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  • ExactRail Develops Fund Raising Program for Baystate Health Foundation

    Back for a Second Year in Collaboration with the Amherst Railway Society


    Orem, Utah and West Springfield, MA (December 29, 2010) – ExactRail is back for its second straight year with a program to assist the Baystate Health Foundation and the Baystate Children’s Hospital. In conjunction with the commemorative car that ExactRail has been commissioned to produce for the Amherst Railway Society, ExactRail has developed a program to raise money for BH Foundation.

    Blaine Hadfield, Vice President of Operations at ExactRail, announced today that, “ExactRail will be having an auction of four weathered ExactRail freight cars, the proceeds for which will be donated to the Baystate Children's Hospital. These cars were weathered by four different individuals from The Weathering Shop. The Weathering Shop consists of some of the most talented artists in the country, and these individuals collectively donated over 160 hours to the project. Their work is spectacular, and we are very pleased to have their contribution.”

    These cars will be on display at the Amherst Railway Society’s Railroad Hobby Show, to be held this January 29th and 30th, 2011. They will be auctioned on Ebay shortly thereafter. “I'm personally enthusiastic about the auction because it invites the participation of others in an act which benefits Baystate, Hadfield went on to say. “When finished, the donation is more meaningful than our unique contributions to it.”

    “We have a 3-year, fund-raising goal that we are trying to meet for the Baystate Health Foundation,” said John Sacerdote, Show Director. “This is our 3rd year of that 3-year program and ExactRail has gone above and beyond in assisting us in the reaching of that goal.” ExactRail has been involved in fund raising with the Amherst Railway Society for the Baystate Health Foundation and the Children’s Hospital for two years, since they first starting attending the Show. “ExactRail approached us as soon as they were part of the Show,” Sacerdote went on to say. “ExactRail has been the dream exhibitor for us. They just want to do that much more and that shows all the way to the quality of their product.”

    About ExactRail: ExactRail has emerged as an industry leader from a commitment to deliver all-new models of unprecedented quality and value. ExactRail's history in manufacturing and accumulated knowledge and experience – a heritage of quality and integrity, has brought ExactRail to the forefront of the industry. ExactRail truly is "The Next Generation of Model Railroading". Visit ExactRail at www.exactrail.com.

    About the Amherst Railway Society: The Amherst Railway Society is a non-profit organization which has about 450 members who share some aspect of railroading as a common interest. The Society also sponsors and participates in several train trips each year and provides a video tape and DVD library free to all members. Every year in late January, the Society presents its annual "Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show" at the Eastern States Exposition Fairgrounds in West Springfield, MA. This Show has become the biggest railroad show of its kind in the US. Proceeds from the show are used to promote interest in railroads and railroading. Annual grants and donations have been made to various railroad museums, historical societies, restoration projects and scholarship funds. Visit ARS at www.amherstrail.org.


    For more information, contact Blaine Hadfield, ExactRail Vice President of Operations at blaine@exactrail.com or John Sacerdote, Amherst Railway Society Show Director at showdirectoramherstrail.org.

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    • Publication Date December 29, 2010

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