Shows

November 11–12, 2017

27th Annual Modular Train Display Show in Rockville, Maryland

August 5–6, 2017

BrickFair Virginia in Chantilly, Virginia

June 3, 2017

23rd Manassas Heritage Railway Festival in Manassas, Virginia

May 21, 2017

8th Annual Mattie Miracle Walk and Family Festival in Alexandria, Virginia

March 11–12, 2017

Boy Scout Troop 964 2017 Model Train Show in Manassas, Virginia

A Chesapeake & Ohio class M-1 steam turbine electric locomotive graces our yard.

December 10, 2016

Town Hall Open House at the 13th Annual Christmas in Purcellville in Purcellville, Virginia

“Holy Bruce Wayne!”

December 3, 2016

The Tower Level of the Old Main Line Visitors Center & Post Office in Sykesville, Maryland

November 19, 20, and 25–27, 2016

THE POLAR EXPRESS at the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland

Bob shows off the 75154 TIE Striker set.

November 12–13, 2016

26th Annual Modular Train Display Show in Rockville, Maryland

A pair of Chessie System EMD GP7 locomotives by Lloyd, the history of B&O 5605 .

September 17, 2016

LEGO Family Day in the Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.

This harlequin locomotive has no known prototype.

August 6–7, 2016

BrickFair Virginia in Chantilly, Virginia

Kevin’s model of the Sheraton Grand Phoenix, the tallest hotel in Arizona, joins the display.

June 25, 2016

Relay for Life of Jefferson County in Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia

This is still a train club .

June 18, 2016

Taste of Reston 2016 in Reston, Virginia

We are ready way too early.

June 4, 2016

22nd Manassas Heritage Railway Festival in Manassas, Virginia

A trolley, at your service.

May 27–29, 2016

LEGO® User(s) Groups/LEGO® Train Club Show at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia

The Virginia Railway Express does not have mindshare in Richmond :(

May 14–15, 2016

Scouting for Bricks by Boy Scout Troop 39 in Leesburg, Virginia

Who doesn’t like a parade?

March 12–13, 2016

Boy Scout Troop 964 2016 Model Train Show in Manassas, Virginia

We are graced by the presence of the Medieval Town of Durrough.

February 6, 2016

The Tower Level of the Old Main Line Visitors Center & Post Office in Sykesville, Maryland

A new venue, with no elevator.

December 12, 2015

A Holiday Open House in the Town Hall for an Old-Fashioned Christmas in Purcellville, Virginia

A slow Saturday.

November 21–22, 2015

B&O Magical Holiday Express The Giving Train LEGO Block Party at the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland

The detailing on Chuck’s Union Station reflects an earlier era in passenger rail.

November 14–15, 2015

25th Annual Modular Train Display Show in Rockville, Maryland

A new hotel from a prior age with its external elevator.

August 1–2, 2015

BrickFair Virginia in Chantilly, Virginia

July 11–12, 2015

Railroading with LEGO at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum in Fairfax Station, Virginia

Semi-historic creations, at best; a new venue!

June 20, 2015

Taste of Reston 2015 in Reston, Virginia

WamaLTC welcomes you, but we do not have a location .

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CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 downsampled

June 6, 2015

21st Manassas Heritage Railway Festival in Manassas, Virginia

Coping with a change of corner under the pavilion.

May 30–31, 2015

Scouting for Bricks by Boy Scout Troop 39 in Leesburg, Virginia

Chessie System B&O 5605 GP-7 has nothing to do right now.

May 17, 2015

Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation 6th Annual Walk and Family Festival in Alexandria, Virginia

The 7000-series Metrorail cars run the perimeter track.

May 16–17, 2015

Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum Railroad Heritage Days in Hagerstown, Maryland

Military convoy passes a campground and a horse farm without incident.

April 11, 2015

Family Day-Celebration of the Military Child at the National Museum of the Marine Corps and Heritage Center in Triangle, Virginia

Lift bridge reappears, doesn’t perform much lifting.

March 7–8, 2015

Boy Scout Troop 964 2014 Model Train Show in Manassas, Virginia

A complete block.

December 13, 2014

An Old-Fashioned Christmas in Purcellville, Virginia

The Virginia Railway Express about to interrupt Bad Cop’s chase.

November 22–23, 2014

B&O Magical Holiday Express The Giving Train LEGO Block Party at the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland

Fallen flags of all varieties.

November 8–9, 2014

24th Annual Modular Train Display Show in Rockville, Maryland

An extra-long Horizon Express is sidelined.

October 4, 2014

Oktoberfest in Vienna, Virginia

Probably another derailment…

August 9–10, 2014

Greenberg’s Train & Toy Show in Chantilly, Virginia

Someone is watching The LEGO Movie on his iPhone again

August 2–3, 2014

BrickFair Virginia in Chantilly, Virginia

June 21, 2014

Relay for Life of Jefferson County in Charles Town, West Virginia

June 14, 2014

Taste of Reston 2014 in Reston, Virginia

The debut of a table throw.

June 7, 2014

20th Manassas Heritage Railway Festival in Manassas, Virginia

This looks legit.

May 18, 2014

5th Annual Mattie Miracle Walk and Family Festival in Alexandria, Virginia

Always willing to take questions from our visitors.

May 17–18, 2014

Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum Railroad Heritage Days in Hagerstown, Maryland

You’d almost think there was a war on.

May 3–4, 2014

Scouting for Bricks by Boy Scout Troop 39 in Leesburg, Virginia

Thomas assists the PRR.

April 12, 2014

Celebration of the Military Child at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia

Military aircraft on exhibit.

March 8–9, 2014

Boy Scout Troop 964 2014 Model Train Show in Manassas, Virginia

A geared steam locomotive makes its way past the Phoenix.

December 14, 2013

A Christmas to Remember in Purcellville, Virginia

The White Lion Pub looks like a good spot for the Chooser Cruiser.

December 7, 2013

Tenley Winterfest in Washington, D.C.

A District-specific Moc or two.

November 29–December 1, 2013

Holiday Festival of Trains and Toys at the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland

These are serious men.

November 9–10, 2013

23rd Annual Modular Train Display Show in Rockville, Maryland

What the Veggie Tales generation makes of Piet Mondrian-influenced architecture, we do not know.

October 5, 2013

Oktoberfest in Vienna, Virginia

Art shows a visitor one of his fire trucks.

August 3–4, 2013

BrickFair Virginia in Chantilly, Virginia

A massive commercial highrise dominates one end of town.

July 13, 2013

Taste of Prince William Block Party in Manassas, Virginia

Loud music but good frozen yogurt.

June 15, 2013

Taste of Reston 2013 in Reston, Virginia

A tempting target for the hands of children and parents alike.

June 1, 2013

19th Manassas Heritage Railway Festival in Manassas, Virginia

Sunny, hot, and multi-level.

May 19, 2013

4th Annual Mattie Miracle Walk and Family Festival in Alexandria, Virginia

A bigger tent, more shade.

May 18–19, 2013

Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum Railroad Heritage Days in Hagerstown, Maryland

Walter’s modified Constitution Train Chase makes its way around the bustling city.

May 4–5, 2013

Scouting for Bricks by Boy Scout Troop 39 in Leesburg, Virginia

Over a decade old! The Santa Fe Super Chief rides the rails again.

April 20, 2013

Annual Health Fair & Walk for Life at the Medical Campus of the Northern Virginia Community College in Springfield, Virginia

A fresh spring day? No, it’s cold! A new venue.

April 13, 2013

Family Day at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia

No offense taken, there is no backwards on the VRE .

March 9–10, 2013

Boy Scout Troop 964 2013 Model Train Show in Manassas, Virginia

Dinosaurs attack!

December 8, 2012

A Christmas to Remember in Purcellville, Virginia

Robert’s Bromo Tower now with lighted seasonal decoration.

November 23–25, 2012

Holiday Festival of Trains and Toys at the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland

MARC commuter train approaching the through-truss span past the lighthouse.

November 10–11, 2012

22nd Annual Modular Train Display Show in Rockville, Maryland

Trains rounding the corners.

October 27–28, 2012

LEGO® Brand Retail in Woodbridge, Virginia

The challenge of command and control.

October 14, 2012

Festival on the Square in Reston Heights, Virginia

Cargo trains at work.

October 6, 2012

Oktoberfest in Vienna, Virginia

Sky clears, remains windy after earlier clouds.

August 4–5, 2012

BrickFair in Chantilly, Virginia

Western Maryland locomotive.

June 16, 2012

Taste of Reston 2012 in Reston, Virginia

Metrorail in tow.

June 2, 2012

18th Manassas Heritage Railway Festival in Manassas, Virginia

VRE ready to go.

May 20, 2012

The Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation’s Annual Pediatric Cancer Walk in Alexandria, Virginia

Twelve minutes until the show starts? Not a problem!

May 19–20, 2012

BrickMagic Festival for LEGO® Fans in North Raleigh, North Carolina

Bob’s streamliner runs again.

April 14, 2012

Family Day at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia

Two displays in the Leatherneck Gallery.

March 10–11, 2012

Boy Scout Troop 964 14th Annual Model Train Show in Manassas, Virginia

A really, really big display.

December 11, 2011

Georgetown Jingle in Washington, D.C.

Seasonal decoration for a MOC in a new venue.

December 10, 2011

A Christmas to Remember in Purcellville, Virginia

The renovation of the former Purcellville Baptist Church is a handsome setting.

November 25–27, 2011

Holiday Festival of Trains and Toys at the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland

New pieces yield a new look for Amtrak.

November 12–13, 2011

21st Annual Modular Train Display Show in Rockville, Maryland

Brick Fever rockin’ out on stage at the fair.

October 29–30, 2011

LEGO® Brand Retail in Woodbridge, Virginia

Brand names everywhere you look!

October 23, 2011

Festival on the Square in Reston Heights, Virginia

Sure are a lot of skeletons downtown.

October 1, 2011

Oktoberfest in Vienna, Virginia

Stuart, Mike, and Margaret start setting up on a cold, rainy day.

August 20, 2011

Family Fest at Dulles Town Center in Sterling, Virginia

Tony signs the card for a group that has found the Spider-Man riding the train.

August 13, 2011

Annual Peach Festival at Wesley United Methodist Church in Fairfax County, Virginia

Mike and Tony bookend our display.

August 6–7, 2011

BrickFair in Chantilly, Virginia

Town Corner.

June 18, 2011

Taste of Reston 2011 in Reston, Virginia

Oh, look, a McDonald’s!

June 4, 2011

17th Manassas Heritage Railway Festival in Manassas, Virginia

These tall buildings don’t clean themselves, you know.

May 22, 2011

The Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation’s Annual Pediatric Cancer Walk in Alexandria, Virginia

Moo.

May 21, 2011

Habitat for Humanity “ Building Block Blitz ” in Arlington, Virginia

Judging the results of the blitz.

May 7–8, 2011

BrickMagic Festival for LEGO® Fans in North Raleigh, North Carolina

A big parade through town.

April 9, 2011

Family Day at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia

Emergency response to the pizzeria.

March 12–13, 2011

Boy Scout Troop 964 13th Annual Model Train Show in Manassas, Virginia

Big buildings, little buildings, whatever you want.

December 18, 2010

Santa’s Workshop in Alexandria, Virginia

A scavenger hunt thwarted by unpredictable participation.

December 11, 2010

A Christmas to Remember in Purcellville, Virginia

Crash test dummies still in one piece!

November 26–28, 2010

Holiday Festival of Trains at the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland

MARC commuter train, bullet train, and steamers coexist.

November 13–14, 2010

20th Annual Modular Train Display Show in Rockville, Maryland

Bob’s new bullet train makes the speedy rounds.

November 6, 2010

LEGO®-Palooza at the Beatley Library in Alexandria, Virginia

Bascule bridge continues to serve.

October 30–31, 2010

LEGO® Brand Retail in Woodbridge, Virginia

Operator error? More likely slightly weakened batteries in the controller.

October 16, 2010

Festival on the Square in Reston Heights, Virginia

Enjoying the sun and wind rather than last year’s rain.

October 2, 2010

Oktoberfest in Vienna, Virginia

Another sunny Saturday in Vienna.

September 18–19, 2010

KidsFEST at the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland

A green GG1.

August 28, 2010

Family Fest at Dulles Town Center in Sterling, Virginia

Seems friendly.

August 7–8, 2010

BrickFair in Chantilly, Virginia

June 19, 2010

Taste of Reston 2010 in Reston, Virginia

Already more than one generation of battery operated train.

June 5, 2010

16th Manassas Heritage Railway Festival in Manassas, Virginia

A weather-beaten PRR locomotive.

May 23, 2010

Spring Family Fun Day at The Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland

Antique truck in use.

May 7–9, 2010

BrickMagic Festival for LEGO® Fans in Raleigh, North Carolina

A long passenger train with green coaches.

April 10, 2010

Family Day at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia

River denizen pays no mind to the military maneuvers.

February 27, 2010

Little Conductor’s Day at the Lyceum in Alexandria, Virginia

Appreciating the onsite seating.

December 12, 2009

A Christmas to Remember in Purcellville, Virginia

Protecting the span is a full-time job.

November 27–29, 2009

Holiday Festival of Trains at the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland

Some big trains on hand.

November 14–15, 2009

LEGO® Outlet in Woodbridge, Virginia

Abe shows how it’s done.

November 7–8, 2009

19th Annual Modular Train Display Show in Rockville, Maryland

A 4–6–2 with two cabs.

October 17, 2009

Festival on the Square in Reston Heights, Virginia

Sitting bravely in the face of our coldest, wettest venue ever.

October 3, 2009

Oktoberfest in Vienna, Virginia

Rich has a captivated audience.

August 29, 2009

Family Fest at Dulles Town Center in Sterling, Virginia

Touch prevention is a full-time job.

August 22 and 23, 2009

Brickfair in Tysons Corner, Virginia

Rich’s block of Modular House Standard buildings.

August 8, 2009

Annual Peach Festival at Wesley United Methodist Church in Fairfax County, Virginia

Art adjusts the angle of the ladder.

June 6, 2009

15th Manassas Heritage Railway Festival in Manassas, Virginia

The Union Pacific F7 pulls a heritage excursion train including a Placid-Series Sleeper car across the bascule bridge.

April 24–26 and May 1–3, 2009

Day Out With Thomas 2009 Hero of the Rails Tour at the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland

The new Emerald Night set.

December 20, 2008

Santa’s Workshop in Alexandria, Virginia

Getting into the holiday spirit.

December 13, 2008

A Christmas to Remember in Purcellville, Virginia

Building on-site is a tradition.

November 28–30, 2008

Holiday Festival of Trains at the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland

The Coast Guard responds.

November 8–9, 2008

18th Annual Modular Train Display Show in Rockville, Maryland

There’s always something that needs repair.

November 1–2, 2008

LEGO® Outlet in Woodbridge, Virginia

The Blue Line rides again.

October 18, 2008

Autumn Adventure in Reston, Virginia

WALL-E reaches out.

October 4, 2008

Oktoberfest in Vienna, Virginia

Rich and Margaret examine the details.

August 23, 2008

Family Fest at Dulles Town Center in Sterling, Virginia

Another new venue for us.

August 16, 2008

Annual Peach Festival at Wesley United Methodist Church in Fairfax County, Virginia

June 21, 2008

ARCHitecture Day at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

A celebration of Eero Saarinen’s iconic works of architecture.

June 15, 2008

27th Annual Alexandria Red Cross Waterfront Festival in Alexandria, Virginia

A new venue for us.

June 7, 2008

14th Manassas Heritage Railway Festival in Manassas, Virginia

New stickers almost came off in the morning fog.

May 17–18, 2008

Second Annual Great Brunswick Train Show at the Brunswick Railroad Museum in Brunswick, Maryland

Just another day commuting to work.

April 25–27, 2008

Day Out With Thomas™ at the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland

James and Percy wait.

February 23–24, 2008

Greenberg’s Train and Toy Show at The Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, Maryland

A community appreciates firefighting apparatus.

February 2–3, 2008

The Great Scale Model Train Show and Railroad Marketplace at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland

Mike and Bob building.

December 22, 2007

“ Santa’s Workshop ” at the Lyceum in Alexandria, Virginia

A short yard.

December 9, 2007

Brambleton Community Association “ Winter Wonderland ” at the National Recreation and Park Association Ahrens Institute in Ashburn, Virginia

Inattentive operators?

November 23–25, 2007

Holiday Festival of Trains at the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland

A captivated audience.

November 10–11, 2007

17th Annual Modular Train Display Show in Rockville, Maryland

Another brick in the wall.

November 2–4, 2007

LEGO® Outlet in Potomac Mills Mall in Woodbridge, Virginia

Cargo Train Deluxe 7898 rounds the curve.

October 20, 2007

Autumn Adventure in Reston, Virginia

A Hallowe’en-themed display attracted the attention of those at the festival.

September 15–16, 2007

Kids Fest at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland

Bob found instructions for this impressive locomotive.

August 11, 2007

Annual Peach Festival at Wesley United Methodist Church in Fairfax County, Virginia

Arthur arranges the responding units.

June 8–10, 2007

LEGO® Brand Retail Store in Potomac Mills Mall in Woodbridge, Virginia

Tom provides the signal bridges.

June 2, 2007

13th Manassas Railway Heritage Festival in Manassas, Virginia

One of several new items of rolling stock from Tom.

May 19–20, 2007

The Great Brunswick Train Show in Brunswick, Maryland

A new locomotive from Bob.

April 14–15, 2007

The Great Scale Model Train Show and The All-American Hi-Rail & Collectors Train Show in Timonium, Maryland

Another GG1 on our layout.

February 24–25, 2007

Great Train Expo in Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Mike Collaco’s Amtrak Genesis in “ Northeast Direct ” (Phase IV) livery awaits the call to service.

November 24–26, 2006

Holiday Festival of Trains at the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland

On the turntable in a historic building.

November 3–5, 2006

LEGO® Outlet in Potomac Mills Mall in Woodbridge, Virginia

The Holiday Train for 2006 is displayed.

October 21, 2006

Autumn Adventure in Reston, Virginia

A Hallowe’en-themed display attracted the attention of those at the festival.

October 7, 2006

LEGO-palooza in Alexandria, Virginia

The Virginia Railway Express rounds a curve.

August 25, 2006

2006 BrickFest™ in Tysons Corner, Virginia

Mike’s Amtrak constructions among those riding the rails.

July 7–9, 2006

2006 NMRA National Convention in Philadephia, Pennsylvania

Bob’s streamliner was one of many creations on display to thousands.

June 17, 2006

16th Annual Taste of the Town in Reston Town Center of Virginia in Reston, Virginia

A loop with a trolley qualifies as a train display.

June 3, 2006

12th Heritage Manassas Railway Festival in Manassas, Virginia

An ambitious multi-level layout included Ed Kohl’s light rail loop.

May 20, 2006

LEGO-palooza in Alexandria, Virginia

A local toy store’s promotion attracted enough visitors that eventually we had to raise our plexiglass barriers.

April 8–9, 2006

Great Train Expo in Westminster, Maryland

April 1–2, 2006

The Great Scale Model Train Show and The All-American Hi-Rail & Collectors Train Show in Timonium, Maryland

The high-speed train gets a dome car.

February 25–26, 2006

Great Train Expo in Upper Marlboro, Maryland

A mixed freight makes its way.

February 11–12, 2006

World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour in Chantilly, Virginia

Tony’s valley offers a mix of Civil War-era settlement and Thomas the Tank Engine.

February 4–5, 2006

The Great Scale Model Train Show and The All-American Hi-Rail & Collectors Train Show in Timonium, Maryland

Derek’s adaptation of the Santa Fe locomotive in Amtrak livery among those consists awaiting departure.

October 8–9, 2005

The Great Scale Model Train Show and The All-American Hi-Rail & Collectors Train Show in Timonium, Maryland

Bob takes in the large Mount Royal Station and Train Shed.

August 12–14, 2005

2005 BrickFest™ in Arlington, Virginia

Visitors on Sunday inspect the multi-level layout.

July 8–10, 2005

2005 NMRA National Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio

WamaLTC was but one of thirteen clubs which got together to put on a tremendous show.

June 18–19, 2005

Manassas Train Rec in Manassas, Virginia

Tony looks over the layout.

February 26–27, 2005

Greenberg’s Train, Toy & Hobby Show in Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Margaret responded to Tom’s challenge to make use of LEGO® Juniors 4654 Tanker Truck with this tank car.

November 29, 2003

Washington Baltimore & Annapolis Train Collectors Association chapter meeting in Fairfax, Virginia

Bob’s TGV and RDC await their turn.

August 16–17, 2003

Greenberg’s Train, Toy & Hobby Show in Chantilly, Virginia

Greg’s monorail finally gets its day.

June 7, 2003

Manassas Railway Festival in Manassas, Virginia

Rain prevented us from displaying a monorail layout.

February 8–9, 2003

Greenberg’s Train Show in Upper Marlboro, Maryland

A rare confluence of trains and gathering of My Own Train passenger wagons.

June 1, 2002

Manassas Railway Festival in Manassas, Virginia

The mixed blessing of cellular towers, built by Kevin Loch.

February 9–10, 2002

Greenberg’s Toy and Train Show in Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Bob Hayes’ high-speed train awaits its turn to zoom around the outer track.

August 18–19, 2001

Greenberg’s Toy and Train Show in Chantilly, Virginia

The Orange Line rolls in to pick up commuting minifigs. Metrorail car and station built by Kevin Loch.

June 2, 2001

Manassas Railway Festival in Manassas, Virginia

Lots and lots of Metroliner cars this year.

September 16–17, 2000

Greenberg’s Great Train and Collectible Toy Show in Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Those busy minifigs at work on another tall building.

July 15–16, 2000

Greenberg’s Great Train and Collectible Toy Show in Chantilly, Virginia

A whole lot of rolling stock awaits its turn.

These next three displays were before the founding of WamaLTC:

June 3, 2000

Manassas Railway Festival in Manassas, Virginia

Christopher Tracey’s Erie & Lackawanna GP-35s approach one of two bridges over the water.

February 26–27, 2000

Great American Train Show in Gaithersburg, Maryland

Sometimes a change of color scheme improves appearances…

February 12–13, 2000

Greenberg’s Great Train and Collectible Toy Show in Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Jeff Stembel contemplates the first layout.