Annual November train show derailed by COVID-19

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TOWN OF GEDDES, NY (WSYR-TV) — The annual model train show at the New York State Fairgrounds has been canceled.

In a posting on its website, the Central New York Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society says its two-day event at the fairgrounds scheduled for November 7 and 8 was canceled because of COVID-19 restrictions.

The show typically draws 2,000 to 3,000 people each day to view the model train layouts and shop at dozens of models and railroad memorabilia dealers.

Plus there are various model clubs and vendors from around the region who display at the event,

The organization hopes to hold the show in 2021 on November 8 and 9.

On Monday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo canceled the 2020 state fair.

The CNY Chapter of NRHS owns the historic rail car exhibit at the rear of the fairgrounds and operates museums at former railroad stations in Martisco and Central Square.


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