October 17, 2012
Updated Oct 27, 2013 at 9:37 PM CDT
EAST PEORIA, Ill. -- If you missed last year's Peoria Train Fair, you'll have another chance to experience the event come November.
The fundraising event, sponsored by the Illinois Valley Model Railroad Club in Peoria and Pekin's River City Model Railroad Club, will be held once again at the Illinois Central College East Peoria campus. There, train enthusiasts will experience several operating model railroad layouts, swap meet tables, videos and more.
“Whether you are a model railroad enthusiast, train buff, or just someone who is looking for unique Christmas gifts, there will be something for everybody” said event organizer, Ron Brown.
River City Model Railroad Club President Don MacGregor said the event is wonderful for introducing the hobby to a new group of model train lovers.
“We’re excited to pass on the fun of model railroading to the next generation. Our traveling layout, complete with sidings, accessories and scenery, will give attendees an idea of what is possible in model railroading,” said MacGregor.
DVDs, videos, books, and photos, as well as many model railroad parts and supplies will be available. Tables will also highlight new and used Lionel, O, HO, N and Z items. Real railroad memorabilia will be available including clothing (hats, shirts, patches, and pins).
All proceeds from the fair support the Illinois Valley Model Railroad Club in Peoria and River City Model Railroad Club in Pekin and their efforts to highlight and promote the hobby of model railroading to all.
The Peoria Train fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 18. Admission is just $3 for adults. Kids, 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Refreshments will be available.