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Craftsman Timetable No. 78

For the Government of Modelers Only - Effective 12:01 AM February 1, 2010

How to submit your event notices to Railroad Model Craftsman: Please provide 1) Event Name 2) Event Location 3) Event Location Address 4) City, State, ZIP 5) Brief Description 6) Admission Fees 7) Event Contact Info. Please email this information to Jim Ankrom, Associate Editor. To meet print deadlines, you notices need to be sent to our offices 90 days before the event takes place. Please do not send notices by mail. Carstens Publications is not responsible for notice errors or cancellations.

Organizational Notices

BIRMINGHAM, AL The Smokey City Rails ModelRailroadClub is seeking new members who are interested in model railroading. We operate a portable HO-scale layout. We meet most Tuesday nights in Vestavia. Info.: send email to.

GADSDEN, AL. The Coosa Valley Model Railroad Club is seeking new members who are interested in model railroading. The club operates a large display layout in the Mary Hardin Cultural Arts Center and a portable N-Scale layout. Meetings are Tuesday nights from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Center. Info.: e-mail.

PHOENIX, AZ. The Black Canyon Model Railroad Club has open membership for advanced modelers. We are an HO club located in Central Phoenix. Info.: Alan Elsroad, 480/473-1112 or Harold Shelton, 602/242-0751.

FREMONT, CA. The Tri-City Society of Model Engineers is temporarily without a home or layouts. The Niles Depot in Fremont is being moved to be part of the new Niles Plaza complex. We are in the process of designing new HO and N scale layouts. We are looking for new members that are interested in helping us design, build, and run on the new layouts. Info.: Stanley Keiser, 510/797-4449.

SACRAMENTO, CA. California State Railroad Museum volunteer training classes begin every spring and fall. Interviews conducted one month in advance for all interested persons. Info.: 916/445-0269.

BUENA VISTA, CA. We are a group of railroad history enthusiasts in the Denver, South Park & Pacific, Colorado & Southern and Associated railroad lines in Colorado. Membership inquiries should be sent to DSP&P Historical Society, P.O. Box 26, Buena Vista, CO 81211-0026.

LOUISVILLE, CO. The Boulder Model Railroad Club is accepting new members and welcomes modelers in all scales to attend our monthly meetings. Meetings are held at the American Legion post 111, 1150 Pine St., in Louisville, on the second Thursday of the month from 700 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Info.: Doug Wright, 303/431-1430 or Russ Boehm, 303/776-5416.

MONTROSE, CO. The San Juan Model Railroad and Historical Society is seeking new members to help continue the construction and scenery on our Ho scale layout. We meet at 7:00 p.m. each Thursday. Info.: email or call Rod Bunyard, 970/240-5903.

BRADENTON, FL. Sarasota Model Railroad Club has open membership with various levels available. We are located at 6730 15th St. E. meets are HO/N scales every Tues. 7:30 p.m. and O Scale/3-Rail meet every Thurs. at 7:30 p.m. Business meeting every Wed. of each month at 7:00 p.m. Info.: 941/358-3602.

COCOA, FL. Local club is seeking new members after moving to a new location, to help build the new DCC HO layout and rework an existing N-scale layout. We meet Tuesday mornings and Wednesday evenings at 1122A Lake Drive, Cocoa. Info.: Dave Klein: 321/783-5469.

DEERFIELD BEACH, FL The Deerfield Beach Railroad Museum is open to membership for those interested in either railroad history, or modeling. HO, Hon3 and N scale layouts. We are located in the Deerfield Beach Amtrak Station, 1300 Hillsborough Blvd., from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sat. 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. regular work session is Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Info.: Richard Linquist, 954/448-8935.

NORTH FORT MEYERS, FL. Scale Rails of Southwest Florida memberships are open to persons interested in HO and N gauge in construction and operation of a new DCC layout. The Club is open to public 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Club Depot at 1262 Piney Road, North Fort Meyers. Info.: Dennis Little, 239/415-6664.

ORLANDO, FL Central Florida Railroad Modelers are accepting new members at 2500 Silver Star Rd., Ste. 1700 Club meets Saturday evenings and is constructing new HO scale layout using Digitrax Control System as well as operating CTC system. Info.: Eric Hench, 407/365-1917.

ORLANDO, FL Orlando Society of Model Railroaders is seeking new members interested in HO model railroading Meets Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and most Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Info.: Dick Trautman, 507/658-0085.

ORANGE CITY, FL. The Electric Railway Clubs of Florida HO, O and G gauge meets at members homes on the second Saturday of each month, locations announced. Info.: Jim Richards, 386/775-4777.

SARASOTA, FL. Sarasota Model Railroad Club membership open, various levels HO and N scale meet every Tues. at 7:00 p.m. O scale and three-rail meet every Thurs. at 7:00 p.m., regular work sessions and clinics located at 6730 15th St. Info.: 941/358-3602.

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL. Arlington Heights Society of Model Engineers has an HO layout and needs new members. It meets Fridays at 7:30 p.m. at 1040 S. Arlington Heights Rd., (rear entrance). Info.: John Hetreed, 847/255-7275.

CHICAGO, IL. Northwestern Society of Model Railroaders seeking new members to operate and build their HO and HOn3 layout. Meetings Tuesday & Thursdays 7:00 p.m. at Edison Park Fieldhouse, 6755 N. Northwest Hwy. Info.: Bob Southworth, 630/279-3312.

ELMHURST, IL. Salt Creek Model Railroad Club is seeking new members for HO club, meetings and work nights Tuesdays 7:30 p.m. operating sessions every Friday night 7:30 p.m. Info.: Gerald L. Doran, 630/627-3217.

OAK PARK, IL The Oak Park Society of Model Engineers is seeking new members to build and operate on the HO Oak River Railroad. Club open Mon., Tues., and Wed. evenings 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 pm.. at Dole Learning Center, 251 Augusta Blvd., Oak Park Info.: http://aptakisic.net/opsme.htm or 708/848-5716.

GRIFFITH, IN. Ridge Model Railroad Association seeking new members interested in operating on a medium size HO layout with DCC. Meets every Wed. and Fri. from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. located below the gym in the Lake Ridge Administration Building. SW corner of Ridge Rd., and Colfax Ave. Info.: 219/201-3230 or 219/838-7545.

SOUTHBEND, IN. St. Joe Valley Model Railroad Club of South Bend is accepting new members, at former NYC Railroad freight house, 400 S. Main St., Mishawaka, Wed. & Fri. 7:00 pm. to 11:00 p.m. Info.: David Korkhouse, 574/272-6436.

CROSSLAKE, MN. The Northern Trackers Railroad Club is seeking new members who are interested in model railroading. The club is located at 35170 County Rd., 3, Crosslake. Info.: Bill Bury at 218/692-1548.

UNION, NJ. The Model Railroad Club is seeking new members. We meet every Tues. Night 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Sat. after 1:00 p.m. at 295 Jefferson Ave, Union. We have N scale and HO scale layouts. HO scale undergoing major expansion. Info.: Russ Fiero.

HICKSVILLE, NY The West Island Model Railroad Club has moved and is constructing a new 5,600 sq. ft. DCC model railroad. We are looking for new members to join in all aspects of construction of our second great layout. Stop by Tuesday and Friday evenings at 485 South Broadway. For directions and info.: http://www.wimrrc.com or e-mail or call Victor Grappone, 516./433-6600.

GARDNER, MA. Southern New England Model Railroad Club is seeking new members to build and operate the permanent and modular club layouts. Please visit our website at http://www.snemrr.org. Info.: Norm Thidemann, 413/774-3304.

CARLSTADT, NJ The New York Society of Engineers is seeking new members. Meets every Wed. night from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at 341 Hoboken Rd., Carlstadt. Info.: Andrew Brusgard, 908/686-4856.

ROCKY HILL, NJ. Pacific Southern Railway Company is seeking new members. We are a large HO layout converting to DCC. Meets Wednesdays 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Info.: http://www.pacificsouthern.org; Stan Nadbielny, 908/581-4243.

FREEPORT, NY The Great South Bay Model Railroad Club Inc., membership in the club is open to all, meets on a rotating basis 1st Monday. 2nd Tues. 3rd and 4th Thurs. Meetings start at 8:00 p.m. at Freeport Exempt Fireman's Hall, 9 North Long Beach Ave., Freeport. Info.: Kevin R. McKay, 516/223-9357.

ROCHESTER, NY. Seeking persons interested in joining a new group who will operate O Scale trains using two rail equipment only. Info.: E.C. Williams, 585/381-7701.

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY. Rockville Centre Model RR’s is accepting new members located at 200 Sunrise Highway, Rockville Centre, NY on Wednesday 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Info.: Walt Connell, 516/594-1654.

SYRACUSE, NY. Syracuse Model Railroad Club is seeking new members interested in modeling and operating HO gauge layouts. We have layout meetings Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m. second floor Eastwood American Legion, 102 Nichols Ave., Syracuse. Info.: Greg Clark, 315/487-8406.

COLUMBUS, OH. The Janis Center Railroad Club is seeking new members. It has a landscaped HO layout approximately 13 scale miles long. Open Tues & Wed. from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Weds. 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 600 E. 11th Ave., Janis Center. Info.: Carl Albrecht, 614/268-6709.

SANDUSKY, OH The Erie & Mad River Model Railroad Club is recruiting new members at 2309 N. Depot St., Sandusky across from the Amtrak Station we meet Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. Info.: Robert W. Butler, 419/6259356.

VANDALIA, OH. The Crossroads Railroad Club, Inc., is seeking new members. It has two permanent layouts, HO and N scales, both DCC and DC compatible. Open every Tuesday 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at 304 N. Dixie Drive. Info.: visit website http://www.crossroadsrr.com or contact Brian Lairson, 937/470-1200.

BEAVERTON, OR. The Aloha & Western Oregon Lines Model Railroad Club (AWOL) welcomes new members to enjoy an informal atmosphere where everyone from young or old and those new to the hobby or with years of experience are welcome. Info.: http://www.aloharail.org for location and times or call Mitch Zeller, 503/642-3979.

EPHRATA, PA. The Shortline Model Railroad Club located at the back of 11 S. State St., Ephrata has openings for membership. They are expanding their 20 year mature layout. Meets Thursday evenings and an occasional Friday evening. Contact Bill Weiss, 717/299-4004 or Steve Borruto, 717/824-3757.

HARRISBURG, PA. A New NTRAK modular N Scale club is forming and looking for members. Info.: Mark Friend, 717/730-9419; web http://www.penscalers.org.

COMMERCE, TX. The East Model Railroad Club is seeking new members. HO and N scale layouts. ETMRS meets formally once a month for business meeting, and most Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Commerce. Info.: President Paul Fogel, 903/217-5844.

HOUSTON, TX. Houston N Crowd invites new members to join, meetings are at 7:00 p.m. on the third Wed. of each month except December at 2506 South Blvd., Houston, N Scale modular operations most Saturdays. Info.: http://www.houstonNcrowd.org.

EAGLETON, WI. We are forming the Eagleton & Northwestern Model Railroad Club to model in HO Scale. Info.: Sam Farlow, 16125 117th St., Bloomer, WI 54724.

FRANKLIN, WI. Model Railroad Club of Milwaukee, Inc., 215 East National Avenue, Milwaukee meeting/work nights Mondays 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. operating sessions open to public, third Friday of the month from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and last Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Info: 414/425-8635.

BRACEBRIDGE, ONTARIO, CANADA The Muskoka Model Railway Club is looking for new members to replace retirees and help develop new layouts. Info.: Dave Powley, 705/646-9711.

MIDLAND, ONTARIO, CANADA The Midland District Railroad Club welcomes new members. Meetings every Monday night throughout the year at 7:30 p.m. at the Huronia District Airport, flight school building. Info.: John Brown, 705/538-1196 or Ed Bernard, 705/526-5664.

Special Events

PINE MOUNTAIN, GA. Feb. 6: Narrow Gauge Railway Day beginning at 9:00 a.m. swap tables, vendors and clinics, contests and prizes, displays, modular layouts, and much more! Visit the website at http://www.themontgomerys.info/NGRDHOME/NGRDindex.html.

MALVERN, PA. Mar. 26-28: The Philadelphia Division NMRA is sponsoring the third bi-annual Valley Forge Railroad Prototype Modelers meet at the Desmond Great Valley Hotel and Conference Center, One Liberty Blvd., http://www.phillynmra.org.

NMRA Events

PHOENIX, AZ March 6: NMRA/PSR Arizona Division Spring Meet will be held at the First Southern Baptist Church, 3100 W. Camelback from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Adm.: $7.00 under 21 $3.00, free if joining NMRA/PSR. Info.: Art Carlton, 520/723-9212.

PALMETTO, FL. Feb. 27: The Sunshine Region Western Division’s winter 2009 meeting for all model railroaders at the Manatee Civic and convention center in Palmetto, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Adm.: $10.00. Info.: Gilbert Thomas Jr., 863-412-3090.

PALATINE, IL March 6-7: Midwest Region NMRA 32nd annual High Wheel Train Show at Harper College Sports Center, Building “M” Algonquin and Roselle Roads, Palatine from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Adm.: $7.00, Seniors $6.00, ages 5-12 $2.00, under 5 free. Info.: Richard Sweet, 847/550-1399.

FORT WAYNE, IN. Feb. 27: The Maumee Valley Railroad Club Model Railroad Show and Swap meet at Coliseum Bingo 911 W. Washington Center Rd., Fort Wayne from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Adm.: 260/490-9999 Adm.: $4.00, families $6.00 under 12 free. Info.: Chuck White, 260/760-1666.

PEABODY, MA March 13: 2010 Spring Training at the Holiday Inn Peabody, 1 Newbury St., Peabody from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Adm.: $6.00, under 12 free. Info.: http://www.hubdiv.org.

RENO, NV April 28-May 2: It’s Reno or Bust! The 2010 PCR-NMRA Annual Convention being held in Reno/Sparks Nevada at the Nugget Hotel. Early registration through Jan. 31 2010. go online at www.pcrmn.ra.org/conv2010. Info.: Dick Foster at 775/851-7315.

MADISON, WI. Mar 7: The NMRA, Midwest Region, South Central Wisconsin Divisions monthly meeting at Fitchburg Community center 5510 Lacy Rd., meeting begin at 1:00 p.m. Info. http://www.nmra-scwd.org.

Club shows

GLENDALE, CA. First Monday of the Month: Glendale Model Railroad Club Open House in Fremont Park, 619 Hahn Ave., from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Adm.: Free. Info.: Milt Harker, 818/248-2281.

PINELLAS PARK, FL. March 19, 20, 21: H&R Trains 58th Train Show at H&R Trains, 6901 S Hwy. 19. N. Pinellas Park from Fri. & Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sun. 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Adm.: Free. Info.: David Beiter or Alice Morris, 727/526-4682.

WAUCONDA, IL. March 20-21: Lake County Model Railroad Fall Open House, at 107 S. Main St., (rear entrance) from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Adm.: free. Info.: http://www.lcmrr.org.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN. March 6: Naptown and White River Model Railroad Club’s Train Show and Open House at Manual High School Gym, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Adm.: $5.00, under 12 free. Info.: http://www.naptownrr.org.

SOUTH BEND, IN March 21: St. Joe Valley Railroad Club Spring 2010 Show at St. South Bend Elks Club from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Adm.: $4.00, family $8.00. Info.: David Korkhouse, 574/272-6436.

AUGUSTA, ME. March 20: Maine 3-Railers O-Gauge Model Railroad Club’s Model Railroad Show at Augusta Elks Lodge, 397 Civic Center Drive, Rt. 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Adm.: $4.00, under 12 free. Family limit $10.00. Info.: Fred Guth, 207/443-3806 or Jeff Jacobs, 207/729-2252.

FOXBORO, MA. March 7: Rail-A-Rama XLII sponsored by Mystic Valley Railway Society at Christina’s from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Adm.: $5.00, ages 5-12 $1.00, under 5 free. Info.: 617/361-4445 or http://www.mysticvalleyrs.org.

FLEMINGTON, NJ. March 20: The Black River Railroad Historical Trust 5th Annual Train Show at the Flemington Elks Lodge, Rt. 31 Flemington from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Info.: Jerry Jagger at 609/213-6209.

OSWEGO, NY. March 27-28: Oswego Railroad Museum Open House at 56 First St., Oswego from Noon to 5:00 p.m. Adm.: $2.00, ages 6-11 $1.00; under 5 free. Info.: Izzy, 315/561-6863 or Bill, 315/906-2193.

NEW BERN, NC. March 6-7: Carolina Coastal Railroaders 15th Annual Train Show at New Bern High School, 4200 Academic Drive, from Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to Sun. 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Adm.: $6.00, under 12 free w/adult. Info.: Joseph T. Hofmann, 252/638-8872.

SAN JACINTO, TX. Feb. 20: The San Jacinto Model Railroad Club will present the Greater Houston Train Show at the Stafford Center, 10505 Cash Road at Murphy road, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Adm.: $6.00, ages 12-18 $1.00, under 12 free. Info: http://sanjac.leoslair.com/show.htm.

ESSEX JUNCTION, VT. March 6: Vermont Rails 2010 Model Railroad Show at Vermont Route 15, Essex Junction, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Info.: Ron Piro, 802/878-1135.

LaCROSSE, WI. March 20-21: LaCrosse & Three Rivers Railroad Club’s 29th Annual Model Railroad Show at LaCrosse Center, 2nd and Pearl St., from Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m to Sun. 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Adm.: $5.00, under 11 free w/adult. Info.: Mark Bell, 608/797-4604.

CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO, CANADA March 27: The 27th Annual Doubleheaders Model Railroad Self-Guided Home/Club Layout Tour. Tickets and Maps available. Hours 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Hespeler Arena, 640 Ellis Road West, layouts open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Adm.: $5.00. Info; http://www.doubleheaders.org.

MOOSE JAW, SASKATHEWAN, CANADA March 27-28: Thunder Creek Model Railroad Club Model Train Show at Moose Jaw Western Development Museum, 50 Diefenbaker Dr., from 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. Adm.: $8.50, seniors $7.50, students $5.25; children $2.00, family $18.50. Info: Jackie Hall at 306/693-5989.

Train Collectors Meets

BAKERSFIELD, CA. March 13-14: Golden Empire Historical & Modeling Society Annual Model Train Show & Swap Meet at Kern County Fair, 1142 South “P” Street, from Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to Sun. 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Adm. for both days: $6.00, ages 12 and under free w/adult. Info.: Doug Wagner, 661/331-6695.

ANSONIA, CT. March 21: The Boy Scouts of Crew 33, Derby CT. will have having a Train Show at Warsaw Park, Rt. 243 Pulaski Hwy. Ansonia from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Adm.: $5.00, children $3.00, under 3 free (family of 2 adults and 2 children $12.00) Info.: Barry Howard, 203/732-5346.

HARTLY, DE. March 20: Hartly Vol. Fire Company Annual spring Model Train and Toy Show at the Fire Company 2898 Arthursville Rd., Hartly from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Adm.: $3.00, spouse $2.00, under 12 free w/adult. Info: 302/492-3755.

PLANT CITY, FL. March 20: H.B. Plant Railroad Historical Society Train Show and Swap Meet at the John Trinkle Building on the Plant City campus of Hillsborough Community College, 1206 North Park Rd. from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Adm.: $6.00, under 17 free w/adult. Info.: Gilbert Thomas Jr., 863/412-3090.

CHICAGO RIDGE, IL. March 12: Swap Fest at Our Lady of the Ridge, 10859 S. Ridgeland, Chicago Ridge, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Adm.: $2.00. Info.: Michael LaBeau, 708/308-9036.

HIGHLAND, IN. Mar. 9, Apr. 13: Illiana Train Club Open Meet at Arc Bridges 9600 Kennedy Ave., Highland, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Adm.: $3.00. Info.: 219/924-5534.

MUNCIE, IN. Feb. 27: 19th Annual Muncie Model Train Show by Muncie and Western Model Railroad Club, Delaware County Fairgrounds, 1210 N. Wheeling Ave., from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Adm.: $4.00, under 12 free w/adult. Info.: R. Brian Wolfe at 765/284-8776.

OTTUMWA, IA. March 6-7: The Great River Railway Club’s Annual Railroad Fair Weekend at the Quincy Place Plaza Mall, intersection Hwy. 34 & Quincy Ave., from Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. to Sun. 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. Adm.: Free. Info.: 319/931-3034.

ANNAPOLIS, MD. Feb. 13: WB&A chapter TCA Toy Train meet at Annapolis Armory, 18 Willow St. from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Adm.: $5.00, under 12 and military free. Info.: Art Tate at 410/766-9100.

ARCADIA, MD. March 4: The Maryland Steam Historical Society’s 4th Annual Train Show at the Arcadia VFD Exposition Grounds, Arcadia from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Adm.: $3.00. Info.: Bruce, 717/417-3318 or Dave, 410/857-0344.

HAGERSTOWN, MD. Feb. 28: Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum presents The Trains of Christmas Shows at the Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, 300 S. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., closed 12/5 and 1/1. Adm.: $4.00, ages 12 and under $.50. Info.: Bill Knode, 301/739-4665.

AUBURN, MA. Feb. 28: Worcester Model Railroaders Annual Show and Sale at Auburn Elks Club, 754 Southbridge St. from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Adm.: $5.00, under 12 free. Info.: Ralph Kimball, 508/755-1873 or http://www.wmrr.org.

WILMINGTON, MA. March 27-28: Greenberg’s Train & Toy Show at Shriners Auditorium, 99 Fordham Rd., Wilmington from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Adm.: $7.00, under 12 free. Info.: Greenberg Shows, 630/279-4087.

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI. March 21: The Redford Model Railroad Club presents Trainorama Extra 2010 Model Railroad and Rail Memorabilia Flea Market at the Costick Community Center, 28600 Eleven Mile Rd., Farmington Hills, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Adm.: $5.00, under 12 free w/adult. Info.: Pierre Willermet, 313/565-1027 or 734/953-2546.

MT. CLEMENS, MI March 7: Gratiot Valley Model Railroad Club Show and Sale at Macomb Expo Center, 14500 E. 12 Mile Road, Mt. Clemens from 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. Adm.: $5.50, under 12 free. Info.: 586/468-4877.

SALINE, MI. Feb. 21: 40th Annual Train Show and Sale presented by the Ann Arbor Model Railroad Club at the Saline Middle School, 7190 N. Maple Rd. Adm.: $6.00, under 10 Free with paid adult. Info: http://www.a2trainshow.com.

EDISON, NJ. March 13-14: Greenberg’s Train & Toy Show at New Jersey Convention & Expo Center, 97 Sunfield Ave., Edison, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Adm.: $7.00, under 12 free. Info.: Greenberg Shows, 630/279-4087.

ALBANY, NY March 21: The Mountain Toy & Railroad Club Swap Meet at the Polish Community Center, Washington Ave., Extension & Rapp Rd., from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Adm.: $5.00. Info.: George Washburn, 518/828-7902.

FARMINGVILLE, NY. Mar. 7, Apr. 18: Central Operating Lines Ltd. All Gauge Swap Meet at Bingo Hall, 1055 Portion Rd., from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Adm.: $4.00, under 12 free w/adult. Info.: Michael Iorio, 516/314-6499.

HUDSON, NY March 7: Columbia-Greene Community Foundation, Inc. Toy and Train Show from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Columbia-Greene Community College-Gym, Student Center. Adm.: $3.00, under 7 free. Info.: Guy Apicella, 518/828-4181.

RONKONKOMA, NY. March 20-21: Central Operating Lines Ltd. Model Railroad Open House at 90 F.Raynor Ave. Adm.: Free. Info.: Peter Palma, 631/748-4265.

GREENSBORO, NC March 13: Carolina Model Railroaders Train Show & Swap Meet at the J. Douglas Gaylon Depot at the corner of Washington & Church Sts. Greensboro, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Adm.: $5.00, under 12 free. Info.: 336/540-1543.

DALTON, OH. March 28: CJ Trains Spring Greater Wayne County Train and Toy Show at Buckeye Event Center, 624 Henry Street, Dalton from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Adm.: $5.00, under 12 free Info.: Jon Ulbright, 330/262-7488.

GREENVILLE, OH. March 7: Darke County Model Railroad Club Flea Market at the Darke County Fairgrounds, Youth Building Rt. 49 So. Edge of Greenville, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Adm.: $3.00, under 12 free. Info.: Sam Bashore, 937/548-0059 or Joe Worz.

PARMA, OH. March 6: Great Lakes Div. TCA Lake Erie Chapter of the Train Collectors Association Train Show at UAW Hall 5615 Chevrolet Blvd. Parma, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Adm.: $5.00, family $7.00. Info.: John H. Carlisle, 419/994-4759.

ALTOONA, PA. March 14: Alto Model Train Museum Assoc. Train Meet at Pinecroft Fire Hall, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Adm.: $4.00, under 12 free. Info.: Ron Kennedy, 814/696-9671.

KITTANNING, PA. Feb. 28: Kittanning Train Show at Kittanning Township Volunteer Firehall, Rt. 422, East of Kittanning from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Adm.: $3.00, under 12 free. Info.: David Campbell, 724/352-1113.

LANCASTER, PA. March 6-7: Lancaster County Convention Center, 3 East Vine Street, Lancaster from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Adm.: $7.00, under 12 free. Info.: Greenberg Shows, 630/279-4087.

PALMERTON, PA March 28: Carbon Model Railroad Society Train Meet at Palmerton Area High School, 3533 Fireline Rd., from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Adm.: $3.00, under 13 free w/adult. Info.: Garry Mack, 610/826-6636.

NEW BRAUNFELS, TX. March 20-21: New Braunfels Historical Railroad and Modelers Society, Inc. ‘Jamboree 2010” at the New Braunfels Civic Center, 375 S. Castell Ave., hours are Sat. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to Sun. 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Adm.: $6.00, ages 13-17 $2.00, ages 5-12 $1.00. Info.: http://www.newbraunfelsrailroadmuseum.org.

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. Feb. 27-28: Greenbergs Train & Toy show at Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St., Virginia Beach from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Adm.: $7.00, under 12 free, Info.: Greenberg Shows, 630/279-4087.

WINCHESTER, VA. March 13: Winchester Model Railroad Club train Show and Sale at Friendship Fire Hall, North Pleasant Valley Road, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Adm.: $4.00, ($3.00 with postcard) under 12 free w/adult. Info.: 540/665-9898.or http://www.mrrc.org.

OLYMPIA, WA. March 20: The Olympia Capitol City Lions will be holding their 25th Annual All Scales Model Railroad Swap Meet at the Thurston County Fairgrounds, 3054 Carpenter Road, S.E. Olympia from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Adm.: $6.00, seniors & students $4.00, under 12 free w/adult. Info.: Bill Zidel at 360/438-3503.

APPLETON, WI. March 13; The Paper Valley Model Railroad Club is hosting their Annual Fall Swap Meet at the National Guard Armory, 2801 W. Second St., Appleton, from 10:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. Adm.; $2.00, ages 8-16 $1.00, family max $5.00. Info.: Jim Leschke, 920/851-6557.

CEDARBURG, WI. March 14: Metro Model Railroad Club, Ltd. 15th Annual Spring Model Train Show and Swap Meet at Circle B. Recreation 6261 Hwy. 60 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Adm.: $3.00, under 12 free w/adult. Info.: James Bartelt, 262/284-5876.

COBOURG, ONTARIO, CANADA March 6: Cobourg Model Train Show at the Lions Community Center, Elgin Street East, Cobourg from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Adm.: $5.00, under 12 $1.00. Info.: Ted Rafuse, 905/372-8375.

NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO, CANADA March 7:10th Annual Spring Model Railway Show at the Optimist Hall, 4751 Dorchester Rd., Niagara Falls from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Adm.:$5.00, under 12 free. Info: 905/357-6539.

Railfan Events

MT. PLEASANT, MI. The Lake Central Rail Tours in coordination with the Michigan State Trust for Railway Preservation, will be operating excursions powered by Pere Marquette 2-8-4 No. 1225. All excursions operate over the rails of the Tuscola & Saginaw Bay Railway in Michigan. Tickets must be purchased in advance from Lake Central Rail Tours. Info.: free brochure call 866-608-0746 or visit the web site www.lakecentralrailtours.com.


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