The Gregarious Railfan
Railroad Festivals

Amtrak National Train Day, early May
Appomattox Railroad Festival, Appomattox, VA 2nd full weekend in October
Durand Railroad Days, Durand MI; 1st weekend after Mother's Day  
Rail Festival, Fostoria OH  4th Saturday in Sept.  
Railroad Days, Galesburg, IL; 4th weekend in June
Railroad Days at Monticello Railway Museum, Monticello, IL; mid-September
Railfest, North Platte, NE; mid-September
Rochelle Railroad Days, Rochelle, IL; 1st weekend in June  
Stevenson Depot Days Festival, Stevenson, AL; 1st Full week of June
Topeka Railroad Festival, Topeka, KS; early July
These are local based railroad festivals celebrating local railroad heritage, generally. They may include model train shows,
but model train shows per se are not included here.