2014 Big Texas Train Show

Time Table
Exhibitor Info
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2014 Big Texas Train Show Hours

Saturday, Sept. 6
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 7
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

2014 Exhibitors

9-1-1 Collectibles
Anthony Pape
Aunt Heidi's Toys
Barkley's Better Boxes
Bay Area Railroading Fellowship
Big Al's N Scale
Big Train Sound
Bill Padgett
Billy Carr The Tool Man
Boone Hobbies
Boston & Albany Hobbies
Brad's Trains
Brother's & Sister's Hobbies
Charlie's Trains
Classic Trains & Ferraris
David Garland
David Glowczxski
Elite N Scale
Emperor of the North
Fort Bend Model Railroad Club
Frank Pokluda
Galveston Railroad Museum
Gerald McCurry
Golden-Blackhawk Railroad
Green Frog Productions
Gulf Coast Ship Model Society
Hal Kushner
Harris Hobbies
HobbyTown
Houston Area G Gaugers
Houston S Gaugers
Houston Tinplate Operators Society
Iguana Railway
Jerry Waits Railroad Collectibles
John's Hobby Shop
Kiddie Train Ride
Larry Allen Gruen
Leslie Eaton - Ask the MMR
Lone Star Technical Services
Lunde Studios
Michael Doty
Mike's Hobby Shop
National Railway Historical Society
N'Crowd Model Railroad Society
New Braunfels Railroad Museum
NMRA Lone Star Region Division 8
Norm's Train World
Northwest Crossing MRRC HO
Northwest Crossing MRRC N Scale
Papa Ben's Train Place
Paul Lawler
Protoloads
Prototype N Scale Models
Railroad Partners Inc
Railway & Locomotive Historical Society
Railwear by Rebel Rails
Richard Bartlett
Richmond Controls
Ringer's Trains & Things
Rio Grande Valley T-Trak
R-M Discount Model Trains
Roger Barker
Rosenberg Railroad Museum
San Jacinto Model Railroad Club
SEK Hobby Supplies
Seven Wonders
Southeast Texas Model Railroad Club
Southern Moon Photography
Spring Creek Model Trains
Ted Davis
Tex N Rails
Texas Brick Railroad
Texas Operation Lifesaver
Texas Railroading Heritage Museum
The Train Cellar
Train Collectors Association
Travis Bruner
Usborne Books & More
Winfield Rail Art
Zachery Moss

Welcome Aboard!
We look forward to welcoming you to the Big Texas Train Show at Houston's George R. Brown Convention Center. The show will feature more than 100,000 square feet of fun and educational railroad-related displays and vendors, along with door prizes and more.

Scroll down or click on the Texas flag links at left for more information.

Click here for the preliminary list of 2014 Big Texas Train Show exhibitors.

Click here for a link to Yahoo! Maps for directions to the convention center.


Click here for pictures from earlier Big Texas Train Shows!

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Time Table and Admission Prices
The Big Texas Train Show takes place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The box office will open at 9:45 a.m. both days. Admission at the door is only $9 for adults 17 and older. Everyone 16 and under, scouts and scoutmasters in uniform will be admitted free!

CLICK HERE FOR $1 OFF ADULT ADMISSION!

Operating Model Railroads
Trains will be running at the Big Texas Train Show! Local model railroad clubs will be operating in all scales, all day, both days. See everything, from tiny Z scale to big Garden size trains.

Museum and Club Displays
Did you know there are multiple railroad and railroad-related museums in the Houston-Galveston area? In addition, there are about 20 model railroad clubs in the community. Come and learn about Houston's railroading heritage and model railroading, the world's greatest hobby, at the Big Texas Train Show.

Model Railroad and Railroadiana Vendors
If you're looking for model trains, train sets, toy trains of all sizes, time tables, lanterns, books and other collectibles, the Big Texas Train Show is a must! You're bound to find something special at the show.

Vendor Information
Commercial (selling) vendors and exhibitors, click here to download the PDF exhibitor application form.

The exhibit hall will be available for setup on Friday, Sept. 5, beginning at 1 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 6, between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. before the show opens. Tear-down will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday after the show closes.

Club and Non-Commercial Exhibitor Information
Model railroad clubs, museums, historical societies and other non-commercial exhibitors are invited to participate in the Big Texas Train Show at no charge. Some organizations may qualify for an honorarium in recognition of their participation.

Clubs, museums and other non-commercial exhibitors, click here to download the PDF exhibitor application form. Click the Exhibitor Info flag at left for additional information.

The exhibit hall will be available for setup on Friday, Oct. 7, beginning at 1 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 8, between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. before the show opens. Tear-down will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday after the show closes.

Contact Us
For more information about the Big Texas Train Show, send an email to:
 

The Big Texas Train Show is a project of Gulf Coast Chapter - National Railway Historical Society, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization incorporated under the laws of the State of Texas. For more information, visit www.houstonRRmuseum.org.


Click on the images below for more information
on Houston's railroad heritage.


Seal of the City of Houston
 
Houston: Where 17 Railroads Meet the Sea

"17 Railroads" image provided by Doug Weiskopf, courtesy Texas Room, Houston Public Library