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Great Midwest Train Show
“The best place to buy, sell & trade since 1972”
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May 4, 2014
June 1, 2014
No show in July
August 10, 2014
September 14, 2014
October 12, 2014
November 9, 2014
December 14, 2014
9:30am to 3pm
Admission: $7 adults
Kids under 12 are FREE
The Great Midwest Train Show is the world's largest monthly train show with an average of 180 exhibitors at each show featuring trains of all scales and gauges. Whether you're a serious collector or just looking to get started with the hobby, this is a show you don't want to miss!
The next show is
Sunday, September 14, 2014
We hope to see you there!
Get your trains appraised at the show
There are scores of people at the show who can tell you what your trains are worth. Some even buy collections. That old train in your attic could be worth a fortune. Bring it to the show and find out! Read more about what to do if you inherited a large model train collection here.
Hands on HO scale layout featuring Digital Command Control and operating signals. Every month the Valley Model Railroad Association sets up their portable HO scale layout. Great opportunity for kids and adults to run a scale model railroad just like the real railroads do. More information here
Avoid the crowds
We offer early admission to the show between 7:00 and 9:00. Early admission is $10 and it allows you access to the show before it officially opens to the public. This means you can look for the deals before the main crowd comes in the show.
Have model trains that need repair?
Bring them to the show for a free inspection and evaluation. Minor repairs are done on the spot at no charge. Stop by the show office in Building 1 and we’ll show you who can help you with your repairs.
Want to See What the Show is About? See Show Photos
Time to thin your train collection?
Let us help you sell them. Become an exhibitor.
Chicago Area Model Railroad Clubs to Visit. Click Here
Is there anything for kids to do at the show?
Absolutely! If your child is interested in trains, then this show will help inspire
and create childhood memories. The show features several operating train displays
including a LEGO layout in Building 1, several smaller N scale layouts scattered
throughout the show, a G scale layout in Building 2, a multi-
In 2012 the Great Midwest Train Show is celebrated its 40th year at the DuPage County Fairgrounds. Here’s some show nostalgia
Have questions about Digital Command Control, Weathering, Train Signals, or airbrushing? We’ve got some experts who can help.
Take Metra to the Show. click here for info
The Union Pacific west line runs right past the show. The closest train station to the show is the Wheaton Metra station.
Considering a charter bus trip to the show?
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“What is your favorite part of the train show?”
…and here’s what we heard
“The bargain hunting & finding items that have been out of circulation.”
“The trains running for the little kids....all the displays.”
“Great bargains on the items and being able to actually see what I am buying, unlike using the Internet with ebay and being able to take the items home with me.”
“The huge selection and the extremely low prices.”
“The newer items that are available. The low cost and allowing my spouse in for free.”
“The sales. Great place to save money.”
“The different tables with all kinds of trains and shirts, hats, books & everything! I love trains, period!”
“In general, I really look forward to walking the show and seeking out new vendors with large collections to sell.”
“The scale of it. I find it awesome to wander from building to building and see such a quantity of vendors.”
“Getting out on a Sunday morning and checking out how many different things the sellers have. Tremendous variety of items.”
“The mix of various vendors, hobby stores, and individuals selling a wide variety of items, many at discount off MSRP, and sometimes, bargaining”
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