Annual Model Train Show

postponed indefinitely 

Harborside Express 

Train Rides

Saturday 11am - 3pm

Sunday 11am - 2pm

Regular Admission Prices:

$10 Adult (13-64)

$5 Children (3 - 12)

$8 Seniors (65+)

Free Infants (2 & under)

Saturday & Sunday

10am - 5pm

The 14th Annual Model Train Show will return to the Galveston Railroad Museum

in April 2021. 

The Model train show was started in 2004, and after a 3-year hiatus following Hurricane Ike, returned in 2012.  The show features model train layouts from train clubs around the area.

Model Railroad Clubs

  • Bay Area Railroad Fellowship

  • Chad Bryan Z-Scale

  • Houston Area G Gaugers

  • Texas Brick Railroad 

  • Southeast Texas Model Railroad Club

  • Mickey Taylor N-Gauge

  • Houston Area S-Gaugers


  • The Train Cellar

  • Wayne Rose

  • Southeast Texas Model Railroad Club

  • Texas City Museum

  • Scott Delaney

Harborside Express Train Rides - Saturday & Sunday

The Harborside Express will be running during the Model Train Show.  It is an open air caboose that travels 1 mile up Harborside Dr., then returns to the Galveston Railroad Museum. The train rides are approximately 15 minutes long. Boarding for the Harborside Express begins at 11:00 am.  Tickets are sold at the museum on the day of the event and are first come, first serve. The train is a standing ride without seats. Due to the caboose being open air, the rides will sometimes be closed during inclement weather.  

Tickets for the Harborside Express are $5 in addition to admission to the Galveston Railroad Museum, and must be purchased at the museum.

Questions about the Model Train Show?  Email


Adults (13-64): $10

Seniors (65+): $8

Children (3-12): $5

Children 2 and under: Free


Open Daily

10am - 5pm

(409) 765-5700


Main Entrance:

123 - 25th Street

Free Parking &

West Ticket Office:

2602 Santa Fe Place 

Galveston, TX 77550


The Galveston Railroad Museum is dedicated to the restoration, observation, and re-use of its historic facilities and equipment for the development of educational and interactive programs, which support railroading and transportation initiatives serving our regional community.

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The Galveston Railroad Museum is a 501(c)(3) organization registered in the state of Texas.