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Apr 18-19, 2020
Railroading Merit Badge

Railroading Merit Badge

Railroading Merit Badge

The TECO train show offers the opportunity for Scouts to work on and complete the requirements for the Railroading Merit Badge on April 18-19, 2020. The Merit Badge is sponsored by the Pikes Peak Division of the National Model Railroad Association located in Colorado Springs. Visit www.tecoshow.orgExternal Link for more information on the TECO Show.


 You can complete the following requirements for the Railroading Merit Badge at our shows. Requirement No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8a (1)(3). If you have completed any of these or other requirements prior to the show, please bring your completed work or a written explanation to satisfy the requirement for review by a counselor.

  • There will be several displays throughout the show to help you complete the requirements.
  • Counselors will be on hand to review your work.
  • Wear your Scout uniform for free admission to the show.  This offer is also extended to Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Explorer, Venture and Sea Scouts in uniform.
  • BRING YOUR BLUE CARD. It should be signed by a Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster to show you are starting the merit badge.
  • Bring PAPER and PENCIL to take notes or bring your previously completed written work to be reviewed by a counselor.
  • You will start at the merit badge table. Your last stop will be back at the Merit Badge table to review what you have learned and have a counselor sign off the completed blue card. Filling out the worksheet does not automatically give you the merit badge.

Come prepared to have fun and learn about Railroading and the fascinating world of trains both toy and prototype. All gauges of trains will be represented.

Multiple operating displays and hand-on opportunities abound.

Come spend the day learning about Railroading, safety, and the fascinating hobby of model railroading.

The merit badge requirements can be found at:

The merit badge worksheets can be found at:




Other Resources


1a: Freight Trains from RailsWestExternal Link


1b: Class 1 Railroad DirectoryExternal Link


1c: Union Pacific Car typesExternal Link


2: AmtrakExternal Link Link


4: Operation LifesaverExternal Link

5: Safety for RailfansExternal Link


6: Know Your Railroad SignsExternal Link Part of Operation Lifesaver Link


7d: APR CaboosesExternal Link Link


8b: Railfan.netExternal Link