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National Train Show Comes to Milwaukee

By Hal Miller
Published: July 8, 2010
National Model Railroad Association
International Train Show
Milwaukee, Wis., will play host to the 20th anniversary National Train Show, July 16-18, at the Midwest Airlines Center.

This year’s show, in conjunction with the National Model Railroad Association’s (NMRA) 75th anniversary convention, will feature 39,000 square feet of running layouts in all scales, plus exhibits from manufacturers filling the overall 188,000-square-foot area.

Those with industry affiliations, as well as NMRA members, will be able to get early entrance to the show from 9 am-12 pm on July 16. For credentials, contact the Hobby Manufacturers Association’s Model Railroad Industry Division.

The show is open to the public 12-6 pm on Friday; 10 am-6 pm on Saturday; and 10 am-5 pm on Sunday.

The National Train Show is sponsored by the NMRA, founded in Milwaukee in 1935. “Some might call Milwaukee a railroading hub… modeling pioneers Al Kalmbach and Bill Walthers helped bring a true passion to the city, which has flourished for 75 years,” said Mike Brescel, NMRA president.