Our meeting location is the Founders Room of Chicago Union Station at 500 W. Jackson Blvd in downtown Chicago. The Founders Room is the onetime barbershop located inside the former Legacy Club in the southwest corner of the Great Hall. Parking is available at various lots in the area; the Amtrak garage has closed. The lot at Monroe & Jefferson (2 blocks from station) has a flat rate of $8 for in after 3 PM and out by 10 PM. Another smaller lot at 320 S. Clinton has a flat rate of $8 for in after 4 PM and out before 8 AM. The outdoor lot that you may be familiar with, next to the Amtrak Garage off Jackson, is no longer open and is now a bus terminal. Food and beverages are available in the station.  

NOTE: should a meeting be cancelled, we'll post a note on the website and a message on our phone number 312-829-4500.

    • Saturday, November 12, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    • Wisconsin State Fairground in West Allis

    20th Century Railroad Club invites you to


    America's Largest Operating Model Railroad Show

    Location: Wisconsin State Fairground in West Allis

    Date: Saturday, November 12th, 2022

    Time: 8:00am-8:00pm


    Round trip Amtrak Hiawatha

    Transfer to Fairgrounds

    Admission to Trainfest

    Trainfest is America’s largest operating model railroad show with up to 200,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space and has featured up to 70 operating model railroads. It is a great event for families and hobby enthusiasts alike, and Kalmbach is excited to bring this event back to the Milwaukee area after a two-year hiatus.

    Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of miniature railroading at the Trainfest! The train show is designed for children of all ages; for modelers, collectors, and enthusiasts; for families in search of good old-fashioned fun; and for the simply curious. The show features hundreds of booths of train manufacturers, train retailers, as well as huge operating exhibits, activities for kids, free seminars and educational opportunities, and much more.

    There’s plenty at Trainfest to see and do. You’ll see the best that the model railroad hobby has to offer; beautifully designed and built model train layouts in operation, scale models of trains, cars and buildings, and new products. There are free workshops and seminars where you can learn things like how to build a model railroad of your own, how to use digital command control, or how to make your trains and layout look ultra-realistic. Trainfest is designed to promote model trains to even the youngest enthusiast.


    Non-members $99 per person

    Members $95 per person

    Children under 12 $50 per person

    See departure and return options here

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