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Springfield Union Station, Kids ON TRACK

August 3 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm EDT

Amherst Railway Society, CTrail and Springfield Redevelopment Authority present the 3rd Annual Kids ON TRACK – a Model Railroading Job Fair, from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm on August 3rd and 4th!!

Area model railroad clubs will have operating railroads set up in the Union Station concourse and CTrail is offering special $5 roundtrip train rides between Springfield and Hartford on both mornings of the show. Model railroads are fascinating to watch, but the real thrill is getting a chance to run your own model train and, that’s what the Model Railroading Job Fair is all about! Expect an appearance by “Maggie the Railroad Clown”!

Kids ON TRACK is an emerging national effort by the model railroad industry to encourage young modelers, and link model railroading to STEM education.

There is no charge for this event and the Union Station parking garage, located on Main Street, will be offering a special $2 event parking fee.

As part of the Kids ON TRACK weekend – August 3 & 4, 2024 – CTrail is offering a special roundtrip train ride between Springfield and Hartford on both Saturday and Sunday.

Passengers leave Springfield at 10:00am and return at 11:38am. The schedule is the same for both days. Tickets are $5.00 for the roundtrip ride for both children and adults, except for children two (2) and under who ride free.

To ride this train, passengers must be in the main concourse of Springfield Union Station no later than 9:30am on the mornings of August 3 & 4.

Please order tickets for either Saturday or Sunday.  You may purchase tickets for both days.


August 3
9:30 am - 4:00 pm


Union Station
55 Frank B. Murray Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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