Railroad Swap Meet

WHERE: Livingston Depot Center
WHEN: Saturday, April 29, 2017
9:00 am–2:00pm

The Livingston Depot Center has few tables left for its popular annual Railroad Swap Meet, which will take place Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 9:00 to 2:00. The Depot, once the historic Northern Pacific railroad station in downtown Livingston, today is home to both community cultural events and a museum during the summer season.

The Swap Meet is a traditional get-together for railroad enthusiasts and exhibitors from all around the western region. Vendors and swappers set out railroad antiques, memorabilia, collectibles, books, photos, documents, artwork, model trains, tools, and almost anything with a railroad theme.

Four operating model railroads will all be up and running for this special event. These include N gauge, HO (or Half O), and O gauge. Sadly missing this year will be the G gauge with live steam in past displayed by the late Alan Lutes, a fixture for years, but other displays will, more figuratively, be steaming along.

“Train towns love trains,” said Diana Seider, the Depot Museum Director, “and this event is just a classic cultural fixture.” The Livingston Model Railroaders will also run their model trains in the Depot Baggage Room’s basement club space. Railfans also enjoy watching the trains passing regularly daily on the adjacent Montana Rail Link yard tracks, only a few feet away.

Admission is a $1.00 donation to the Depot, and kids under 10 are free. A few last-minute tables are still available to vendors and presenters; vendor setup will start at 7 am For more information, those interested can contact the Livingston Depot Center at (406) 222-2300.