Buffalo Central Terminal will host the 2012 Central Terminal Toy Train and Railroadiana Expo on Saturday, September 8th and Sunday, September 9th from 10am to 4pm and takes place inside the Terminal’s historic passenger concourse located at 495 Paderewski Drive @ Memorial Drive.
Admission is $5 for adults with free admission for children under the age of 12. All proceeds from the show benefit the stabilization and restoration of Buffalo Central Terminal.
The show features a large assemblage of toy and model train vendors from the Northeast selling trains of all gauges and vintages. A number of purveyors of railroad antiques, DVDs, books, photographs and other associated ephemera known as railroadiana will also be on hand.
Visitors to the Terminal can expect to see everything from highly detailed scale models to family heirloom Christmas trains and archival photos of area railroads. Historians will be on-hand to tell stories of Buffalo’s once important position as the second largest railroad hub in North America.
Both adults and children alike will enjoy operating train layouts, historical displays about Buffalo’s railroad history and the do-it-yourself Craftsmans Corner.
You only have ten days to wait, but in the meantime enjoy this view into last year’s show: