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Central Annual Train Show

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Jan 012016

The 2016 Train Show will take place Feb. 6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Feb. 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Bagwell Gymnasium at the Owens Recreation Complex, 111 Walkers Way in Easley. Admission is only $6 for adults and kids get in for free! Model railway layouts will include N-scale, HO-scale and even live steam. There will be vendors selling a variety of model railroad accessories, railroadiana and more.

Train Show Montage

Click here to access the event flyer

Central Railway Train Show


Show Information: Dan Marett (864) 314-6045 or trainshow@crmha.org
Dealer information: Howard Garner (864) 878-4705 or registrar@crmha.org


Columbia Train Show

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Nov 202015

On Saturday, 12/19/2015, South Carolina Trade Shows presents a Columbia, SC, Train Show at the Jamil Temple, 206 Jamil Road, Columbia, SC 29210. Show Hours 9am-3pm. All gauges O, HO, G, N along with Thomas the train merchandise. Admission $5 Kids under 12 FREE. Visit our website for $1 off admission coupon. South Carolina trade shows concession stand will be open. Choo-Chee the train will be giving unlimited rides for $2.

Over 200 Vendor Tables available
O & HO Gauge
Thomas the Train & Friends
Railroad Collectibles
G, N, S, AF Gauge

SC Columbia Train Show


Grand Strand Model Railroad Show

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Nov 142015

The annual Grand Strand Model Railroad Show will be held on Saturday and Sunday, November 14 and 15, at Lakewood Conference Center, South Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29575.

5th Annual Grand Strand MODEL Railroaders TRAIN SHOW & SALE

5th Annual Grand Strand MODEL Railroaders TRAIN SHOW & SALE

Saturday November 14th, 2015 (10 am to 5 pm) and Sunday November 15th, 2015 (10 am to 4 pm)

Admission: $5  –  Children under 12 Free 

Layouts, Vendors, Clinics, Prizes 

National Lionel Train Day – Dec 5, 2015

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Nov 132015

From the folks at Lionel …

National Lionel Train Day

Join us for National Lionel Train Day on December 5, as we celebrate the creative joy Lionel Trains has brought you for 115 years and counting! All your friends and family are invited to be immersed in the world of toy trains at this fantastic and first ever national event. Only available on December 5, at your participating local dealer, is the National Lionel Train Day Boxcar to commemorate this event. This one-day-only item is a truly collectable piece and a great addition to your track layout. We plan to see you there to help us celebrate Lionel’s toy trains and inspire stories from one generation to the next!

The local dealer in the Charleston surrounding Lowcountry area is Train Town Toy & Hobby at 128 W. Richardson Avenue, Summerville, SC 29483.


Rail Damage Due to Floods

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Oct 072015

Just a couple of photos of the damage to the rails in South Carolina as a result of the rain and flooding. This would certainly make using the lines problematic. Of course fixing the damage is also difficult as the waters continue to rise even now and the ground is saturated.

Rail Damage in South Carolina

We did not take these photos, and we are trying to find out exactly where these tracks are and what line they belong to.

Rail Damage in South Carolina 2

These photos originally appeared on the Google+ thread of photographer Phillip Guyton, from Florence, South Carolina.

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