The Great Train Extravaganza is eastern New York’s largest model railroad and toy train hobby show. It’s held every year at the Empire State Convention Center in Albany, New York, usually on the first Sunday in December, coinciding with the tree lighting ceremony at Empire State Plaza. Our dozens of vendors offer new and used trains for sale, plus parts, clothing, memorabilia, photographs, and accessories. We also feature numerous exhibitors showing off all kinds of pieces of railroad history and artifacts, and several operating model railroads in N, HO, and O gauges, LEGO, and larger. We even have a Roaming Railroad that will take you on a ride around the Empire State Plaza Concourse. The show coincides with the Taste NY Holiday Market and the Holiday Tree and Fireworks Festival at the Empire State Plaza, so why not bring the whole family and make it a day?

The Great Train Extravaganza is presented by the Hudson-Berkshire Division of the National Model Railroad Association.


Recent updates about the Great Train Extravaganza
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Vendor Registration Forms

Vendor and exhibitor registration forms will be going out in the mail early next week, and area also available on this site at Get your forms in early as space sold out completely the Read more…


New Website

The Great Train Extravaganza has a shiny new website. Check it for all the latest news about the show, and coming soon, we’ll be selling tickets online.

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