Model train event draws enthusiasts to Balloon Fiesta Park

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE)– Teeny trains making their way over tiny tracks this weekend for Rails along the Rio Grande.

The event held at Balloon Fiesta Park has drawn model train vendors and enthusiasts from across the country.

Organizers expect to see up to 3,000 visitors over the course of the weekend to check out the eight fully operating model train layouts and browse the booths of vendors from near and far.

Rails Along the Rio Grande is a volunteer-driven effort sponsored by the nonprofit National Model Railroaders Association.

The event runs again Sunday from 9 to 4. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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