2014 Big Texas Train Show

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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.
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.

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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!

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