What’s the Central Terminal without trains? A lot of people are asking that question these days. Unfortunately it’s still going to be some time before we get the real trains operating out of the terminal (fingers crossed), but in the meantime the terminal does host an event that brings a huge array of toy trains to the landmark building.
On Saturday, September 12th and Sunday, September 13th from 10am to 4pm, the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation (CTRC) will host the 2015 Central Terminal Toy Train and Railroadiana Expo. The event is the perfect way to introduce a new generation of train and terminal lovers to the iconic building that is slowly but surely making a comeback after years of decay.
“This is more than just a train show,” says Central Terminal Restoration Corporation’s Mark Lewandowski. “It’s one of Buffalo’s largest celebrations of trains and railroading history. 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.”
The show will feature tons of toy and model trains (all gauges and vintages), for sale. Also railroad antiques, DVDs, books, photographs etc. will be on hand. Check out operating train layouts, historical displays (Buffalo’s railroad history), train test tracks, and let the kids roam in the children’s play area.
2015 Central Terminal Toy Train and Railroadiana Expo | Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13, 2015 | 10am to 4pm | Inside the Terminal’s historic passenger concourse | 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.