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Orange Hall, York Expo Center, York, PA

While the name on the building is Weis Arena, everyone knows this is the Orange Hall.

Where's the closest parking space!!!

You'll want to get there early to ensure you get a good parking space well before the opening bell.

Northern Central Railway

Ride the rails that Abraham Lincoln rode to give his Gettysburg Address at the Northern Central Railway, New Freedom, PA.

Old Glory - honoring the lives of our heroes

Eastern Division considers it a privilege to gather under our flag and celebrate the freedom to play trains and share the love of our hobby with friends.

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Eastern Division TCA

York Train Meet

 

  • October 2022 Online Registration opens July 1, 2022

 

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President's Message

To maintain your good health and safety, these changes include:

  • There may be fewer entrance/exit points to some Halls
  • Any health concerns, please consider wearing masks
  • Consider Social Distancing Guidelines
  • Due to Social Distancing Guidelines, your table(s) may not be where it was previously located

Several exciting Early Bird events will take place on the Fairgrounds beginning Tuesday, October 18th. Plan to come to York early.

National Toy Train Museum & National Toy Train Library Deaccession Sale


The Museum and Library will be offering train items deaccessioned from TCA’s inventory. Visit their website for up to date details


Welcome Back to the York Meet


Tuesday night enjoy meeting your TCA friends from around the country at a Welcome Party complete with beer and wine! Your first glass of beer or wine is FREE, as well as soda and water.   A Cash Bar will also be available. "Welcome Back to the York Meet” location is the Orange Hall. Order your Welcome Party ticket(s) on your Meet Registration Card , only $5.00 per ticket.

I hope you are as excited as we are to be going back to the York Meet. Follow the points in this letter…it will help your York Meet Team and make your visit to the Meet one to remember.

Be safe, and I will see you in October 2022.

Dan Danielson, 65-1226
President, Eastern Division-TCA
703 743-2152

Dealer Hall Charts - April 2022

October Charts will be posted when completed.
Orange Hall Booths
Orange Hall Tables
Orange Hall Company Names

Future York Meet Dates

October 20, 21, 22, 2022
April 20, 21, 22, 2023
October 19, 20, 21, 2023
April 18, 19, 20, 2024
October 17, 18, 19, 2024

Bylaws, Rules & Regulations

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.

 

What's New?

The York Train Show Dealer Hall and Modular Layouts are open to the PUBLIC. Invite your friends to attend the show and see how much fun it is to be a part of the York Experience. While they're here invite them to join the TCA. The hours for the public:

  • Friday 9:00 am - 6:30 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Dealer Hall is the Orange Hall (York Expo). The Heritage Hall hosts modular layouts.

Bruce Greenberg's
Lionel Train Study

October 2022 Seminar
From Toy Trains to Realistic Trains




More information is available from Bruce at 703-461-6991 or brucecgreenberg1@gmail.com. Visit Bruce's webpages at https://www.easterntca.org/greenberg.htm.

Clem's Famous Primer

Clem's Primer

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. Our thanks to Carol McGinnis for taking on the task of updating the Primer now that Clem has retired.

York Meet Socials

Ice Cream Social

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).

Maple Donuts

The Eastern Division also sponsors a Coffee and Donut Hour on Saturday morning at 7:30 AM. You're invited to join us for a free cup of coffee and a Maple Donut.

Bring a guest to York, invite him to join TCA and
we can double our membership numbers.

Online Registration

https://www.yorkregistration.org

Call Center

Call CenterThe 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.

Need Help?

Visit our Contact page for assistance.

Photo Gallery

Orange & Purple HallsSend your operating layout photos to our Webmaster and share in the fun of our hobby. Click here to view the gallery.

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Badgeholder

Everyone attending the meet is required to register, receive a badge and 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 $3.00. It holds your badge, pens, ID, checkbook, credit cards and yes, even your cash.

Kids Korner

Kids Korner

Kids Korner at York is sponsored by the WB&A Chapter. this area is designed for the young engineer that loves to play with trains. Kids Korner will remain closed for the October 2022 Show. Read more ....

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Facebook

Eastern Divsion has launched a Facebook page. Check us out and please Like Us.

Toy Train Paper & Memorabilia

Toy Train Paper & Memorabilia meets Thurday, 7:00 PM at the Sheraton Four Points, 1650 Toronita Street, York, PA (behind the Round the Clock Diner). If it's about toy trains, but NOT a train, that's us. Bring a favorite piece to share. Email Tood Wagner - papertrw@aol.com. Visit their website at https://jlmtrains.com/ttpm/

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