BY: CBS 4 Newsroom
Train Enthusiasts from all over the QCA took part in the Great Train Expo in Rock Island in Saturday.
Train vendors from California to Kentucky came showed off their train collections at the Model Railroad Show. Thousands of toy trains, miniatures and train memorabilia are on display and on sale at the QCCA Expo Center.
The show even has a ride-on train and a play area for kids.
"I just think that they have such a history in the country, that you can't go anywhere without seeing them. Pretty much everything you buy is moved by them. A lot of people as kids had trains themselves and now they're parents, so they like to get their kids into that hobby," said Bill Grove, Train Expo Show Manager.
More than 2,000 people are expected to take part in the 2 day railroad show. The event continues through Sunday from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.