Illinois Train Shows

*Rock River Valley Division of the NMRA's Model Train Show & Sale---Belvidere, IL

March 24th, 2018
10:00am to 5:00pm
March 25th, 2018
10:00am to 4:00pm

Belvidere North High School
9393 Beloit Road
Belvidere, IL


Adults...$5.00 (donation)


*New & Used Sales
*Operating Layouts


*Springfield Railroad Society's Train Fair---Springfield, IL

March 25th, 2018
10:00am to 4:00pm
(Early Bird @ 9:00am)


Early Bird (9:00am)...$10.00
Under 11...FREE


Orr Building
(State Fairgrounds)

*Over 35,000 sq. ft. of trains!
*Hundreds of vendor tables
*Buy - Sell - Trade
*Operating Layouts

"The Largest Train Show in Downstate Illinois!"

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*Semi-Annual Model Railroad Swap Meet/Open House---Joliet, IL

April 14th, 2018
9:00am to 2:00pm

Stone City VFW Post 2199
124 Stone City Drive
Joliet, IL 60436
(Located approximately 2 miles South of I80 at the Rt 53 exit, on the Southwest corner of Rt 53 and Laraway Road and behind the Rt 66 Food & Fuel Gas Station)

Under 12...FREE

FREE PARKING at the Swap Meet

This is one of the largest Swap Meets in the area.  Applications for Vendor Tables can be downloaded from the website listed below.

FREE Model Railroad Club Open House on the same day.  Club location is 9 W. Cass, Joliet, IL (North side of Cass between Chicago & Ottawa)

Trains of all scales and gauges, new & used, as well as railroadiana are available.

Open House features the Club's operating layout.  Members will be available for questions on FreeMo standards, wiring, operations, weathering and detailing rolling stock, module construction and other railroad related topics.  Membership applications will be available.

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