Model Railroad News Timetable

White River Productions

ConductorModel Railroad News Timetable lists railroad related events in the United States and Canada free of charge. Notices submitted to this web site at least 90 days prior to event date will be considered for publication in the print edition of our magazines, including Railfan & Railroad, Railroad Model Craftsman, Model Railroad News, and Railpace Newsmagazine.

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December 2, 2023

Santa Arrives on Amtrak’s Surfliner

San Luis Obispo, California

Santa Claus will be arriving from the North Pole on an Amtrak Train. After arriving at the San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station he will go next door to the the San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum's 1920's Lounge Car and listen to all the kids Christmas wishes.


December 3, 2023

Great Train Extravaganza

Albany, New York

Operating model train layouts in all scales plus giant, interactive, Lego layout for kids of all ages. Hundreds of tables offering: model trains, train sets, parts, tools, buildings, craftsman kits, accessories, scenery supplies, books, DVDs, prints, railroad memorabilia and more.


December 3, 2023

December Great Train Extravaganza

Albany, New York

Operating model train layouts in all scales plus giant, interactive, Lego layout for kids of all ages. Hundreds of tables offering: model trains, train sets, parts, tools, kits, accessories, scenery supplies, books, DVDs, prints, railroad memorabilia, and more. Presented by the Hudson-Berkshire Division, Northeastern Region NMRA.




December 8, 2023 -
December 16, 2023

Santa Train Rides to the North Pole

Rochester, New York

Ride our special holiday train to visit Santa Claus at the North Pole! All trains depart from our restored 1909 Erie Railroad station on Route 251 in Rush, just 20 minutes from Rochester. Enjoy complimentary cocoa and cookies before boarding our vintage diesel trains for a trip to the North Pole! Reservations required.


December 9, 2023

3rd Annual Holiday Train Show

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Enjoy our train show featuring new and used model trains for sale, modular model railroad displays, exhibits, clinic demonstrations, and more.


December 9, 2023

Great Falls Surplus Sale

Auburn, Maine

Help us clean house! Many items in N, HO, O, and G available. Lots of books! All of our layouts will be available for viewing. Come and browse!


December 9, 2023

Orange Empire Model Trains Swap Meet

Ontario, California

Enjoy our train show featuring vendors selling new and used model trains in all scales and gauges. Presented by Orange Empire Model Trains. Proceeds benefit Shriners Childrens Hospital in Pasadena.


December 9, 2023 -
December 10, 2023

North Pole Limited Trains

Scranton, Pennsylvania

December 9, 10, 16, 17, 22, 23. Ride with Santa Claus for a one-hour round trip from Steamtown to Nay Aug Park and return.


January 4, 2024 -
January 6, 2024

Prototype Rails 2024 Meet

Cocoa Beach, Florida

The “Bash at the Beach” returns with clinics, vendors, models on display, operating modular layouts, and beautiful Florida weather. See website for registration details.



January 20, 2024

Model Train Show and Swap Meet

Darien, Illinois

Two levels packed with operating model railroad layouts, more than 70 vendor tables selling model railroad-related items, books, plastic model kits, diecast toys, and more.


January 20, 2024 -
January 21, 2024

Arctic Run Model Railroad Show & Sale

Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Enjoy our train show featuring operating model railroad displays, vendors selling new and used model trains, and more.


January 27, 2024 -
January 28, 2024

Amherst Railroad Hobby Show

West Springfield, Massachusetts

Enjoy the largest railroad-themed trade show in America totaling 350,000 sq. ft across four large buildings! The show covers all facets of the railroading including model railroads, art and photography, history and preservation, tourist railroads, artifacts and railroadiana, and books and videos. Presented by Amherst Railway Society, proceeds benefit historic railway preservation projects across the region. See website for details.


January 27, 2024 -
January 28, 2024

TECO Model Train Show

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Enjoy our train show featuring operating model railroad displays, vendors selling new and used model trains, and more. Scouts can earn requirements towards the Railroading merit badge. See website for details.


January 27, 2024

Great Tri-State Rail Sale

La Crosse, Wisconsin

Enjoy our train show featuring more than 280 tables of railroad-related merchandise. Buy, sell, and trade model trains, books, magazines, railroad memorabilia, railroad art, and hobby supplies. Proceeds support the La Crosse rail display. Presented by the 4000 Foundation, Ltd.


January 28, 2024

Central Indiana Division Model Train Show and Swap Meet

Lebanon, Indiana

Enjoy our train show featuring dealers selling new and used model trains, as well as operating layouts from G through Z. Enjoy modeling demonstrations, contests, and model railroad displays. Free activities to help modelers improve their skills.


February 17, 2024

Greater Houston Train Show

Pasadena, Texas

Enjoy our train show featuring operating model railroads, live presentations on railroads and model railroading, NMRA contests, and many vendors. Presented by the San Jacinto Model Railroad Club.


February 17, 2024 -
February 18, 2024

Mad City Model Railroad Show & Sale

Madison, Wisconsin

56th annual show features expanded 100,000 square feet of layouts in all scales, new and used toy trains, clinics, exhibits and more than 250 vendor tables. Door prizes and four train sets given away each day. Presented by South Central Wisconsin Division, Midwest Region, NMRA.



February 24, 2024 -
February 25, 2024

28th Annual Train Show

New Bern, North Carolina

Enjoy our train show featuring many operating layouts and more than 90 vendor tables buying and selling railroad equipment of all types. Presented by Carolina Coastal Railroaders Model Train Club.


March 2, 2024 -
March 3, 2024

Mobile Model Train Show

Mobile, Alabama

Enjoy our model train show with operating model train layouts in several scales, demonstrations of model railroad techniques, and vendors selling new and used model trains and memorabilia.


March 3, 2024 -
March 3, 2024

Spokane Spring Train Show

Spokane, Washington

Enjoy our train show featuring more than 200 tables of railroad related items for sale including model trains, buildings, memorabilia, and more. Operating layouts, Operation Lifesaver, Wtrak for kids. Sponsored by the River City Modelers.


March 9, 2024

Harrisburg Railroad Show & Collectors Market

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Enjoy our train show featuring vendors selling railroadiana, model trains and accessories of all scales. Railroad hardware, documents, lanterns, books, videos, photographs, apparel and more for sale. Nearby Harris Tower Museum and PRR Power Directors' Office will be open for tours. Presented by Harrisburg Chapter NRHS.


March 16, 2024 -
March 17, 2024

Harlem Model Train Show & Sale

Machesney Park, Illinois

Enjoy our train show and sale with operating layouts and well as vendors selling new and used model railroad items in two gyms and more than 42,000 sq. ft. Presented by Rock River Valley Division, Midwest Region NMRA.


March 22, 2024 -
March 24, 2024

2024 Valley Forge Railroad Prototype Modelers Meet

Malvern, Pennsylvania

Bring your best work, in progress or completed, to the model display room. Enjoy clinics on various prototype and model topics, vendor exhibits, and more. Sunday home layout tours (self-guided). See website for details and registration.


April 7, 2024

Classic Shows Spring Train & Toy Show

Ansonia, Connecticut

Enjoy our train show featuring more than 100 vendor tables with all scales and gauges of model trains, die cast vehicles, and old toys. Several operating model railroad displays.


April 13, 2024

Pittsburgh Model Railroad Jamboree

Monroeville, Pennsylvania

Enjoy a full day of model railroading activities including 12 clinics, four contests, white elephant sale, door prizes, company store, displays, raffle, and two meals included with registration plus Sunday self-directed layout tours. See website for details and registration. Presented by Keystone Division, Mid-Central Region NMRA.


May 2, 2024 -
May 4, 2024

2024 Sn3 Symposium

Paradise Valley, Arizona

S scale narrow gauge convention and conference including clinic presentations, layout tours, model displays and contests, train show vendors, and more. Lodging extra. See website for details and registration.