World’s Greatest Hobby Online is coming April 17th - REGISTER NOW!

America’s only online “train show experience” event hits the rails April 17th. World’s Greatest Hobby Online will be the first virtual train show to replicate the live train show experience.

The one-day event is sponsored by the World’s Greatest Hobby program. Exhibitors and content providers will include the five primary sponsors of the World’s Greatest Hobby program.

Attendees will visit a virtual Show Floor and choose what “Virtual Booths” they want to visit. Virtual Booths will feature live video so exhibitors can communicate directly with customers to describe provide news, product demos, and answer questions.

In addition to virtual booths, there will be model railroad tours, education seminars designed for both the novice and experienced model railroader, keynote presentations from industry leaders, dealers selling items at special show only discounts and much more. Attendees will be able to pick and choose the concurrent presentations and content they want to see, on a self-directed basis, just like wondering around a physical train show.

Join thousands of model railroaders, collectors, and people curious to learn more about trains in a state-of-the-art online event. Registration will be free for the first 10,000 attendees. For more details about the event and to register visit:

Manufacturers, distributors, importers, hobby shops and other model railroad companies are welcome to exhibit. If you are interested in information about exhibiting, please visit:

Greenberg Shows, Great Train Shows, and the Great Midwest Train Show will be using this event to announce their schedule of summer train shows. The Train Shows will have a virtual booth with a presentation on their summer schedule and outlook for the fall and winter 2021-2022 season. They will also have a chat where you can ask questions about the next season of shows.

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TRAIN SHOW UPDATE -  March 15, 2021 - in person shows return this July!

Due to the COVID-19 health crisis Train Show Inc. has been forced to suspend all operations.

Operations of the Great Train Shows, Greenberg Train and Toy shows, Great Midwest Train Show and World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour shows will be assumed by a new organization in April, 2021. The new organization will include much of the previous train show staff.

* The Greenberg Train & Toy Shows will resume in July, 2021.
* The Great Train Shows will resume in August, 2021.
* The Great Midwest Train Show will resume in August, 2021.
* The World's Greatest Hobby on tour will resume in January 2022

Frank Hicks and Bill Grove will present details about the organization transition and the exact schedule of summer shows at the World's Greatest Hobby Online show on April 17th. A preliminary schedule of 4th quarter 2021 shows will also be presented at that time. This information will be published on this website on April 19th. No additional information will be available until then.

New offices for Greenberg Train &Toy show, Great Train Show, Great Midwest Train Show, and the World’s Greatest Hobby on tour will open on April 20th, 2021. In the interim correspondence can be directed to PO Box 1192, Lombard, IL60148. The Train Show Inc. offices are permanently closed. If you need to contact Train Show Inc. you can send an email to: