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Upcoming Meets & Shows

Springfield Model Railroad Club's
Train Fair
March 19, 2017

Illinois State Fairgrounds
Orr Building, Gate #9 (Off of North 5th Street)

Sunday, March 19, 2017
Early Bird Shopping – Doors Open at 9:00 AM
Regular Show Hours – 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Admission: Conductors (Under age 11) - always FREE!
Engineers Early Bird entry - $10
Enginers Regular Fair Hours Admission - $5
Parking: Free!

Model Trains at Lincoln Square
April 1st & 2nd, 2017

Lincoln Square Village (Former Lincoln Mall)
100 W. High Street
Urbana, Illinois

Meet Hours:
Saturday, April 1st - 10 AM to 6 PM
Sunday, April 2nd - 11 AM to 4 PM

Free Admission

Decatur Train Fair
April 8th & 9th, 2017

Decatur Civic Center
412 North Jackson Street
Decatur, Illinois 62523

Meet Hours:
Saturday, April 8th - 10 AM to 4 PM
Sunday, April 9th - 11 AM to 4 PM

Admission: $5.00 (Children 12 and under FREE)
For Information Call Steve Bricker at
(217) 864-4397 or (217) 454-2528

******* Illinois Traction Society 31st Annual Meet *******
April 28th & 29th, 2017

LaSalle VFW Post
2335 Donahue St.
LaSalle, Illinois
(815) 223-6665

> PRINT Meet Reservation Form <

Friday - April 28th
6:00 PM Friday night’s informal gathering will be held at the Water Street Pub & Eatery 1525 Water St. PERU, Illinois (815) 223 0400 which will offer everyone the opportunity to meet old friends and make new acquaintances.  Pre-Pay Reservation required. Dinner will consist of pork chops, marinated chicken breasts, pasta salad, lettuce salad, scalloped potatoes, coffee or iced tea (gratuity included). $15.50 each.
Saturday - April 29th
9:00 AM Bus will originate in the parking lot of the LaSalle VFW Post.

The bus will follow a narrated tour of the IT’s Valley Division starting in DePue at the depot/substation (now the Selby Township Library) and follow the line eastward through LaSalle, Utica, Ottawa, and Marseilles, with a  photo and box lunch stop at the Morris depot/substation.  The cost of the trip is $25 and the optional box lunch is $10.00 per person. Note this will be the last bus tour conducted by the Illinois Traction Society.
Busses return to the LaSalle VFW Post.
5:00 PM Social Hour


6:00 PM Dinner Served
7:00 PM State of the Society Report
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Steve Holding will be unable to attend this year’s meet.  Watch this space for program and speaker information as soon as it becomes available.

> PRINT Meet Reservation Form <

Holiday Inn Express & Suites 5253 Trompeter Rd. Peru (815) 224-2500
Fairfield Inn & Suites 4385 Venture Drive Peru (815) 223-7458
Hampton Inn & Suites 4421 Peoria St. Peru (815) 220-8400
Quality Inn 5240 Trompeter Rd. Peru (815) 223-8585

Eleventh Annual St. Louis RPM Meet
June 23 and 24, 2017

Gateway Convention Center
One Gateway Drive
Collinsville, Illinois 62234

Friday, June 23rd and Saturday, June 24th
Meet Hours: 9 AM to 10 PM both days
Sales end at 5 PM Saturday

St. Louis RPM will be bigger and better than ever. For the latest information go to

Photos of the 2016 meet are online at

Bring your models, finished or in progress, for display and discussion.
All scales, gauges, and models from all eras are welcome; bring locomotives, structures, freight cars, dioramas, vehicles or other models.  There are no contests.  The purpose of this event is to share and learn new techniques, and meet your fellow modelers from St. Louis and around the Nation.

Attendees brought over 2,500 models to display in 2016!

Admission: $25.00 Fri & Sat, $20.00 Sat only.  Kids under 13 free with paid adult admission.
Contact John Golden at or Lonnie Bathurst at (217) 556-0314 or Clark Propst at for meet info.
This is a not-for profit event—hosted For Modelers By Modelers.

Go By Train

2017 Details TBA

September 24, 2016

Museum of Transportation
3015 Barrett Station Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63122

Event Hours:
Saturday, September 24th - 9 AM to 3 PM

  • Family-friendly event
  • Kids activities
  • Trolley Rides
  • Equipment Displays
  • Special Exhibits
  • Operating model trains
  • HCCA Brass & Nickel Antique Auto Show
  • Representatives from railroad groups
  • Birthday celebrations!
  • Book signings, special guests and MORE!

Boeing Employees' Railroad Club - St. Louis
Fall, 2017

Greensfelder Recreation Complex at Queeny Park
550 Wiedman Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63011

Saturday, Fall, 2017
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Admission: $3.00 (Children under 12 Free)
For Information Call (after 6:30 PM Central Time)
Matthew Schimmel (636) 448-7528

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