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Welcome to International Railfair's annual NORTHERN CALIFORNIA MODEL RAILROAD SHOW!  This year's show will be our 25th Anniversary show!  We are very proud of the success of every show during the past 25 years.  We work throughout the year planning, researching, and improving the our show.  We are rewarded every second weekend in November with the smiles of many model railroaders and families as they enjoy a Saturday and/or Sunday viewing our many operating model railroads and exhibits.

Who is International Railfair?  Four model railroad clubs and organizations, Sacramento Modular Railroaders, Roseville Roundhouse Model Railroad Club, European Train Enthusiasts, and the Sierra Division of the National Model Railroad Association.  Members of these clubs created and sponsor International Railfair, Inc., a non-profit organization.  We display operating model railroads to the public and educate the public about model railroading, railroad history, and prototypical railroad operations.  Basically, we want to share the best family hobby in the world with you and your family!  The two-day show is called "International Railfair" because one of our sponsor clubs, European Train Enthusiasts, specializes in building and operating European model railroads.

Today, our show has become a county fair of model railroad activities.  International Railfair offers a greater number of operating model railroads than any other show in the West.  We rent four buildings at the Placer County Fairgrounds in Roseville, California and fill them with operating model railroads of many different scales, and vendors who sell model railroad and railfan products.   Three of the buildings include a snack bar operated by the Rainbow Girls.  Displays include exhibits set up by Operation Lifesaver to educate the public about railroad grade crossing safety and an outdoor live steam railroad that visitors can ride, courtesy of the Sacramento Valley Live Steamers!

Kids love model railroads.  So do adult kids!  Be sure to bring your cameras and plan to spend a day full of fun for you and your family!  If you have any questions while at the show, please feel free to ask our members wearing green International Railfair vests.  Have questions now?  You can contact me [Paul] at

Please visit the other pages at this site for more information about our show and to view some exciting photographs taken at operating model railroads on display at International Railfair!

IRF Topic Index

Introduction Family Hobby Photographs
Layouts Vendors Snack Bars
Links Motels TrainMart
Roseville Yard SP 2252 Banquet
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