The OKC Railroad Expo is celebrating its second anniversary the weekend of March 29-31 at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in the Hobbies, Arts and Crafts Building.  

This show will be open from 3 to 8 p.m. March 29, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 30 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 31. The model train show has over 15,000 square feet of floor space reserved for exhibits, vendors and a large number of operating model railroads. 

This show has grown from a small swap meet to an event that is eagerly anticipated by all model train and railroad enthusiasts in the region.

The show itself will encompass all areas of the railroad hobby. One will be able to see railroad memorabilia, toy trains, operating model railroads of various sizes, museum exhibits and scale model trains. 

Fifty-five vendors from across the Southwest will be displaying various products for those with even the slightest interest in railroading. Railroad photographs, slides, DVDs, memorabilia, railroad antiques, model railroad supplies, toy trains, railroad books, T-shirts, calendars and artwork will be amongst the many items displayed and sold by these businesses.

The show will also feature the second children’s train set giveaway. Every hour during the train show, a complete model train set will be given away to a lucky child aged 12 and under. 

Sponsors for this event will include many of the vendors attending the show. Best of all, the first 200 children through the doors on March 30 will receive a model train freight car.

Last year, the show had over 1,000 attendees, many of whom were Oklahoma families. This year’s goal is to reach as many Oklahoma families and invite them to share the timeless joys of the model railroading world, as well as the exciting past (and the future) of the railroads that have helped to build our great state. 

The show celebrates the railroad’s influence on our state with displays and exhibit by the Oklahoma Railway Museum, as well as many of the model railroads which portray Oklahoma scenery and trains. 

Admission is $8 for adults, with children 12 and under admitted free. For more information about the show itself, please call 405-842-4846.