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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We’re less than two months from this year’s Great Train Extravaganza. Vendor space is selling out fast, and we’ve got more than a dozen layouts attending. Get your tickets now at


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This year’s Great Train Extravaganza is just over two months away, and tickets are now available for purchase online for the first time. This year’s show will be bigger and better than ever with FOUR Read more…

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