Calendar of Events 2015

Every effort is made to be sure that this list is accurate.  However,  it would be a good idea to check with the contact person listed before charging off.

Don't know how to get there?  Check the Directions and Maps section at the bottom of this page.


Interested in antique and classic trucks?  This info was sent by John Sherris:  2014 update posted on 18 March 2014  American Truck Historical Society   Antique Truck Club of America

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2014 Straw Hollow Engine Show Calendar  

This list is still being updated as of 26 February 2015


 January 2015

Jan 1st New Years day run

Waushakum Live Steamers     Holliston MA

Jan 8th Thursday  NEMES Monthly club meeting 7PM

Normal meeting date is the first Thursday of the month but since the 1st is on the first Thursday of the month but since the 1st is New Years Day the meeting is moved back a week.

 Jan 11 NETCA Train Show

 Holiday Inn   Marlborough MA     Show Flyer HERE 

 17 Jan  Yankee Chapter Antique Outboard Club Dry Meet

Edwards Church, 39 Edwards Street in Framingham MA

Don Kellogg (401) 573-3025

 Jan 24-25th  Amherst Railway Society Big Railroad Hobby Show

Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield, MA.      Show flyer HERE


February 2015

 Feb 5th Thursday 7PM NEMES Monthly club meeting

The address of the Waltham Library is 735 Main St, about 2 blocks west of Moody St.  Turning onto Spring St. (to the right of the building) leads to the parking in back.  If the lot is full, there is a garage reached by continuing down Spring and making a right on Middle St. 

 Feb 5-8  Model T Ford Snowmobile Club

Town and Country Resort

876 Mountain Road

Stowe VT     800-323-0311

 Feb 22 Worcester Model RR Show 

 at the Auburn Elks Club.    Show Flyer HERE

NEMES Annual Show Info

Saturday, February 28th from 10-4

 Show Flyer HERE

(Current as of 31 January 2015)

We have official approval for the NEMES Model Engineering Show at the Lowell National Park for Saturday, February 28th from 10-4. So please get the word out, get your models ready, and come to the show !!

Click HERE please to download latest show info




 March 5th Thursday 7PM NEMES Monthly club meeting

 14 & 15 March   South Shore Model RR Club

 Model RR Show and Open House     Show Flyer HERE

  March 28-29th Midcoast Model Festival

Owls Head Transportation Museum Owls ME




 April 11  Friends of the Haul Of Fame SWAP MEET Handcraft Rte. 12 Plainfield, CT. 

Watch for signs off exit 87 Rte. 395, 1 1/2 mi. south of McDonalds on Rte. 12 

Larry Dudek (860) 376-2306

 April 12  Spring Training Show

 Holiday Inn  Taunton MA     Show Flyer HERE 

 April 26 New England O Scale Show

 Hudson MA     Show Flyer HERE 

 April 26  41st Annual Belltown Gas and Steam Engine Show 
 Route 16 East Hampton 
 Fireman's Field,  (across from The Covered Bridge). 
 Contact: Peter Christianson, PO Box 211, East Hampton, CT 06424; 860-267-8394



 May 2  CAMA  Spring Power Up

 Route 7 Kent CT

 May 1-3   Allis-Chalmers Connecticut Gathering of the Orange 

Feature: Allis-Chalmers. 
In conjunction with the Quinebaug 
Valley Engineers Assn.!Zagray Farm 
Museum., Colchester CT 
Contact: Dave Clausen,  471 70th Ave. City. Rd. J, Clayton, WI  54004; 715-268-4632
 May 2-3 AlliS-Chalmers Gathering of the Orange at the Zagray Farm Museum
Colchester CT
Feature: Allis-Chalmers. 1-1/2 miles north of Colchester center 
off Rt. 85. 
Contact: Ed Bezanson, 85 Dayton Rd., Waterford, CT 06385; 860-208-2422; 

3 May  Western Mass. Chapter A.T.C.A. Antique Truck Show

Deerfield, MA  At the Yankee Candle Corporate Headquarters, Yankee Candle Way. 11th Annual Antique Truck Show, Free Shuttle to the Yankee Candle Store, Raffles, Flea Market. Free Admission, and Registration. 7am to 3pm. Held Rain or shine. Info Craig 413-834-1677 or Doug 413-665-4735 Vendors contact Craig

  May 3  New Hampshire Power of the Past Collectors Dunstable Show 
  Dunstable MA  Rts.3 and 113, 1 mile west on Rt. 113 follow signs. 
Contact: David Beard, 584 South Mammoth Rd., Manchester,  NH 03109; 603-623-2217 	
  May 17  Hillside Tractor Ride
Cummington MA  Rt. 9 to Fairgrounds Road to Cummington Fairgrounds. 
Contact: Francis or Linda Judd, 145 Berkshire 
Trail w., Goshen, MA 01032; 413-268-3264. 	

   May 16  Bob Wallace Steam Engine Show 
Moultonborough NH
   Contact: Bob Wallace,  Moultonborough, NH 03254, 603-476-5685. 

May 16-17  Scantic Valley Antique Engine Club 38th Annual Antique Engine, Tractor and Machinery Show 
  Somers CT  Four Town Fairgrounds, from Rts. 83 and 190, Rt. 83 south 1/4 mile, right onto Field Road, which becomes 
Egypt Road, show on right. 

Contact: Duane McDuffee, 860-684-4329; email: 

 May 23-24 Bernardston Gas Engine Show and Flea Market 	
 Bernardston MA Rt. 91 exit 28, Rt. 10 N. 
Contact: Vickie Ovitt, PO Box 542, Bernardston, MA 01337; 413-834-0103; 	

 28-30 May  ATHS National Convention York, PA

At the York Expo Center.     816-891-9900

 May 29 & 30  Railway Prototype Modelers Meet

 Collinsville CT     Show Flyer HERE


June 6-7   9th Annual Cannon Mountain Show 
  Franconia NH  Route 93 to Exit 34B, Tramway exit. 

Contact: Steele Lightbody, 760 South St., Walpole, MA 02081  508-380-3054. 

June 6-7  Whately Engine Museum Show 

33 Christian Road  Whately MA

June 7 2nd Annual Spring Open House & Show 
 Roxbury CT
102 Painter Hill Rd., 10 miles from I-84 exit 14 or 15. 
Contact: Dudley Diebold  102 Painter Hill Rd., Roxbury CT 06783; 860-354-0649

  June 13  Maine Antique Power Assn. 42nd Annual Show 
	 	Skowhegan ME
Skowhegan Fairgrounds, St. Rt. 201, Madison Ave., use Beech Street or main gate at Wal-Mart entrance. 
Contact: Joe Kelley, 25 Wessnette Dr., Hampden, ME 04444; 207-862-2074
   June 13-14 Charter Day Antique Tractor Pull 
 Granby MA  Dufresne Recreation Area, off Rt. 202, Taylor Street entrance
. Contact:  George Randall, 52 Taylor St., Granby,  MA 01033; 413-530-5218;

 13-14 June ATCA CT Yankee Show 

 Bethlehem, CT At the Bethlehem Fair Grounds.    203-739-0118

 June, 13, 2015Massachusetts Antique Fire Apparatus Association 38th Annual Fire           Parade and Flea Market

Edgewater Park, 400 Audubon Road, Wakefield, MA

June 19-20  Vermont Gas and Steam Engine Assn. Brownington Show 

109 Old Stone House Rd. Brownington VT

Contact: Bob Williams, 3146 Burke Hollow Rd
West Burke, VT 05871  802-467-3611
 June 27-28  39th Annual Central Massachusetts Steam, Gas and Machinery Assn. 
Yankee Engine-uity Show 
Feature: Waterloo Boy engines; Model T; belt driven displays. 
80 Airport St. 
Contact: Grover Ballou, Jr., PO Box 32, Orange, MA 01364  978-249-2895; 



  July 3   Boothbay Railway Village Antique Engine Meet 
	 Boothbay ME Rt. 27, 7 miles south of Rt. 1 
Contact:  Margaret Hoffman, PO Box 123, Boothbay, ME 04537; 207-633-4727
July 18-19 Quinebaug Valley Engineers Assn. Summer Show and Swap Meet 
The Zagray Farm Museum Colchester CT
Feature: Allis-Chalmers. 
I 1/2 miles north of Colchester center 
off Rt. 85. 
Contact  Ed Bezanson, 85 Dayton Rd., Waterford, CT 06385; 860-208-2422 
 July 24-26  20th Annual Eliot Antique Tractor and Engine Show 
	 Feature: Misfit; oddballs and orphans. 
Raitt Homestead Farm Museum, Rt. 103,114 mile from junction of Rt. 103 and 236. 
Contact: Lisa Raitt, 2077 State Rd., Eliot, ME 03903; 207-748-3303; 

 July 31, Aug 1 and 2  Northeast Rockbusters Historical Construction and Equipment  Association

The locations is Mark Gluck's Farm located at 157 Packerville Road in Plainfield CT.  We have a lot of digging, dozing, grading, hauling, there is something for everyone!!  Plan to attend with your equipment and your helping hands cause we will need all the help we can get from the membership to put on another great show hosted by the Rockbusters!!


 Aug. 1-2  Back to the Past at Scribner's Mill 
	 	Harrison ME  follow yellow and black signs from Rts. 35 and 117 to Scribner's Mill Road. 
   Contact: Marilyn Hatch, 244 Scribner's Mill Rd., Harrison, ME  04040; 207-583-6455; 
  Aug. 8-9    36th Annual Straw Hollow Engine Works Show 	
   Boylston MA  Pine Ridge Farm, Cross St., off Rt. 70. 
Contact: Daniel Moore, 125 Linden St.,  Boylston, MA 01505; 508-869-2722. 
  Aug.15  13th Annual Durham Tractor Cruise-In 
	Durham CT
Durharn Fairgrounds, Rt. 17 (68 Main St)
Contact: Len Baginski, 860-349-3305. 
Aug. 15-16   24th Annual Antique Marine Engine Exposition 
	Mystic CT 195 exit 90
Contact: Scott Noseworthy, 75 Greenmanville Ave., P0 Box 600, Mystic, CT 06355; 860-572-5343 
email: scott.noseworthy@mysticseaport.orq 


In other news, the annual Barrington Antique Truck show held in Barrington NH will no longer be held in Barrington.  The show is being moved to the Star Speedway on Route 27 in Epping NH on Sunday August 23rd 2015. 



9-18 September  John W. Brown visit to New London CT 

Photos from a 2005 visit by the Brown to New London, CT

One of the last two operating World War II liberty ships will ake an extended visit to New London next fall as part of the
Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival.

The SS John W. Brown, home-ported in Baltimore, MD, will dock at Fort Trumbull State Park from Sept. 9 - 18, and will be open for tours and other dockside activities. In addition, one day will be devoted to a six-hour "Living History Cruise." The 441-foot, 10,000-ton vessel will also be available for local groups that might want to hold events onboard.

The visit will offer a rare opportunity for schools and other organizations to present a first-hand look at such subjects as World War II, the Merchant Marine, American shipbuilding, marine engineering and Navigation, and naval architecture.

The "Living History, Cruise" on Long Island Sound will take passengers back to the 1940s with historical reenactments, music of the era," attacks" by "enemy" aircraft, and even a chance to steer the ship.

The Brown and her sister ship, SS Jeremiah O'Brien, which is based in San Diego, CA, are the last two operating examples of the
fleet of 2,700 cargo ships that were built during the war by the U. S. Maritime Administration in one of the most ambitious shipbuilding
programs in history. Manned by merchant marine crews, they carried war materiel and troops across submarine-infested oceans in convoys and also supported allied invasions in Europe and Asia. Their guns were manned by detachments of naval armed guards. The ships have been widely regarded as a significant factor in the Allied powers winning the war.

The Brown will dock just several hundred feet from the site on which the U. S. Merchant Marine trained officers to man such ships as
the Brown.

The Brown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is maintained and operated by Project Liberty Ship, a non-profit or-
ganization composed solely of volunteers. She has visited New London twice before - in 1997 and 2003 -- for Living History Cruises.

A local committee is being set up to handle the visit. People interested in serving as a volunteer for the event or with inquiries about
scheduling an onboard group function should log onto or or call 860-629-0607.

  Sept. 12-13   4th Annual Daniels Farmstead Truck and Tractor Show and Swap Meet 
   Blackstone MA,  286 Mendon St., Rt. 495 to Rt. 16 to Main Street, right on Blackstone Street, which turns into Mendon Street. 
  RVs welcome overnight. 
Contact:  Gary Smith, PO Box 351,  Mendon, MA 01756; 774-573-0418

 Sept. 19-20  35th Annual Show  Tobacco Valley Flywheelers Gas and Steam Engine    Club 
    Haddam CT   Haddam Meadows State Park, Rt. 154.      

Contact: Russ Bengtson, 646 Bear Hill Rd., Middletown, CT 06457;  B60-347-5774

 Sept. 25-27  31st Anniversary Connecticut Antique Machinery Assn. Fall Festival 
    Kent CT
1 mile north of Kent on Rt. 7. 
Contact: Jim Daly, PO Box 425, Kent, CT  06757' 860-354-1859

27 September Old Colony Model RR Club 15th Annual Show

 Taunton Holiday Inn     Show Flyer HERE 


  Oct. 3-4 Quinebaug Valley Engineers Assn. Fall Festival and Swap Meet 
 Colchester 1-1/2 miles north of Colchester center off Rt. 85. 
Contact: Ed Bezanson, 85 Dayton Rd., Waterford, CT 06385; 860-208-2422; 
    Oct. 3-4  Boothbay Railway Village Family  Harvest Days & Antique Tractor Show 
 		Boothbay ME   Rt. 27, 7 miles south of Rt. 1.
 Contact: Margaret Hoffman, PO Box 123 Boothbay, ME 04537; 207-633-4727

  Oct. 3-4   Waters Farm Engine and Tractor Show at Waters Farm Days 
Sutton MA  Rt. 146 to Central Turnpike, Sutton to Douglas Rd. to Waters Rd. or Rt. 395 to Sutton Ave., Sutton to Douglas Rd.  to Waters Rd
. Contact: Ken Ethier, 404 Leicester St., Auburn, MA 01501;  508-832-6678; 

 October 4 Railfan III     Hoosic Tunnel 

 Show Flyer HERE


December 2015

 Dec 4th Thursday 7PM NEMES Monthly club meeting

Meeting location scheduled to be at the Waltham Public Library but check the website for meting location.

 Waltham, MA

 December 6 & 7     New England Model Train Expo

Royal Plaza Train Center     181 Boston Post Road West

Marlborough MA

Show Flyer HERE

 Dec 12   Annual NEMES Unofficial and Barely Organized Banquet 

Woodman's of Essex Restaurant @ 1:00 PM

121 Main St, Essex, MA 01929

No tickets to buy or reservation to make.  Just show up for  good company and fellowship



To add an event, please send a brief description, time, place and a contact person to call for further information to Bill Brackett at   


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