near marceline, Mo

Railroad Memorabilia

and Model train show History

Train Depot/ Walt Disney Hometown Museum

2021 EVENT

The train depot was built in 1913 and served as the Missouri Division Headquarters for many years. The train depot now houses the Walt Disney Hometown Museum which displays a great deal of railroad, Marceline, and Disney history.


historic train attractions

in marceline, Mo


Caboose in Ripley Park


Lamp Lighter Motel     660-376-3517

Lodder Up & Camp      660-815-1583


Best Western                660-258-4900

Martin House Motel    660-258-7257

City of Brookfield - RV/Tents     660-258-3377

Pershing State Park     

The coal, sand, and water shute located on the extreme south end of S. Main Street is one of three left standing in the United States according to our research. Located in the original Santa Fe yard across from the Santa Fe Country Club where these shutes previously serviced steam engines with sand, coal, and water.

The lovomotive on display in E.P. Ripley Park was built by the American Locomotive Company in January 1911. It was donated to to the City of Marceline and dedicated in December 1955.

This working caboose is on display permanently in E.P. Ripley Park in downtown Marceline, MO. It was donated to the city around 1985 when the railroad eliminated the working cabooses from their fleet.

For more information on the Walsworth Community Center's 10th Annual Model Train Show, please contact: Dennis VanDyke at 660-734-2195.


Saturday, May 1     9 AM - 4 PM


Sunday, May 2     10 AM - 2 PM

Tables are $20 each - Tables available now!

Locomotive in Ripley Park

Coal, Sand, & Water Shute

The Walsworth Community Center has been hosting the Model Train Show since May 2012. The show had previously been held at the Marceline Masonic Lodge until a storm created major damage to the Masonic Lodge and it remained closed for repairs for a lengthy period of time.

The Model Train Show has included some major improvements over the years with the WCC family. The Texas Date Nail held their annual convention by attending and setting booth up at our event for a couple of years. The BNSF Railroad has been more than generous each year by providing a locomotive or passenger cars for the public to tour. The Odessa Optimist Club has been a great partner with The Model Train Show Committee in bringing their ride-on children's train to entertain the younger tots.

In more recent years, the Walsworth Community Center has been deemed Mini Meet status and has held small conference on train related topics and brought in guest speakers to educate and share their knowledge and stories with the community. We have also had great success with outreach through the Missouri Highway Patrol, National Guard, D.A.R.E, and Operation Life Saver setting up demonstrations and handing out information to attendees.

Last year, we were joined by LifeFlight and made the addition of bounce houses in Ripley Park for further entertainment for the children. Throughout the years, we have also held Crafts in the Park in Ripley Park along with the Model Train Show.

The Model Train Show has given our community another great opportunity to come together and showcase all the railroad history of our town. All of these events would not be possible without the help of NOMO Art Gallery, Walt Disney Hometown Museum, and the Marceline Chamber of Commerce.

Crafts in the Park

9 AM - 4 PM

Booths are 12' x 12' for $25 with an additional $5 for electricity. MINIMAL electric hookups available.

* Setup is on tennis court directly north of WCC.

         *** Booths available now. ***

Vendor must provide all equipment for setup-- tables, chairs, extension cords, etc.

Optional to setup from 10 AM - 2 PM on Sunday, May 2 during Family Train Day as well. No additional fee. Not responsible for any items left over night.

For more information on the Walsworth Community Center's 9th Annual Crafts in the Park, please contact: Brandi Stuart at 816-752-6853 or littlestu85@hotmail.com.