Great Train Show rails ’em in at O.C. fairgrounds

Train enthusiasts made tracks to Costa Mesa on Saturday for the first day of the Great Train Show, a weekend-long festival at the OC Fair & Event Center.

Guests can browse more than 300 tables full of trains for sale, watch 20-plus operating model train displays and visit with more than 60 exhibitors.

The show chugs along Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Onsite general admission is cash only and costs $10. Children 11 and younger get in free. Parking is $8.


Adults who bought tickets Saturday can attend Sunday too.

For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit