TRAIN FAIR RETURNS TO CENTRAL ILLINOIS!

Peoria & Pekin Clubs Join Forces for Last Event Until November

The Peoria Train Fair is returning to the Illinois Central College East Peoria campus, Sunday, February 17th. The Fair runs from 10AM to 3PM and is sponsored by the Illinois Valley Model Railroad Club in Peoria and Pekin’s River City Model Railroad Club.

The clubs’ fundraiser will feature operating layouts, swap meet tables, videos and more. Admission is just $3 for adults. Kids, 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Refreshments will be available.

“Each show is getting bigger and better” says event organizer, Ron Brown. “Whether you’re a model railroad enthusiast, train buff, or just someone who is looking for a unique gift, there will be something for everybody.”

The operating layouts return to the Train Fair this year. River City Model Railroad Club President Don MacGregor says, “Our traveling layout, complete with sidings, accessories and scenery, was a huge draw last November for young and old. The layout gives attendees an idea of what is possible in model railroading.”

The Peoria Train Fair will feature DVDs, videos, books, and photos, as well as many model railroad parts and supplies. 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.

For information, call Ron Brown at (309) 369-3515, or email him at pepper7190@yahoo.com.

What: Peoria Train Fair
Where: Illinois Central College, East Peoria
When: Sunday, February 17, 2013; 10AM – 3PM
Cost: $3 for adults. Kids, 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult.
Pictures: Courtesy River City Model Railroad Club in Pekin

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