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22nd annual train show Feb. 16 and 17

BY: The Sun Staff | February 15, 2013

The Western New York Railway Historical Society is pleased to announce its 22nd annual Winter Train and Toy Show and Sale on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Event Center and Expo Hall on the Hamburg Fairgrounds. Free parking will be available.

The show will feature model trains, railroadiana, collectible toys, die casts, dolls, miniatures, models, operating model railroad layouts and displays. Large model layouts feature trains with animated scenes and amusement ride models. Local club displays will include the WNY Garden Railway Society’s G gauge, the WNY Model Engineers O gauge, the Niagara Orleans Model Railroad Engineers HO and N gauge, and the Gowanda and Buffalo Model Railroad Club N gauge layouts. From Rochester, the Flower City Tinplate Trackers will bring their popular O gauge layout. The Niagara Frontier Live Steamers display will add to the show.

Vendors from all over the Northeast (over 350 tables) will be here with items for the whole family. This show is a society fundraiser with proceeds going to the local restorations and preservation of the society’s two depots in Orchard Park and Williamsville, more than 45 pieces of rolling stock located locally and our newly opened Heritage Discovery Center, located at 100 Lee St. in Buffalo.

Admission for this family-friendly event is $7 for adults, with children under-12 admitted free.

For more information, or for a table in the show, call 743-0945 or email trainshow@roadrunner.com.

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