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Orange Hall, York Expo Center, York, PA

While the name on the building is Utz, 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.

Steam into History Train Ride

Join us in celebrating 45 years at York and ride the rails that Abraham Lincoln rode to give his Gettysburg Address.

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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President's Message

We are all hoping for a successful and speedy recovery andspeedy recovery and look forward to having Nancy and Nicholas back with us soon.

As our April York show approaches I wish to inform our TCA members that preparations for the show are proceeding smoothly at this time. In February we lost a key component of our York team when our Registrar, Nancy Tenzeras, had to leave the team due to personal health concerns. We are all hoping for a successful and speedy recovery and look forward to having Nancy and Nicholas back with us soon. In the meantime we have the good fortune to have Debbie Geiser and Diana Hood step in and take over the Registrar’s functions. We all know Debbie from her previous time as our Registrar and I am sure that Debbie and Diana will be up to the task and do a great job taking care of the members’ and dealers’ registrations.

In addition to this personnel change the Board of Directors has elected to cut back our closing time in the dealer halls on Saturday from 4:00 to 3:00. Hopefully this time change will work out better for our dealers without impacting our shopping public. Yes, our dealer halls will still be open to the public from Friday at 9:00AM to Saturday at 3:00PM. The change to allow public attendance to our show, in effect for one year now, has been accepted well and we have noticed many families with young children attending the show. Also, quite a few of these public attendees have stopped by the National TCA booth in the orange hall and elected to join our TCA.
The York train show always has been a strong recruiting tool for the TCA and we hope it continues to draw new people to our great hobby. So please spread the word to family and friends about York and remember you can bring in as many guests as you want to enjoy the full benefits of the show for a one-time visit. Please visit our website: www.easterntca.com for more information about the York experience. And if you come to York be sure to allow time to visit our National Toy Train Museum in Strasburg, PA to get more enjoyment of being a TCA member.

In closing I would like to express our sincere appreciation to a good friend, Clem Clement, who is retiring after 20

years as editor of “Clem’s Primer” a must read for all York attendees. During his time as creator and writer of this essay describing all that York has to offer Clem has unfailingly promoted the “York experience” to all and I am sure won over many converts to attend our premier event. In Clem’s place Carol McGinnis will be taking over to continue updating all on the happenings at York.

See you all in York
Safe travels,

John Zobel
President Eastern Division TCA

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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.

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What's New?

The York Train Show Dealer Halls and Modular Layouts are now 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 Halls include the Orange Hall (UTZ) and the Purple Hall (Heritage). The Pennsylvania Room hosts modular layouts, as well as the Orange and Purple Halls.

Division Elections


Eastern Division Elections for 2018 - 2019

Eastern Division elections occur every two years, and all members of the Eastern Division Board of Directors are up for election. Some of the board positions have term limits. We would love to have some new blood on the board, and I encourage anyone interested in becoming a member of the Eastern Division Board of Directors to contact Frank Nichols, Chairman of the Nominating Committee. Please give Frank a call or send him an e-mail if you would like to investigate the possibility of becoming a member of the Eastern Division Board of Director. 585-349-1022 or email - Frank Nichols

Lionel Prewar O Gauge Toy Train Research

Greenberg Train Study

Researching Lionel: A Never-Ending
and Fascinating Pursuit
Lionel Prewar O Gauge Toy Train Research

Bruce Greenberg and the Prewar Study Group are studying the Lionel 260 series locomotives (255, 257, 258,260, 261, 262 and 263) for  Greenberg's Guide to Lionel Trains, O Gauge, Vol. 2, 1929-1936.  Bruce welcomes interested collectors to join the research effort by reviewing text, photographing trains and bringing trains to photograph at York.  He also welcomes interested collectors to  his lectures on his research findings at York. 

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.

Check out Bruce's latest find!


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


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.

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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.



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 $2.00. 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. Read more ....



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