and Waban Ave., just west of the MBTA Green Line's Waban station. Meetings feature programs with speakers knowledgeable about railroad operations and rail travel. We also hold an informal social night/work session on the "First Tuesday" of the month, also at the Union Church in Waban, starting at 7:00 PM. See the Meetings page or call 978-470-2066 for directions.

Member Benefits
Members also receive discounted fares and/or preferred seating for most Mass Bay RRE train excursions and events. And, some smaller-capacity trips and events are advertised only to our members. Now,   the Mass Bay RRE membership card is good for discounted admission to selected New England tourist railroads and museums. See our member benefits policy for a complete listing of member benefits and participating museums and tourist railroads.

Membership in the Mass Bay RRE is open to any person of good character, regardless of age. Dues for the membership year ending December 31, 2018 are listed below. Please consider joining as a Contributing Member ($60 per year) or Sustaining Member ($120 per year) to further support the club and its activities. Sustaining members receive Callboy by First-Class mail at no additional charge, and foreign memberships include delivery of the Callboy by email.

Sustaining Member.......................................................$120 (includes delivery of Callboy by first-class mail)
Contributing Member......................................................$60
Individual Member...........................................................$40
Senior Member (age 65 & over)........ ............................$30
Youth Member (age 21 & under)....................................$20
Additional Family Member* .............................................$10
        *One additional family member, residing at the same address, may be added in all
        membership categories (except Youth memberships) for an additional $10.
        Additional Family Members get all member benefits except for Callboy.

HOW TO JOIN MASS BAY RRE

MAIL ORDER: Download a printable copy of the New Membership Application and mail it with your payment to: Mass Bay RRE, P.O. Box 4245, Andover, MA 01810-0814. Make checks payable to "Mass Bay RRE." If paying by credit/debit card, be sure to include complete card number, card billing address, expiration date and CVC Code (3 digits on back of card, 4 digits on front of American Express cards. Please be sure to specify whther you want to receive Callboy by standard mail or Email..

BY TELEPHONE: Telephone orders are accepted at 978-470-2066, Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards for mail and phone orders.

NEW!! JOIN ON LINE! Use our On-line Membership Application and pay with your Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover card using our secure on-line system powered by Formsite and PayPal. Note: this form is for new memberships ONLY. If you are a current Mass Bay RRE member and want to renew your membership for 2018, see below.


CURRENT MASS BAY RRE MEMBERS - RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP ON LINE

New!! Current Mass Bay RRE members can now renew their memberships using our On-line Membership Renewal Form. To renew, you'll need to know your current membership level and your member number, which can be found on the mailing label of your Callboy newsletter. If you have any questions about the on-line renewal system, or are unsure of your current membership status, please contact us at membership@massbayrre.org

 

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