I wish to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! We at the Eastern Division-TCA are looking forward with great anticipation to some new developments coming this year. The first change to the Division will be three new Board members as elected by our membership last Fall. I welcome Frank Nichols and Nicholas Tentzeras as new Directors-at-Large to the Board and Dave Eadie as the new WB&A Chapter Representative. Former WB&A Chapter Representative Dan Danielson was elected Vice President. Retiring from the Board are Sam Geiser, Lee Wood and Bill McCluskey who have served as Board members for several years and were an integral part of the success of the Eastern Division.
This new Board will be responsible for moving forward with the second new opportunity this year: opening the York show to the general public. For the first time the York show will be admitting the public into our Dealer halls only as allowed by Pennsylvania state tax law. Our Member halls will continue to be open to TCA members only. The public admittance will begin at 9:00 AM Friday and continue to 4:00 PM Saturday of York week. I encourage those TCA members attending the York show to bring family, friends and neighbors to enjoy all the benefits of our fantastic York show. Public attendees will be able to join TCA on the spot at TCA booths in the Silver and Orange halls to gain immediate admittance to all of the Member halls as well. Refer to our website: www.easterntca.com or call the Registration Help Desk: 1-814-928-0196 if you need any further information.
I am happy to report our TCA is alive and well and growing membership again after a few years of decline. Our National TCA organization has created new classes of membership to encourage more people to join as well as offering the opportunity for previous members to rejoin with no penalties. Please contact the National Business Office: 1-717-687-8623 for further information.
It is now up to all of us TCA members and toy train enthusiasts to spread the word and share the enjoyment that comes from participating in our hobby. Take the opportunity to attend local train shows in your area. Invite the younger generation to enjoy the fun and experiences that can be had in “playing with trains”.
In closing I wish all of our members the best in enjoying and sharing our good times with all.
John Zobel, Eastern Division President
The Eastern Division is the largest Division in the TCA and the York show is our "Crown Jewel".
Click here to see and hear what Classic Toy Trains had to say about the York Train Show.
The Eastern Division is a non-profit organization and is governed by its own bylaws. Click here to view.
The York Train Meet follows the Division Rules and Regulations as established by the Board of Directors. Click here to view.
Great News! Still photography is now permitted in the Orange, Purple and Brown Halls and around the Modular Exhibition Layouts. A big thanks to Meet Chairman Mike Petronella and the Eastern Division Board of Directors. As a reminder, for privacy reasons photography is not permitted in the Silver, Blue, Red and White Halls or of copyrighted material. If you're not sure about the copyrighted material, please ask the vendor. . A big thank you to Nicholas D'Alessandro for sharing his photos. Check out more of Nick's pictures in our Photo Gallery. As you can see there are trains, trains and more trains.
Bruce Greenberg will be photographing Lionel Prewar O Gauge locomotives and sets in an Orange Hall room across from the refreshment stand. He is interested in both unusual items as well as items in exceptional condition. Photography hours: Thursday 4 - 5, Friday 11 - 12 and Saturday 11 - 12. For more info please call Bruce at 703-461-6991 or send him an email. Bruce will be found at his tables in the Orange Hall (Row-O, 1-3). He will be presenting a seminar on "New Discoveries in Lionel Prewar O Gauge ", Friday at 4 pm in the Orange Hall meeting room.
Coming to York for the first time? Then put on a large pot of coffee, grab a cup and click here to spend some time in Clem's Primer. Clem Clement has spent years compiling this information on not only the York Meet, but York County and its surrounding areas. You'll find it very informative and a handy guide.
The Eastern Division sponsors an Ice Cream Social on Friday night after the dealer halls close. This is open to all registered members and guests. This is an opportunity to meet new friends, greet old friends and share with others your love of the toy train hobby. (There is no charge for the dish of ice cream).
The Eastern Division also sponsors a Coffee and Donut Hour on Saturday morning at 7:30AM. You're invited to join us for a free cup of coffee and a Maple Donut.
The Call Center is available to assist you with processing of credit card registrations at 814-928-0196. Please have your TCA and credit card numbers available.
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Everyone attending the meet is required to have their badge visible at all times to gain entry into the meet halls. Stop by the Registration Desk located in the Silver Hall to purchase one. A bargain at only $2.00. It holds your badge, pens, ID, checkbook, credit cards and yes, even your cash.
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