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

Thank you!

This year’s Great Train Extravaganza was a great success. We’d like to thank all of our vendors and exhibitors, the tons of help we received from our 100% volunteer staff, and most of all to Read more…

Three weeks…

We’re just three weeks from the show. All vendor space is now completely sold out. It looks like we’re going to have a great show. Buy your tickets now at

One month to go!

We’re just one month away from the 2018 Great Train Extravaganza. The show will be packed full with several new great vendors and amazing new layouts. Buy your tickets today and avoid long lines at Read more…

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