Railfan Timetable

ConductorRailfan Timetable lists railroad related events in the United States and Canada free of charge. Notices submitted to our web site at least 90 days prior to event date will be considered for publication in the print edition of our magazines, including Railroad Model Craftsman, Railfan & Railroad, and Model Railroad News. White River Productions is not responsible for errors in listings, please confirm details with event sponsor.


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March 23, 2018 -
March 25, 2018

Railroad Prototype Modelers Meet at Valley Forge

Malvern, Pennsylvania

Enjoy more than fifty clinics, along with vendors and model display rooms, Thursday evening and Friday morning operating sessions, and a self-guided Sunday layout tour. See web site for details and registration form.

March 24, 2018

Louisville Train Show & Sale

Louisville, Kentucky

Enjoy our train show featuring news and used model trains for sale in all scales, operating layouts, and more. Presented by Division 8 MCR NMRA.

March 24, 2018

37th All-American Railroad Show

La Grange, Illinois

Enjoy our train show featuring more than 30 layouts and exhibits of all scales of model trains, as well as several railroad historical societies and train museums. Door prizes include the Grand Prize of a 30” x 60” N scale layout.

March 25, 2018

Lewis-Clark Model Railroad & Collectables Swap Meet

Lewiston, Idaho

Enjoy our train show featuring more than 140 tables with all types of railroad items, model collectable trains and supplies, other collectables. Operation Lifesaver is scheduled to have the train simulator for operation and viewing.

March 31, 2018

Easter Bunny Train Rides

Rush, New York

Enjoy a train ride aboard vintage restored cabooses, go on an Easter Egg hunt, tour our exhibits and displays, and meet the Easter Bunny! Visit the friendly animals in our petting zoo. Trains depart from our restored 1909 Erie Railroad depot at Industry.

April 7, 2018 -
April 8, 2018

Lewis County Model Railroad Club Spring Train Show & Swap Meet

Chehalis, Washington

All scales show plus tinplate, toy trains, and collectibles. Multiple operating layouts will be on display. More than 160 seller tables. Saturday admission includes free admission to Lewis County Historical Museum and LCMRRC layout.

April 7, 2018

Spring 2018 Cumberland Division Meet and Museum Open House

Nashville, Tennessee

Enjoy many activities including walk-through tour of a diesel locomotive and several Budd-built stainless steel passenger cars, train show vendors, model railroad displays, self-guided layout tours, and more. See web site for details.

April 7, 2018

Granite City Train Show

St. Cloud, Minnesota

Buy, sell, trade or just view hundreds of trains under one roof. Vendors will be selling and buying trains, accessories, books, videos, railroad collectibles, antique trains and toys, hobby items and more! Enjoy operating model and toy train displays. Kids can help build a wooden train layout. See web site for details.

April 8, 2018

Lakeshore Model Railroaders’ Association Flea Market

Mississauga, Ontario

Enjoy our train show featuring more than 100 dealer tables filling 12,000 sq. ft. From new to used; from just released to virtually antique; from models to structures to scenery supplies to memorabilia; from good buys to great buys. Presented by Lakeshore Model Railroaders Association.

April 10, 2018

Piedmont Division Monthly Meeting

Atlanta, Georgia

Our monthly meeting features brief announcements, bring and brag, and a clinic. Have an evening of model railroading fun and fellowship, all are welcome.

April 14, 2018

32nd Annual Train Show & Swap Meet

Bucyrus, Ohio

Enjoy our train show feature vendors selling new and used model trains, railroadiana, videos, parts, and more. Club open house. Presented by Bucyrus Model Railroad Association.

April 14, 2018

HUB Division, Inc Spring TRAINing

Bridgewater, Massachusetts

The Annual spring show of the HUB Division. Includes operating modular layouts, a full program of clinics by well known area modelers. This year our Featured Clinician will be Cody Grivno. There will also be a dealer show. See web site for details.

April 14, 2018

Grand River Valley Railroad Club Spring Train Show

Wyoming, Michigan

Enjoy more than 210 tables of trains and model railroad supplies in all scales. Operating Layouts in G, Lionel, On30, S American Flyer, HO, N, and Z Scale; plus huge LEGO Layout and play area for children. Hands on “Thomas the Train” layout for children to run and Thomas the Train play area. Presented by the Grand River Valley Railroad Club.

April 14, 2018 -
April 15, 2018

New Braunfels Model Railroad Jamboree

New Braunfels, Texas

Enjoy our model railroad show show featuring more than 300 vendor tables, 8-9 operating train layouts in various scales including Lego displays and "Kids Run the Train." More than 50 items + in $2000-3000 silent auction. Admission includes museum open house with Porter 0-6-0T loco, MP caboose, MP 60' boxcar, Pullman dining car, and more.

April 14, 2018 -
April 15, 2018

24th Annual Train Show

North Platte, Nebraska

Enjoy our train show featuring vendor tables, operating model railroad displays, and more. Sponsored by Nebraska West-Central Division NMRA.

April 14, 2018

Sunrise Trail Division Spring Meet

Baldwin, New York

Celebrate a day of model railroading. Enjoy informative clinics and operating HO and O scale trolley layouts. Enter the model and photo contests, or just bring items for display. Sell your unwanted train items and buy new ones at our white elephant table. Presented by Sunrise Trail NER NMRA. See web site for registration.

April 15, 2018

Beaver County Spring Model Train Sale

Monaca, Pennsylvania

Enjoy out train show featuring tri-state vendors as well as local vendors available for your modeling needs. Sponsored by the Beaver County Model Railroad & Historical Society.

April 15, 2018

Nashua Valley Model Railroad Association 2018 Open House

Shirley, Massachusetts

Enjoy our 2,000 sq. ft. model train layout which depicts the Boston & Maine Railroad running from Portland, Maine, to Mechanicville, N.Y. Multiple trains with sound will be running. See web site for details.

April 15, 2018 -
April 22, 2018

Fenwick Central Model Railroad Open House

Fenwick, Ontario

Enjoy our 25'x35' HO model railroad with computer dispatching and switching, depicting railroading on the Niagara Peninsula with up to 6 trains operating at a time. Some vendor sales. Sundays only.

April 17, 2018

Railfan Festival Evening

Palmer, Massachusetts

Third annual Railfans Dinner and movie night featuring original film footage from Boston & Maine company photographer George Hill taken in the 1940s and slides from Dick Towles 1960 to present collection. Dinner reservations required, choice of baked haddock or turkey dinner.

April 20, 2018 -
April 21, 2018

Santa Fe Railway & North Lee County Historical Society Mini-Meet

Fort Madison, Iowa

Located in the Fort Madison Iowa's AT&SF Depot, circa 1910 and the CB&Q Depot, circa 1898, with a swap meet offered from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, offering mini-railroad supplies and collectors' memorabilia. Rail history seminars available through the afternoon of April 21.

April 21, 2018

Ontario Narrow Gauge Show

Schomberg, Ontario

Canada’s only exclusively Narrow Gauge Railway Show, featuring layouts, modules, displays, vendors, model contests, clinic workshops and live demonstrations. For all scales and gauges! See web site for details.

April 21, 2018

SpringRail 2018

Whittier, California

Enjoy our meet featuring hands-on clinics for beginner to advanced modelers, operating modular layouts, swap meet, our famous hobo auction, model contest and more! Pizza lunch available. Presented by Los Angeles Division PSR NMRA.

April 21, 2018

QCSME Open House

East Moline, Illinois

Enjoy our operating 2,000 sq. ft. HO scale model railroading set in 1950s-1960s Midwest controlled by Digitrax DCC with train detection. Scenery 85% completed. Treasure hunt. Please use front door. Presented by Quad City Society of Model Engineers.

April 21, 2018

CID Franklin Indiana Train Show

Franklin, Indiana

New location! This show replaces the Martinsville show. Annual CID meeting at 11:00am along with a clinic at 1:00pm. Enjoy vendors, contests, operating layouts, and more. See web site for details. Presented by Central Indiana Division Midwest Region NMRA.

April 28, 2018 -
April 29, 2018

Charleston Area Model Railroad Club Spring 2018 Train Show

North Charleston, South Carolina

Enjoy our train show featuring new and used model trains for sale, many model railroad displays, and more. Two buildings. Presented by the Charleston Area Model Railroad Club.

April 28, 2018 -
April 29, 2018

Charleston Model Railroad Show – Spring 2018

North Charleston, South Carolina

Enjoy our train show featuring vendors selling new and used model trains in all scales, plus many operating model railroads, locmotives races, r/c planes and cars and more.

April 28, 2018

Prairie Lakes Division NMRA Meet

Everly, Iowa

Enjoy our event featuring operating model railroads, model contests, door prizes, how to clinics, and vendors. See web site for details.

April 28, 2018

Western Prototype Modelers meet

San Bernardino, California

Longest running prototype modelers meet in California. All attendees are encouraged to bring models finished or not. All scales and types of equipment, train, vehicle, and structures. Manufactures and vendors space available. Swap space also available. Depot has great museum with much to see.

April 28, 2018

Pittsburgh Model Railroad Jamboree

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Enjoy a day of model railroading, including clinics, model contests, displays, door prizes, white elephant sale and meals. Layout tours the following day. Guest speaker is Tony Cook from Railroad Model Craftsman, Model Railroad News and HO Collector magazine. See web site for details.

April 28, 2018 -
April 29, 2018

NOME and TTCS Train Show

Lockport, New York

Enjoy our train show featuring model trains and collectible toys for sale, as well as several model railroad displays. Presented by Niagara Orleans Model Railroad Engineers and Toy Train Collecting Society.

May 4, 2018

Scale Model Railroad Swap Meet

Elmhurst, Illinois

Enjoy our all-scale swap meet, no Lionel, tinplate, or toys. Presented by The Elmhurst Model Railroad Club.

May 5, 2018

San Luis Obispo Train Day

San Luis Obispo, California

Enjoy our special event featuring food, wine tasting by Pomar Junction Winery, a railroad swap meet, children’s activities, railroad photography, art and the Museum’s world-class model railroad. The event will feature speakers on local rail history, and more. See web site for details.

May 6, 2018

European Train Show & Sale

Scranton, Pennsylvania

Enjoy our train show featuring European trains of all types and scales; vendors, displays, layouts. Marklin digital workshop. Ticket includes Museum admission and trolley ride.

May 6, 2018

16th Annual Franklin Model Train Show

Franklin, New Jersey

Enjoy our train show featuring new, used and collectable model and toy trains, railroadiana, and operating model railroad displays. Presented by the Sussex County Railroad Club.

May 8, 2018

Piedmont Division Monthly Meeting

Atlanta, Georgia

Our monthly meeting features brief announcements, bring and brag, and a clinic. Have an evening of model railroading fun and fellowship, all are welcome.

May 19, 2018 -
May 20, 2018

10th Annual Ohio N-Scale Weekend

Hilliard, Ohio

This is an N Scale only show! Enjoy approximately 50 vendor tables with new and used items in N scale, and 12 operating model railroad displays, including NTRAK and T-TRAK layouts. See web site for details. Presented by Central Ohio NTRAK.

May 19, 2018 -
June 3, 2018

Walkersville Southern Railroad Steam Train Excursions

Walkersville, Maryland

Experience the exciting sights, smells and sounds of steam for three weekends beginning May 19! Ride behind a real 90-year-old, coal-fired steam locomotive, the restored Jeddo Coal Co. #85 (aka "Macl"). Rides depart at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm. See web site for details.

May 19, 2018 -
May 20, 2018

Historic Jefferson Train Show

Jefferson, Texas

Enjoy our train show featuring model train vendors and operating model railroad displays in many scales. Your ticket includes admission to the R.D. Moses Model Train Museum. Other area attractions include the narrow gauge Historic Jefferson Railway (additional fare), rail baron Jay Gould's private car "Atalanta" on display at the Excelsior House Hotel, and many unique restaurants and shops.

May 19, 2018 -
May 20, 2018

Sherman Hill Model Railroad Club Annual Model Train Show and Cheyenne Depot Days

Cheyenne, Wyoming

Enjoy our train show featuring many vendors and operating model railroad displays, along with Cheyenne Depot Days festivities, including the Lions Club mini train, the UP training center simulator, and free shuttles to the depot and UP Steam Shop. Ticket includes admission to all venues for the weekend.

May 19, 2018

Chester On Track

Chester, Massachusetts

Enjoy our annual event located along the CSX Boston & Albany route including a massive parade, Civil War re-enactors, blacksmith demonstration, early Irish railroad worker re-enactors, train show, craft fair, classic cars, K-9s, Model T’s, The Tree Bus, Duck Race, petting zoo, bounce house, community painting, live music, wooden caboose, live steam, granite works, and more. See web site for details.

May 19, 2018

Toy Train, Collectible and Hobby Show

Brooksville, Florida

Enjoy our show featuring vendors selling various model trains, hobbies collectibles, and diecast cars, a model railroad display, and much more.

May 19, 2018

MOVMRC Spring Open House

Parkersburg, West Virginia

Enjoy our model railroad open house featuring operating trains in all scales including G, O, S, HO and N! Raffle for train set.

May 20, 2018 -
June 3, 2018

Hand on the Throttle

Walkersville, Maryland

Enjoy the unique "Hand on the Throttle" opportunity inside a coal-fired steam locomotive under the instruction of one of our experienced engineers. Offered May 20, May 27, and June 3, at 8:00 am, 8:30 am, 9:00 am and 9:30am. Space is limited, reservations required.

May 20, 2018

Locust Heights & Western Railroad Photo Special

Clarksburg, West Virginia

Special afternoon and evening photography event featuring privately built narrow gauge railroad which includes a Climax Class A steam locomotive, log train, actors and props. Professionally lighted night photo session and dinner are included.

May 25, 2018 -
May 26, 2018

O Scale West/S West/Narrow Gauge West

Santa Clara, California

Enjoy our train show featuring more than 200 tables of modelers and suppliers selling and exhibiting 2-rail O Scale, S scale, and all scales narrow gauge trains. Clinics, model and photo contests, about 30 home and club layouts open for self-guided tours. See web site for details and registration.

May 26, 2018

Railfan Photography Special

Walkersville, Maryland

Ride behind the restored Jeddo Coal Co. #85 (aka "Mack") locomotive, plus travel on track north of Walkersville towards Woodsboro. This popular event gives railroad enthusiasts and passengers the opportunity to photograph the train in rare locations.

May 30, 2018 -
June 2, 2018

Stumptown Express – PNR 2018 Regional Convention

Portland, Oregon

Enjoy our annual Pacific Northwest Region Convention, hosted by 2nd Division. Clinics, layout tours, prototype and Non-rail tours. Doyle McCormick, of SP 4449 Daylight fame, will be the banquet guest speaker. See web site for registration details.

June 1, 2018 -
June 3, 2018

Western Pennsylvania Trolley Meet

Washingtion, Pennsylvania

Enjoy our trolley modeling and memorabilia swap meet. Special Saturday night photo session coordinated by Steve Barry of Railfan & Railroad Magazine.
Enjoy unlimited streetcar rides and more. See web site for details.

June 2, 2018 -
June 3, 2018

2018 KL&L Transportation History Exposition

Scranton, Pennsylvania

A full weekend of events including history displays, Saturday railroadiana show, banquet dinner, lectures, and train excursion. Sponsored by Key Lock & Lantern, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of railroad history and memorabilia. See web site for details.

June 12, 2018

Piedmont Division Monthly Meeting

Atlanta, Georgia

Our monthly meeting features brief announcements, bring and brag, and a clinic. Have an evening of model railroading fun and fellowship, all are welcome.

June 23, 2018 -
June 24, 2018

13th Annual Carillon Park Rail Festival

Dayton, Ohio

Enjoy our show featuring model train displays, historical displays, live steam engines, merchandise vendors, flea market, and miniature train rides through-out the weekend. See web site for details.

June 23, 2018

27th Annual Tallahassee Model Railroad Show & Sale

Tallahassee, Florida

Enjoy our model railroad show and sale including vendors, displays, demonstrations, and operating model railroads in various scales. Hands-on activities for kids including a "Randy & Thomas Train" and "HO Joe's Switching Yard." Hosted by the Big Bend Model Railroad Association.

July 14, 2018

Lycoming Summer Train Meet

Montoursville, Pennsylvania

Enjoy our train show featuring new and used model trains in all scales.

July 14, 2018 -
July 15, 2018

Tri-State Railfest

Whippany, New Jersey

Ride one or both of our two different trains: Travel east on the Whippany Line behind a real steam locomotive, or take the rare trip west behind Tri-State’s No. 19 to M&E’s shop facility. Enjoy food trucks, live music, and tour a variety of historic exhibits! Presented by Tri-State Railway Historical Society, Inc. See web site for details.

July 20, 2018 -
July 21, 2018

12th Annual St. Louis Railroad Prototype Modelers Meet

Collinsville, Illinois

STL-RPM 12th annual meet to feature more than 3,500 models, more than 22 clinics, and more than 100 exhibitors featuring leading manufacturers of model railroad products, vendors with retail trains and hobby related items. Enjoy Learning Stations, slide shows, layouts and home tours Historical Societies and social events. See web site for details.

July 27, 2018

Moonlight Train Ride and Wine Tasting

Chama, New Mexico

Enjoy wine and cheese en route and full prime rib and cod dinner in Osier, Colorado. Enjoy the full moon and scenery of the San Juan Mountains. See web site for details.

July 28, 2018 -
July 29, 2018

Model Railroad Show & Swap

Van Wert, Ohio

Enjoy our train show featuring vendors, operating layout displays, and more.

August 2, 2018 -
August 5, 2018

2018 Circus Model Builders Annual Convention

Strasburg, Pennsylvania

See a vast display of circus models in various scales and memorabilia set-up along side the world's largest collection of Pennsylvania Railroad equipment. All included with admission price to museum.

August 5, 2018 -
August 12, 2018

NMRA 2018 Kansas City Convention

Kansas City, Missouri

Enjoy a week-long celebration of model railroading including clinics, presentations, prototype tours, layout tours and operating sessions, model and photo contests, banquet, and more. See web site for details and registration. Presented by Mid-Continent Region of the NMRA.

August 11, 2018

Summerail 2018

Marion, Ohio

A full day of activities featuring multi-media photography presentations; Railroad Show & Sale, and visit to the restored Marion Union Station and AC Tower museum. Programs will highlight railroads across North America, spanning several decades. See web site for updated list of presenters.

August 18, 2018

Annual Beat the Heat Model Train Swap Meet

Prescott Valley, Arizona

Our train show will feature a demonstration of a four-gauge layout, raffles, freebies for kids,a raffle, test track and more than 90 vendors selling model trains of all gauges and toys. Presented by the Central Arizona Model Railroad Club.

August 22, 2018 -
August 26, 2018

2018 O Scale National Convention

Rockville, Maryland

This is the 50th annual national two-rail O scale convention! Enjoy all-new clinics, tours of the finest layouts in the country, trading hall, and historical society presentations. Banquet with guest speaker Tony Koester (extra fare). Convention hotel is within walking distance to DC Metro. Co-Sponsored with NMRA Mid Eastern Region. See web site for details.

September 5, 2018 -
September 8, 2018

38th National Narrow Gauge Convention

Bloomington, Minnesota

Enjoy more than 100 live clinics; model and photo contests; 55 layouts on display, 10-acres of multi-gauge live steam, 7 garden, and 11 modular layouts at the hotel. Huge vendor show, live auction, live steam excursion. All activities and vendor show in hotel. See web site for details and registration.

September 8, 2018

56th Annual NHRHTA Reunion

Essex, Connecticut

Enjoy our annual reunion featuring a railroadiana and train show, presentations, tours, and more. Enjoy a ride on the Valley Railroad (former NH) steam train. See web site for details. Presented by the New Haven Railroad Historical and Technical Association, Inc.

September 12, 2018 -
September 16, 2018

Beach Ops 2018 NMRA Pacific Southwest Region Convention

San Diego, California

The theme of Beach Ops 2018 is model railroad operations. Enjoy clinics on hosting operating sessions, model building, layout building, scenery and other topics of interest, operating sessions on well known local layouts, layout tours, contest room, modular layouts at the hotel, Railette events, and much more. Hosted by the San Diego Division PSR NMRA. See web site for details.

September 15, 2018

Fall Train Show

Indianapolis, Indiana

Enjoy our train show featuring many vendors and a silent auction for various railroad items.

October 4, 2018 -
October 7, 2018

Crossroads of the MER Convention

Rockville, Maryland

Join us at the NMRA Mid-Eastern Region Convention, including contest and modular displays, operations call board, clinics, white elephant room, prototype and layout tours, awards, banquet with guest speaker Lou Sassi. Convenient to Washington, D.C., area attractions. See web site for details.

October 7, 2018

42nd Annual Lehigh Valley Regional Trainshow & Expo

Easton, Pennsylvania

Enjoy our train show featuring vendors of railroad books, magazines, art, models, timetables, and railroadiana, as well as railroad presentations throughout the day. Presented by Lehigh Valley Chapter NRHS.

October 13, 2018 -
October 14, 2018

54th Annual Railfair Model Train Show

boxborough, Massachusetts

Enjoy our train show featuring model railroad displays, layouts, exhibits, dealers, and more. Presented by the Nashua Valley Model Railroad Assosication.