2020 Spring Train Show Schedule for Upstate NY

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2020 Spring Train Show Schedule for Upstate NY

Post by lvrr325 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:53 am

2020 Spring Train Show Schedule for Upstate NY (and selected other events)

January

Sunday 1/19– Utica – TTCS Utica Train Show, Union Station
(Weekend 1/25-1/26 – Springfield, MA – Amherst Model RR Club huge show)
Sunday 1/26 – Buffalo – Trainorama, Pvt. Leonard Post, Walden Ave.

February

Sunday 2/2 – Buffalo (Depew) – TTCS Buffalo Snowball Train Show, Polish Falcons
Weekend 2/15-2/16 – Buffalo (Hamburg) – WNYRHS Winter Train & Toy Show, Erie County Fairgrounds
Sunday 2/23 – Syracuse – Eastwood Model RR Club show
Saturday 2/29 – Rochester – Edgerton Model Railroad Show, Edgerton Community Center

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March

Sunday 3/8 - Scranton, PA - Scranton Train Show, Lackawanna Station Hotel
Sunday 3/8 – Syracuse (Camillus) – NHRS Spring Ahead Train Show, Camillus Fire Dept.
Saturday 3/14 - Albany - Albany Train Show, Polish Community Center
Sunday 3/15 – Rochester – TTCS Rochester Shamrock Train Show, Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport
Saturday 3/21 – Binghamton – Greater Binghamton Regional Train Show
Sunday 3/22 - Kingston - Kingston Model Train and Railroad Hobby Show, Murphy Midtown Center
Sunday 3/29 – Batavia – GSME Great Batavia Train Show, Genesee Community College

Weekend 3/?? - Webster - WASPS benefit show

April

Sunday 4/5– Buffalo (N. Tonowanda) – TTCS Spring Into Summer show, Knights Of Columbus
Sunday 4/5 – Amsterdam – Alco T&HS Rails Along The Mohawk Show , Riverfront Center
Weekend 4/25-4/26 – Lockport - TTCS/NOME Train Show, Keenan Center

June

Satruday 6/13 – Schoharie – Schoharie Valley RR Museum train show


Notes:

January - Springfield included as it's so big and so many NY folks attend. A few regular vendors set up and sell there too.

February - WNYRHS confirmed via Facebook posting

March - March is another strange month starting on a Sunday; shuffling has the Spring Ahead show technically a week early, the Binghamton show a week later than usual (conflict with using the venue). Scranton is also technically late, it's usually the first Sunday of March. There will be no Greenberg show, due to issues with potential Ticketron service charges, but they do want to return. Fishkill is also cancelled for the second year in a row; my guess is it's done. The Albany Polish Center show I don’t have 100% confirmed but promoter tells me it’s always the second Saturday. Maybe it’s good there’s no Greenberg, it would likely have been March 7-8, there'd be a conflict or someone would have to move.

The WASPS show is typically the third weekend in March but at least once was in April and has moved weeks where it was opposite the TTCS show at the Radisson. It's a small show to benefit the Webster Association of Senior Program Supporters and gets announced fairly close to the event.

April - Had the flyer in hand for Rails along the Mohawk and forgot to bring it home with me. But the Sunday following the 5th is Easter and I don’t recall it showing the 19th. Web and Facebook not updated as of 12/2. I'll probably know for sure after RIT.

June - The Schoharie Valley Railroad Museum is trying this new event. However June is really too late in the year for upstate NY for a show; I wish them luck. Generally when it's nice enough to do outdoor things, train shows do poorly, as evidenced by the attendance drop that ended Ithaca and the stagnant attendance at Lockport. Even I go sell at car show swap meets that time of year.

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