The 21st Annual NC Railroad Expo (a.k.a. the Hickory Train Show) will be held on 31 Mar -12n to 7p and 1 Apr - 9a to 3p. at the Hickory Metro Convention Center in Hickory, NC. There will be over 300 tables featuring model trains in all scales, railroadiana, railroad artifacts and antiques, and 5 large operating model railroad layouts. Admission is $5 per person and free for all under the age of 10. All proceeds from the event will go to the railroad history preservation efforts at the Southeastern Narrow Gauge & Shortline Museum at 1123 N. Main Ave. in Newton, NC, and the Museum will be open regular hours during the show!