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Join us for this two-day event to learn from modeling clinics, see model railroad layouts, and purchase your own model trains from vendors!

When: Saturday, October 14th from 9 AM to 4:30 PM and

Sunday, October 15th from 10 AM to 3 PM

Where: Colorado State Fair Grounds Livestock Pavilion

1001 Beulah Ave, Pueblo, CO 81004

Admission is $10 for adults and free for kids 12 & under. Admission is good for both days. Parking is free both days and concessions will be offered!


Please direct your questions to


What To Expect At This Year's Rail Fair


A Four Step Process

Jerry Hauber

One of the joys of model railroading is the construction of personal layouts.  This clinic presents a four-step process of constructing realistic scenery from inexpensive and readily available materials.

Jerry Hauber is a member of the PMRA who is an accomplished modeler that has created scenery for various personal and club layouts using inexpensive and readily available materials.

Model train enthusiasts from all around the Rocky Mountain Region will have their own model train layouts for all to enjoy.  These layouts will differ in size and gauge.


Model Layouts

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Rail Photography

Bruce Barrett

Come and relax while viewing a sampling of rail photography by Bruce Barrett. Bruce has been taking train pictures since 1964 and published in many books, magazines, and calendars since 1968.


Bruce Barrett is a retired career employee of the BNSF / Santa Fe Railway.  He is a member of the PMRA, a railroad modeler, and accomplished freelance photographer. 

What is Free-mo?  Is it a current fad or is it here to stay?  How does it differ from a "normal" modular layout?  Come attend a short presentation about Free-mo and what it all entails.  Try it, you might like it!

Mike Maline is a Colorado Springs based model railroader and a member of the Pikemasters.



Mike Maline

Intro to JMRI

Earl Parham

This clinic will cover basic setup and configuration of JMRI to connect to a Digitrax command station, 

how to read a decoder, make basic changes, and write them back to the decoder.

It will also cover basic guidelines to follow to speed match your locomotives.

Earl Parham is a member of the PMRA, as well as the Colorado Springs based 'N'Gineers.  Earl has a background in IT from his working years.

Learn the history and changes of the iconic Denver - Pueblo joint operation from 1871 through today via graphics and photos. This operation saw trains of the Rio Grande, Santa Fe, Colorado & Southern, Missouri Pacific and Rock Island during its history. 

Bruce Barrett is a retired career employee of the BNSF / Santa Fe Railway where he operated as engineer on this line as well as being Joint Facilities Agreement Manager for the area.  He is a member of the PMRA, a railroad modeler, and accomplished freelance photographer.

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History of the Denver-Pueblo Joint Line

Bruce Barrett

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