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SUPERTRAIN 2017 is presented by the Calgary Model Railway Society (CMRS). CMRS has almost 400 members from Calgary and area who share an interest in the hobby of Model Railroading, and a desire to showcase the hobby to the public.

Organized model railroading in Calgary goes back to 1934, when the first club, Calgary Model Trainmen, was started. CMT continues today, and over the years has spawned dozens of other groups and clubs. Throughout the years the various clubs held their own shows and exhibits. In 1994, several of these clubs decided to work together to put on a major Model Railroad Show for the public. By sharing the responsibilities and risks, a bigger and better show could be organized. The Calgary Model Railway Society evolved from the first show committee.

The first model train show to use the name SUPERTRAIN was held in March 1995 at Mewata Amouries, featuring 28 displays and exhibits. In the following year, over 7,100 people attended. By 1999, SUPERTRAIN had outgrown Mewata, and a new venue in the Big Four Building at the Stampede Grounds became home for the show. By this time, SUPERTRAIN had become an annual event on Family Day Weekend, and as many as 14,000 people attended over the two day show.

SUPERTRAIN has become Canada's biggest and best annual train show, and by 2008 again outgrew the accustomed venue. In 2017, SUPERTRAIN will again be at the Genesis Centre in NE Calgry.
Over 100 exhibits, displays, and commercial vendors will be featured. As well, live clinics, demonstrations, and trains to ride on will offer something for everyone.

Beside organizing and running SUPERTRAIN, CMRS runs a number of other events for its members. CMRS also contributes to the community by giving away dozens of train sets to needy youngsters at Christmas through local charities. At SUPERTRAIN, food contributions from attendees are donated to the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Calgary Model Railway Society, please see us at our membership desk at SUPERTRAIN, or visit us on the web at www.calgarymodelrailway.ca