• 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

Past events

Saturday, August 27, 2022 Trip 22-D East Troy Electric Railway Museum and Lake Geneva Harbor Cruise
Saturday, July 30, 2022 Trip 22-F Pullman National Monument
Saturday, June 25, 2022 Trip 22-B Galesburg Railroad Days
Saturday, May 14, 2022 Trip 22-A Indiana Double Header
Saturday, October 23, 2021 Trip 21-B Springfield, Illinois One-Day Adventure!
Saturday, September 25, 2021 Trip 21-A Elkhart, South Bend One-Day Adventure
Thursday, July 15, 2021 Trip 21-VB-1 Colorado Rail Experience
Friday, November 13, 2020 CANCELED - Trip 20-A St Louis, MO. Adventure
Saturday, October 03, 2020 *Canceled* Trip 20-V-4 Great Lakes & Trains featuring the Grand Hotel
Saturday, September 12, 2020 *Canceled* Trip 20-D Wisconsin Great Northern Rail Road and Duluth, MN
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Trip 20-V-1 Great Parks of the Southwest Featuring The Grand Canyon
Saturday, October 26, 2019 Trip 19-F Southern Illinois Adventure *Sold Out*
Friday, October 04, 2019 Trip 19-Z-6 Fall Rail Tour *SOLD OUT*
Monday, September 23, 2019 Trip 19-V-4 Quebec To The Maritimes Featuring Via Rail's Ocean
Sunday, September 15, 2019 Trip 19-E Double Header Railway Museum Tour
Saturday, September 14, 2019 Trip 19-HB-2 Private Railway Car - "Hollywood Beach"
Friday, September 13, 2019 Trip 19-V-1 Beauty of America's West Featuring Lake Tahoe
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Trip 19-TD-1 Vintage Railroads of Pennsylvania and Delaware
Sunday, September 01, 2019 Trip Z-4 Mississippi River Bluffs *SOLD OUT*
Saturday, August 17, 2019 Trip 19-D National Railway Museum - Green Bay, WI -*SOLD OUT*
Thursday, August 08, 2019 Trip 19-Z-3 Mile High Colorado Rockies Tour - *SOLD OUT*
Friday, July 19, 2019 Trip 19-C Henry Ford Museum & Renaissance City of Detroit Tour *SOLD OUT*
Sunday, July 07, 2019 Trip 19-TD-2 Colorado Vintage Railroads
Thursday, July 04, 2019 Trip 19-V-3 Alaska The Greatland
Saturday, June 22, 2019 Trip 19-B Galesburg Railroad Days *SOLD OUT*
Thursday, June 20, 2019 Trip 19-V-2 Best of Switzerland By Rail
Friday, June 14, 2019 Trip Z-2 Dining Car Luncheon and Lake Geneva Boat Cruise *SOLD OUT*
Saturday, June 08, 2019 Trip 19-HB-1 Private Railway Car - "Hollywood Beach"
Sunday, May 05, 2019 Trip 19-A Milan IL Arts and Crafts Fair and Quad City Explorer
Saturday, December 01, 2018 Trip 18-G Kenosha HarborHoliday - International Market & Festival
Monday, October 15, 2018 Trip 18-V-2 Historic Trains of Maryland & West Virginia
Saturday, October 06, 2018 Trip 18-F Hesston Steam Museum & Spicer Lake Preserve
Friday, October 05, 2018 Trip 18-Z5 St Paul, MN In Late Fall
Saturday, September 22, 2018 Trip 18Z-7 LIMITED AVAILABILITY! Mark Twain's Hannibal, MO Rail Cruise - Superdome Car
Saturday, September 08, 2018 Trip 18-E Pullman National Historic Monument Walking Tour
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Trip 18-TD New England Rails & Resorts - SOLD OUT!
Saturday, August 11, 2018 Trip 18-D IL State Fair - SOLD OUT
Saturday, July 21, 2018 Trip 18-C Motorcoach Trip to Monticello
Saturday, June 23, 2018 Trip 18-Z3 Galesburg Railroad Days
Saturday, June 23, 2018 Trip 18-B Galesburg Railroad Days Coach
Saturday, June 23, 2018 Trip 18-Z4 Mark Twain's Hannibal, MO
Friday, June 01, 2018 Trip 18-Z2 Early Summer Twin Cities Rail Tour
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Trip 18Z-6 Lake Geneva
Saturday, May 05, 2018 Trip 18-A Tulip Time Holland Michigan
Friday, April 27, 2018 Trip 18-Z1 St Louis Spring Getaway

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