Railroad organizations and national tour shows, such as the National Model Railroad Association and the Great Train Expo, post timely updates about the model train shows they are conducting across the United States. Some railroad guide websites, such as Rail Serve, are dedicated to posting rail-related content on the Internet.
One of the largest traveling model train shows, the Great Train Expo, conducts model train shows in over 30 cities across the country. The site posts show information two to three weeks before the actual show date, allowing railroad and train enthusiasts to reserve tickets and make travel arrangements prior to the show. The Great Train Expo features track scenery, engine, books and DVDs from hundreds of exhibitors in the United States. The schedule for model train shows can be viewed on TrainShowInc.com and GreatTrainExpo.com.
The NMRA conducts the annual National Train Show, a two-day exhibition attended by both members and non-members of the NMRA. The show features collectibles, train models and accessories from large model railroad manufacturers and retailers. The National Train Show schedule is available on NationalTrainShow.org and NMRA.org.
Rail Serve is a dedicated railroad guide website founded by 13-year-old railroad enthusiast Christopher Muller in 1996. It provides rail information services, including railroad shows conducted around the world. Rail Serve is also a one-stop resource to approximately 19,000 railroad websites and upcoming model train shows. The site features a comprehensive calendar that lists scheduled and planned model train shows in the country for the next coming months on RailServe.com.