Re: Amherst Report?!


Bill Schneider
 

I believe that Saturdays numbers were about 12,000 paid attendees with 23,500 (I think) total paid for both days. All I know is that Saturday was as jammed as usual!

Sunday morning is always the best chance to get time to talk to anyone if you’re just coming up to socialize or chat with manufacturers.

Bill Schneider

From: Larry Sexton
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Subject: RE: [STMFC] Re: Amherst Report?!


I can't argue about the numbers, but I do know that all day Saturday all
four buildings were packed to the point access to some tables was restricted
or delayed. Sunday morning was a dream, plenty of open room to access any
exhibit or vendor. Sunday afternoon the buildings started filling up again
but not anywhere near what they were Saturday. By that time I'd bought all
the freightcar photos and models I could bring back on the plane.

I'd really like to know the number of tickets sold to accept the body count,
which I believe was significantly higher on Saturday.

Larry Sexton

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The split was announced as 12K on Saturday, and 11K on Sunday. Both were
slightly over the even number, so the total was 23,000+.

And it's spelled Amherst.

Schuyler

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From: "Frederick Freitas" <mailto:prrinvt%40yahoo.com <mailto:prrinvt%40yahoo.com>
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- S-scale was very well represented at the show. My pick were the PRR
- P70 coaches. If I were not in HO, i would have started with these and
- built a layout around them. Rapido has the new Osggod-Bradley smoker
- cars, and they will be re-running them in the future in case you missed
out
- first time around.

I didn't mention River Raisin brass, because they didn't have any new
freight
cars. But they are doing new SP steam locomotives in brass.

- Best guess was about 35,000 attendees for Saturday according to Amherst
- sources.

Umm, no. That would be wall to wall people. The TWO DAY total was just
over 23,000 -- which is a record. That doesn't count the 3,400 exhibitors.
Saturday was the busiest day, probably 60/40 split in terms of visitor
density.

Tim O'Connor

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