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Toy Train and Miscellaneous Related Train Links


Atlas O L.L.C.
Lionel L.L.C.
3rd Rail
Bachmann Trains

Train Meets

Great Train Expo Various Cities
Great Midwest Train Show - Monthly, Wheaton, IL - Dupage County Fairgrounds

Cal-Stewart -Annually in November (Pasedena, CA)
TCA York Meet - Bi-Annual April & October (York, PA)
World's Greatest Hobby on Tour Show Various Cities
Greenberg's Train Shows Various Cities - Mainly North East
Model Train Show Listings - Website devoted to listing current train shows by state.


Dave's Trains
Die-Cast Direct
Rail Photos Unlimited Joliet, IL


Classic Toy Trains
Model Railroader
O Gauge Railroading Magazine


What are My Trains Worth? - Best way to appraise your trains.
America by Rail - Excursions by rail.
Model Train Travel - Guided small group (16) Model Train Tours in Germany - LOTS Members receive a discount. 
Angela Trotta-Thomas- Toy Train Artist
James Coffey (singer/songwriter of railroad songs)
TrainHorn.org - Buy LOUD Train Horns for your boat, bike or truck. Take the hobby outside of your trainroom!
Bitter Creek Western Narrow Gauge Meet Video
Are they real or are they toys?
Model Trains and More Freight Hobbies - Informative list with more links about the model train hobby.
Identifying Lionel Trains - Post-war Era (1945-1969) Guide in Numerical Order
Railroad History in Texas and Beyond - "Great Texas and Other US Railroad History Links!!" - Brittney, Seattle, WA
Model Railroads and Freight Cars, Plus Building Tips and Hints - "Great Resources!" - Tonya and Logan
Transcontinental Railroad and Relocation - How the Transcontinental Railroad Spurred Relocation
Transportation Vehicles in the US - Cars, Trains, Planes and More - Link suggested by Keri - Social Studies Teacher
History of New York City Transportation - Early forms of transportation in NYC - Link suggested by Jakob
Transportation History: The Trolley, Tram and Streetcar - Links for history & museums. - Suggested by Meg - NEW!


Independent HiRailers
Lionel Collectors Club of America
Queen City Hi-Railers
Toy Train Operating Society
Train Collectors Association

Videos Worth Watching

How It's Made - Science Channel - Nice videos of how toy trains and other items are made.