march 2020 train show countdown

march 2020 train show


 - - Golden Empire Historical And Modeling Society - a.k.a. GEHAMS -

Bakersfields' local model railroad club is hosting its 

27th Annual Model Railroad Show 

March 7 & 8, 2020

- Show hours -

 Sat, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM - Sun, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Admission = adults, $8.00 = children ages 12 & under are “Free”**

**when accompanied by paying adult - admission is good for both days

At Building #2  Kern County Fairgrounds 

 1142 South ‘P’ St. Bakersfield, CA.

- Event parking is available across from Fairgrounds Main Gate -

parking - $5.00

 Dozens of dealer tables, thousands of square feet of model train layouts, hourly door prizes and a drawing for a train set

participating Vendors & Layouts 

 Info: Doug Wagner, (661) 331-6695,

special appearance - Saturday March 7th 2020


Once Again for the First Time....

"Shotgun Tom" Kelly..... will be appearing during the Saturday portion of the show to visit and share stories of his time in Bakersfield and sign autographs.. 

 “Shotgun Tom” Kelly is a two-time Emmy award winner, Billboard Air Personality of the Year winner, recipient of a star on the Hollywood  Walk of Fame, Radio - TV - Movie personality - model railroading enthusiast and friend of GEHAMS

View Shotgun's home layout

Visit"Shotgun Tom" Kelly's Face Book page


2020 Floor Plan 2020

GEHAMS 2020 Floor Plan


The above floor plan is for reference ONLY for the 2020 Train Show

floor plan will be updated as entries are received and confirmed ----------------

GEHAMS 2020 Floor Plan (pdf)


Train Show Registration

 2020 Registration for Layouts and Vendors is closed as of 1-31-2020

Vendor Registration and Layout Presentation Request 

application forms 

are now closed as of January 31 2020

if you aren't on our list of Vendors and would like to participate in future show/s

any and all questions concerning registration please contact 


Kevin Birkbeck

e-mail - - - - Cell Phone: (661)496-9514

Files coming soon.

directions to the fairgrounds

Parking is directly across the street from the main gate on "P" St. .... parking fee = $5.00

Kern County Fairgrounds

1142 South ‘P’ St. Bakersfield, CA. 93307

27th annual train show

Just added... Again for the First Time.......

 Hollywood Walk of Fame  Radio - TV - Movie Personality "Shotgun Tom" Kelly will be visiting during Saturday's portion of the show

                                   click here for more info