The Calendar is maintained by Rob and Nancy Hoffer. Contact Rob Hoffer at to add your event, or report changes or corrections. Be sure to supply a contact name and phone number that can be included in the listing. This listing is intended exclusively for events where the primary focus is on railroadiana and railroad collectibles. See note.


October 16, 2010 - Railroadiana Auction: Gallery Rt. 130 Brookline, NH. For much more info please visit. Auctioneer ID #1172 Brookline Auction Gallery LLC, Rt. 130, 32 Proctor Hill Rd. Brookline, NH 603-673-4474 ; Website(s): 

October 16, 2010 - Live Railroad Auction: Quality Railroadiana auction with absentee bidding. Free online catalog. Over 800 pictures. Online catalog available in September. Gallery of item photos available now. No Reserves. No minimums. Rare lanterns: Thompson, Brady, New England Glass Co., Cast fixed globes. New England china, framed calendars, builders' photos, posters, badges, timetables, advertising, locks & keys, passes at least 350 quality lots. Accurate & thorough descriptions. Something for beginners and experts alike. An auction by a collector for collectors. Preview Friday, Oct 15, 11:00 am ­ 8:00 pm and Oct 16, 8:00 am ­ 10:30 am - Scott Czaja ­ Sales Manager, sale at Brookline Auction Gallery, 32 Proctor Hill Road, Brookline, New Hampshire. For more information: Scott Czaja, Address: PO Box 473, Bolton, MA 01740-0473, Phone: (978) 779-2904 ; Email:; Website(s): ; Website(s):  

October 17, 2010 - 65th RAILROADIANA Mail Bid Auction: - Over 600 lots of high quality, rare items. Catalogs available with hundreds of pictures, the prices realized list, will be available about eight weeks after the auction. FOR MORE INFO: Railroad Auction Co. c/o Alan Altman, P. O. Box 985, Land O'Lakes, Fl 34639-0985, (813) 949-7197 ; Email:; Website(s): 

October 17, 2010 - The 19th Annual Chicago Railroadiana Show and Sale: at the RENOVATED Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 South Randall Road, St. Charles, IL. From 10 AM - 3 PM Admission: $5.50 plus St. Charles' admission tax. 8 ft. TABLES $50, $55 FOR MORE INFO: Russ Fierce, 3565 Winston Dr, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192-1865 at 847-358-1185,; Email:; Website(s): 

October 23, 2010 - Railroadiana Auction: - Virginia Beach, Va. - 12:00 PM Preview 9 am ­ 12 n. Over 200 lots of Railroad memorabilia and unique collectables. Items include turn of the century railroad police mug shot book, a Fairmont Speed Car Model M19 used by Seaboard rail and airline with crank start, a Fairmont A 3 series E gang car, keys and locks, Velocipede 1800's #56101- SG, Bell, Railroad signs and plaques, Dressel lamps, and other assorted items. FOR MORE INFO: Barrett Street Auction Center 2645 Dean Drive Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23452 757-463-1911

October 23, 2010 - 30th Crossroads of America RRiana Show: - 9 am ­ 2 pm; Ramada Inn, New Palestine, In. FOR MORE INFO: Larry Woodward, 3875 S.Heritage Ct., New Palestine, In 46163 ; Email:

October 24, 2010 - Railroadiana Auction: - Rochester NH - Auction 10:00 am - Preview 7:30 am Rochester American Legion Post 7, 94 Eastern Ave., Rochester NH. FOR MORE INFO: J.W. Auction Co., 54 Rochester Hill Rd., Rochester, NH, 03867, 603-332-0192 ; Email:; Website(s): 


November 01, 2010 - Railroad Memories Catalog Mail Auction: We are now offering the complete auction catalog on our website and a photo of everything offered in the catalog as well. If you wish to receive a catalog subscription fee is $45 per year which includes 4 catalogs plus complete prices realized list for each. FOR MORE INFO: Railroad Memories Mail Auction, c/o Sue Knous, 1903 S. Niagara Street, Denver, Colorado 80224,(303) 759 - 1290 ; Email:; Website(s): 

November 07, 2010 - 33rd Annual Gaithersburg railroad, steamship, transportation artifacts and Model Train Show & Sale: - To be held at the Montgomery County Fair Grounds, Gaithersburg, Maryland (12 miles N.W. of Washington D.C.) 9 am - 4 pm HUNDREDS OF TABLES!!! "Gaithersburg" is billed as "The Premier Railroad - Transportation Show In The United States!" FOR MORE INFO: Golden Spike Enterprises, Charles Miller, 3106 N. Rochester Street, Arlington, VA 22213, phone = (703) 536-2954, Fax = (703) 241 - 7027 ; Email:; Website(s): 

November 27, 2010 - Railroadiana Auction: Charlotte, Michigan. Selling the catalogued collection of Glenn Van Winkle. All types of railroad items including lanterns, maintenance of way car, locks, keys, signs, Hot dog plates, lantern globes, calendars, switch lamps, tools and more. Auction to be held at 1025 S. Cochran Avenue, Charlotte, Michigan. Go 20 miles southwest of Lansing (or north of I-94) on I-69 to Exit 60 (Eaton Rapids/M-50), 1/2 mile west to Cochran Ave., then 1/4 mile south to the Fairgrounds, turn in and go to the building behind the Grandstand - this is 1 mile south of the downtown Courthouse on Cochran. FOR MORE INFO: Stanton¹s Auctioneers and Realtors, 144 S. Main, P.O. Box 146, Vermontville, Michigan 49096, (517) 726-0181 or Fax (517) 726-0060 ; Email:; Website(s): 

November 27, 2010 - Stanley Baker Estate Auction: Extends to November 28th, 2010 - Railroadiana Estate Auction - Spring City, Pa. Selling the Collection of Stanley Baker of Minneapolis Minnesota, Noted Author and Collector of Railroadiana Beginning 9:00 A.M. Daily. Preview: Friday, November 26, 2010 1 - 4 PM. Rhoads & Rhodes Auction Center. Directions: 20 Bonnie Brae Road ( Rt. 724 ) , Spring City , Pa. A fantastic untouched unreserved personal collection. We are located within 45 minutes of Philadelphia, Allentown & Harrisburg Airports. Suggested Lodging: Exton Hampton Inn 15 % Buyers Premium Ron Rhoads Auctioneer,Douglassville, Pa Phone: 610-385-4818 ; Website(s): http://WWW.ECHANT.COM 


December 11, 2010 - 48th Buckeye Railroadiana & Model Train Show & Sale: - Columbus, Ohio: Saturday, 9 am - 4 pm in the Lausche Building. Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, Ohio. Ohio\'s largest combination model and artifact show. FOR MORE INFO: Golden Spike Enterprises, 3106 N. Rochester Street, Arlington, VA 22213. Phone (703) 536-2954, Fax = (703) 241-7027 ; Email:; Website(s): 

December 18, 2010 - 6th Annual Tampa Model Train and Railroadiana Two Day Show: extends to December 19, 2010 - Tampa, Florida - Sponsored by Golden Spike Enterprises, Inc. The show will be held in the Special Events Center East and West at the Florida State Fairgrounds. Large model train and railroadiana show with over 300 tables. Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm. Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm. Large operating layout. FOR MORE INFO: Charles Miller, 3106 N. Rochester St., Arlington, VA 22213, phone = (703) 536-2954, Fax = (703) 241-7027 ; Email:; Website(s): 


"Railroadiana" means artifacts -- lanterns, timetables, china, paper, etc. -- that are of railroad origin, rather than models or toys trains. As a rule fo thumb, when shows, events auctions, etc. also focus on model railroading items, at least 50% should be railroadiana to be included in this calendar.