Rocky Mountain Train Show Mission Statement
The mission of the Rocky Mountain Train Show is to promote and educate the public about the hobby of model railroading by providing information and inspiration to new and current hobbyists.
The Rocky Mountain Train Show is held twice a year in Denver, Colorado- the first week in March and the second week in December. At 120,000 square feet and
March attendance in the 11,000 range, it is the largest show west of the Mississippi. The roots of the show began 39 years ago when the Rocky Mountain Division
of the Train Collectors Association announced their first “Holiday Meet” to be held Thanksgiving weekend, 1976. The Rocky Mountain Division was the first
TCA Division to welcome the public to our shows in the early 1980s. The show grew to attendance of approximately 2,500, and then, as with many shows, began a decline that saw
attendance shrink to approximately 1,200. In 2009, the club formed a committee to look at solutions to revitalize the show. The decision was to “bet the farm”
on moving the show to a world class exhibition facility, The Denver Mart. To back up this new show, it was determined that we would need to invest in an extensive advertising program. As
the show started to grow, we reinvested all profits in additional advertising, which brought additional attendance gains. With stellar manufacturer attendance
including Bachmann, Bar Mills, Blackstone Models, Broadway Limited, Daylight Sales, Evan Designs, Evergreen Hill Designs, ExactRail, Fun & Games, Intermountain
Railway, Kadee, Kato, LGB, Lunde Studios, Marklin, Missouri Locomotive, Motrak Models, NCE, North American Railcar, Scenic Express, SoundTraxx, Sundance
Marketing, Trainz, Trix, Tutweiler Studios and Weathering Solutions we have met our goal of creating the must- attend railroad show for the western half of the United States.