2019 Spring Train Show Listing

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2019 Spring Train Show Listing

Postby lvrr325 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:43 am

Here's the calendar for 2019 for the winter-spring season.

As before, unconfirmed dates in red and are listed based on previous show dates. When they're confirmed I'll add additional posts to indicate so. I am a little surprised on a few of them they don't have info out, but the websites seem to be the last thing to get changed.


January:

Sunday 1/13 - Buffalo (West Seneca) - TCA Toy Train Show, Ismalia Shriners Temple
Sunday 1/20 – Utica – TTCS 38th annual Utica Train Show, Union Station
Sunday 1/27 - Buffalo - Trainorama, Pvt. Leonard Post, Walden Ave.
(Weekend 1/26-1/27 - Amherst Railway Society Hobby Show at the Big E in Springfield MA)

February:

Sunday 2/3 – Buffalo (Depew) – TTCS Buffalo Snowball Train Show, Polish Falcons
Sunday 2/10 - Fishkill - Fishkill Model Train and Railroad Hobby Show, Fishkill Rec Center
Weekend 2/16 – 2/17 – Buffalo (Hamburg) – WNYRHS Winter Train & Toy Show, Erie Co. Fairgrounds
Saturday 2/23 - Rochester - TCA Toy Train Show, Edgerton Community Center
Sunday 2/24 – Syracuse (Eastwood) – Syracuse Model Railroad Club annual show

March

Weekend 3/2-3/3 – Rochester – Greenberg Train Show, Dome Center
Sunday 3/3 - Scranton, PA - Scranton Train Show, Lackawanna Station Hotel
Saturday 3/9 - Binghamton - Greater Binghamton Regional Train Show
Sunday 3/10 - Syracuse (Camillus) - NRHS Spring Ahead Train Show, Camillus Fire Dept
Saturday 3/16 - Albany - Albany Train Show, Polish Community Center

Sunday 3/17 – Rochester – TTCS Rochester Shamrock Train Show, Eagle Club
Sunday 3/17 - Kingston - Kingston Model Train and Railroad Hobby Show, Murphy Midtown Center
Weekend 3/23-3/24 - Webster - W.A.S.P.S./FCTT Train Show (believe this is correct per FCTT flyer)
Sunday 3/31 - Batavia – GSME Great Batavia Train Show, Genesee Community College

April:

Sunday 4/7– Buffalo (N. Tonowanda) – TTCS Spring Into Summer show, Knights Of Columbus
Sunday 4/7 – Amsterdam – Alco T&HS Rails Along The Mohawk show, Riverfront Center
Weekend 4/27-4/28 – Lockport – TTCS/NOME Lockport Train Show, Keenan Center


Notes:

TTCS dates, Eastwood, Greenberg, Batavia verified by their website, WNYRHS by show contract, Trainorama, Amsterdam by flyer. WASPS date I picked up from a FCTT flyer but do not have it in front of me. TCA dates also per flyers.

Albany Show page not yet updated; Binghamton not yet updated; Kingston/Fishkill people have not updated their website since the spring. Normally the Albany Polish Home show is the same day as Binghamton, but the last time March had five weekends in it they moved it a week to avoid a conflict with Greenberg in Edison, NJ, as the promoters do that show. I listed it this year accordingly, as Edison is the 9th-10th.

I intend to do about eight of these shows. Maybe that Albany show too if it ends up the 16th.

It's interesting that each major market has it's own circle of vendors, some only do shows close to home, some will go up to about the same distance I do, 150-200 miles, and a few particularly with Greenberg will come a long ways in for events, from other states. So you never know what you'll find someone selling. Amsterdam last year had vendors from Massachusetts and down towards NYC in for one last event before summer.
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Re: 2019 Spring Train Show Listing

Postby lvrr325 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:37 pm

Minor correction, the March 17th TTCS show is at the new location, "Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport" which is actually on the east side of the RIT campus. I forgot to change it when I pasted from previous listings.
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Re: 2019 Spring Train Show Listing

Postby umtrr-author » Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:02 pm

Hopefully Edgerton will happen this year. It was cancelled in 2018, I think on relatively short notice.
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Re: 2019 Spring Train Show Listing

Postby sd80mac » Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:56 am

I may be behind...

No more train show at Erie fairground in April or March?? I used to stop by there after tax filling in Buffalo area
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Re: 2019 Spring Train Show Listing

Postby lvrr325 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:05 pm

The WNYRHS shows in Hamburg at the Erie County Fairgrounds are typically the third weekend of November and the second or third weekend of February, next year the 15th and 16th of February and likely the 16th and 17th of November.

Which is when they've always been, perhaps you're thinking of the Rochester Greenberg show in March at the Dome Center which was always the first weekend in March, save the last few years after a hiatus and a stint at the iceplex which had it the first weekend in April.
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Re: 2019 Spring Train Show Listing

Postby sd80mac » Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:10 am

lvrr325 wrote:The WNYRHS shows in Hamburg at the Erie County Fairgrounds are typically the third weekend of November and the second or third weekend of February, next year the 15th and 16th of February and likely the 16th and 17th of November.

Which is when they've always been, perhaps you're thinking of the Rochester Greenberg show in March at the Dome Center which was always the first weekend in March, save the last few years after a hiatus and a stint at the iceplex which had it the first weekend in April.


No, not in Rochester... my uncle is in buffalo area and I go to his house to do the tax stuffs in the am. Then I would head to Erie Fairground afterward. (at least 3 times in late 1900's and early 2000's. Maybe 3rd weekend of Feb would make sense... I stopped going to there when there were more venders bringing in junk stuffs that are not train related... Things may had changed since then.
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Re: 2019 Spring Train Show Listing

Postby lvrr325 » Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:41 pm

... it is billed as a Train and Toy show.
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Re: 2019 Spring Train Show Listing

Postby sd80mac » Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:31 am

lvrr325 wrote:... it is billed as a Train and Toy show.


Really didn't notice that... I looked up the list of events in back of Model Railroading issues back then.

Thanks for mention that.
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Re: 2019 Spring Train Show Listing

Postby smph50 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:52 am

Hi Guys!

Maybe this link will help:

http://www.trainweb.org/wnyrhs/Images/show219/ShowFlyer219a.pdf

This will be our 28th "Winter Train Show and Toy Show." We added the "Toy Show" part in the late 90's to boost attendance. With the internet rapidly becoming a place to buy and sell anything, many younger model railroaders were skipping the shows and hobby stores and buying on line. We needed a way to draw in the entire family, not just Dad. Star Wars collectibles became hot again with a new movie due to be released in 1999 and Thomas and Friends were very popular. In short we had to be appealing to many collector genres. With the addition of other "toys," we saw a great increase of Moms with small children attending with Dad.

It may not seem like it, but the non railroad related tables account for only 20% - 30% of over 400 tables at the most. That means you will find almost 300 tables of railroad related merchandise. Hope you can attend in February.

Sincerely, Scott H.
~Scott H. - Erie (NS) MP-411.7
Western New York Railway Historical Society
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Re: 2019 Spring Train Show Listing

Postby lvrr325 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:17 am

UPDATES:

Binghamton is now CONFIRMED for March 9th. Got the flyer in the mail Thursday.

Kingston has updated their page and the show is March 24th, not the 17th as I'd guessed. No other changes, same location and times.

There is NO Fishkill show for spring 2019, it's been cancelled.

The Albany Train Show is still going to be MARCH 9th, they did not move it a week. Per email to show promoter.

That should confirm and set all the shows for this season.
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Re: 2019 Spring Train Show Listing

Postby SST » Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:15 pm

With the impending snow storm, I was curious what it takes to close or cancel a show. I was planning on going to Utica this weekend via Amrtrak again but with this weather I decided not to go. I'm guessing that my arrival train will arrive so late that I'll miss my train coming home.
Good luck to those who go.
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Re: 2019 Spring Train Show Listing

Postby lvrr325 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:59 pm

As of tonight it's on as scheduled.

The only cancel of a show I'm aware of due to weather was when Hamburg got walloped with 7 feet of snow in just a day or so, about four years ago November.

The problem of course is if you cancel, you're cancelled, most of the time you can't postpone to a later date both due to the venue may not be available again and due to other train shows, even if they're hours away some vendors may not be able to return. Plus you have to advertise all over again, rent tables again, etc.

I don't even know if I'm going, I will decide based on the weather Sunday morning.

I see Amtrak has altered their schedules for the weekend, per a report on the TV news, I didn't catch the details.
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Re: 2019 Spring Train Show Listing

Postby Dick H » Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:56 pm

List of Amtrak Cancelations in the East.
viewtopic.php?f=46&t=169063

In addition, only 3 of 8 NYP-ALB trains will run on Sunday and no trains will run beyond Albany.
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Re: 2019 Spring Train Show Listing

Postby lvrr325 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:22 pm

TTCS Utica show CANCELLED as of Saturday afternoon, per their Facebook page. Will not be rescheduled.
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Re: 2019 Spring Train Show Listing

Postby thebigham » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:41 am

Anyone from NYS go to the HUGE Springfield show last weekend??

It was out of control crowded around 11am Saturday morning. I don't remember it being that crowded when I used to go in the early 2010s. Well, it was a sunny day so good weather for driving.

I ran into 3 people I knew from Western New York.
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