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LCCA Events

The following are the type of events sponsored by the LCCA.

Annual Conventions

Top rated facilities such as the Hyatt Regency 
Hotel at Dallas airport provide all convention
activities under one roof.

The LCCA is recognized for it's world-class Annual Conventions held each year in the final week of July. The selection of the site for each year is based on criteria established by the club's Board of Directors, a convention management team, and efforts are made to move the convention to the various sections of the country to allow its members to attend from that region of the country. The selection of the site is normally made 3 years in advance. Every effort is made to ensure that all convention activities other than tours and the hotel rooms are all part of a single or connected facility. Previous and upcoming sites include:

  • Chattanooga, TN - 2013
  • Indianapolis, TN - 2014
  • Boston, MA - 2015
  • Kansas City, MO - 2016
  • Tacoma, WA - 2017
  • Chicago, IL - 2018
  • Reno, NV - 2019
  • Omaha, NE - 2020
  • Scranton, PA - 2021
  • Nashville, TN - 2022
  • Concord, NC - 2023       July 24-29, 2023
  • Omaha, NE - 2024          July 8-13, 2024  (3 weeks early due to Covid reset from 2020)
  • Scranton, PA - 2025        July 21-26, 2025  (Covid reset from 2021)
  • Denver, CO - 2026          July 20-25, 2026

Tours offered typically include train related venues
such as a tour to the Museum of American Railroads.

Attendees to the convention enjoy a robust offering of tours to the area attractions with emphasis on railroad related tours. Typically, these include at least one excursion offering. The tour schedule typically begins on Monday of convention week and proceeds all week long. Typically there is a "Get Acquainted Party" on Thursday evening, a "First Time Attendees Reception" on Wednesday evening, and the "world-class" banquet on Saturday evening. On Friday afternoons there is a Annual Business Meeting followed by a Lionel seminar with representatives from Lionel presenting. Afterwards the trading hall is opened for buying and selling activities which resumes on Saturday morning until mid-afternoon.

Each convention often includes several seminars and clinics in the evenings as well as a Lionel company display and layout which is open to the public.

Click here to see information about all of our past annual conventions.

LCCA Supports Local Model Train Shows

Jim Gates HCM#1 speaks with attendees at the
Omaha WGHOT show. The LCCA booth offered
examples of LCCA produced items as well as
specially priced Lionel products. 

Many of our members belong to both the LCCA and local model train clubs. The LCCA is happy to list local club events on our website and in The Lion Roars. We do send local clubs marketing material that they can make available to attendees. The LCCA does not run these events, but we are happy to promote the organizations and the model train hobby by informing our membership of these events. If you are a member of a local club that sponsors such an event, please let us know.

"An Evening to Remember" at the NJ Hi-Railers
club house

In addition to supporting local clubs, the LCCA participates with Lionel LLC at the Rocky Mountain Train Show in the spring of each year. Lionel LLC allows us to use a portion of their booth space where we inform attendees of the advantages of being an LCCA member and make membership material available. We also display convention and club products that have been created exclusively for LCCA members. Look for upcoming local train shows in your area, or better yet, contact the LCCA Local Event Coordinator and discuss how your local club can promote their event to our entire membership. Click the buttons below to view our upcoming and past local train shows that LCCA members attended.

Click Here for Upcoming Local Train Shows

Click Here for Previous Local Train Shows


Note: LCCA members will be able to view LCCA commemorative items and LCCA store merchandise at many of these shows. LCCA representatives attend many of these local shows to talk with current and prospective members. New members may join at these events.

It is important to note, the LCCA does not sponsor or control these events--they are run by local model train clubs. We are pleased to let our members know about these events to promote the model train hobby.