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Orange Hall York Train Meet Parking Lot Steam into History Iwa Jima Memorial

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

Ride the rails that Abraham Lincoln rode to give his Gettysburg Address at Steam into History, 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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All Tableholder & Dealer badges have been mailed.

If you don't receive your badge by October 8th, please contact us by email - registrar@easterntca.com. Dealers contact dealers2@easterntca.com (Orange Hall) & dealers@easterntca.com (Purple Hall).

Please note: Guest badges must be picked up at the door and be prepared to show ID. There are a few badges that are being held for pick up at the door. REASONS: no signature, no envelope, and TCA dues need updated.


Register at the show and take your badge home with you!!!!!

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Heartland Hobby Wholesale is bringing Neil Armstrong's Lionel Train Set and 1 of 9 American Flags that flew to the Moon.


Neil Armstrong

Stop by the Heartland Hobby Wholesale's Orange Hall Booth located just inside the York Expo main hall at AA - 8. You won't want to miss this one of a kind, private collection, show stopping train set.

A Teenage Neil Armstrong's Lionel Train Set

Neil Armstrong's Lionel Train Set: "O" Gauge Locomotive 224 with Coal Tender, Coal Dump Car, Sunoco Tanker, Caboose, Track, and Accessories, Directly From The Armstrong Family Collection™, CAG Certified. A real prize for a train enthusiast, what appears to be a complete train set that a teenage Neil Armstrong enjoyed setting up and running. Includes the following:
Locomotive 224- A Prairie Type 2-6-2 locomotive of 10" in length;
Tender 2466W Variation B, whistle version;
Coal Dump Car 3559 Variation A, Type 2 Truck;
Sunoco Single Dome Tanker Car #2555 Variation A with "Gas & Oils";
Caboose 2457 Variation D with red body and black windows;
Transformer R Variation A;
Whistle Controller 167 Variation B, no suffix, no ejector pin markings;
Unloading Bin 160 Variation B with multicolored specks;
UTC Track Lockon 1936-1942 era;
Whistle Part WS-125;
Coal Bag 207;
Curved Track 8 pieces;
Straight Track 13 pieces; and
RCS Controller Variation A with red buttons.
Made in the U.S.A. What a great set for display! Somewhat soiled and well-used but should clean up nicely, very good overall. Not tested. The old wooden fruit crate that these items were found in will be included. CAG 1002087-024. This lot will include an encapsulated CAG Photo Certificate with a Statement of Provenance signed by Neil Armstrong's sons, Rick and Mark.


Rent Scooters, Wheelchairs and Single Width Strollers

Need a little extra assistance in getting around the fairgrounds. Rick is now taking reservations for scooters, wheelchairs or single width strollers. Click here for his contact information.


Register at the show and take your badge home with you!!!

John Brady was one of the first to register for the October 2019 York Meet. That's right, you can register at the current show for the future show and take your badge home with you. Just a reminder - don't loose the badge!!!!!

Click here to view and print the October 2019 Meet Notice and Member Registration Form

Bruce Greenberg's Train Study - Lionel's Automatic Couplers - 1938

Lionel Automatic Coupler Lionel Coupler

Make plans to join Bruce for his seminar on Lionel Automatic Couplers and click here to see what's coming to the October 2019 Show. Plan to attend and bring your trains to be photographed.

Operating Train Layouts at the York Train Show

Meet Chairman Mike Petronella just announced the line up of Operating Train Layouts you won't want to miss when attending the York Show.

Black Hall

National Capital Trackers O Gauge 28x90' Layout

North Penn S Gauge RR Club


Orange Hall

Kids Creek Railroad, Kids Run Trains, & East Carolina RR - 10'x40' Combined

East Carolina Rail Roaders

Kids Creek Railroad - O Gauge Layout

Kids Creek Railroad


Purple Hall

Eagle Line Railroad - 20'x20' Layout

Eagle Line Railroad

White Hall

Washington & Old Dominion Railroad - 26'x50' S Gauge Layout

Washington & Old Dominion Railroad

Lower Susquehanna Valley Modular Railroaders 24x40 Layout

Winkler Multi-Gauge Railroad


Wandering Through York County - Blog by Jamie Kensley

Check out this amazing blog at https://yorkblog.com/wandering/train-meet-2018/

Jamie Kensley


Jamie has spent many hours researching York County and the history of trains down through the years to include the Eastern Divison York Train Meet.




Display your Modular Train Layout at York

If you know a Modular Train Club that's interesting in attending the York Show, have them contact Mike at meetchair@easterntca.com


A big Thank you to Carol McGinnis for her hard work and dedication as Editor and Publisher of Clem's Primer. If you haven't taken the time to read it, please do. It's packed full of good information about the show, York County and the surrounding areas. Put on a pot of coffee, grab a cup and get caught up on Clem's Primer. Here's the link: Clem's Primer!!



  1. You failed to include a Self Addressed Stamp Envelope with your registration.
  2. You sent a registration form without a signature.
  3. You sent a check with Non-Sufficent Funds available to cover the check.
  4. You didn't submit the correct amount of funds.
  5. We mailed your badge however the postal service did not deliver it. CONSIDER PRE-REGISTRATION at the show and take your badge home with you.
  6. As you can see, there are a number of reasons you may not have received your badge. Be assured we have tried to contact you either by phone or email. It's very important we have the correct contact information on you. Please keep us up to date.

We have had a number of members contact us and say "they never received their meet notice." This has been a concern for many years so to make sure everyone receives a registration form Eastern Division has a full page ad that contains the registration form in the TCA Headquarters Newsletter. If you don't receive your meet notice, please register online https://www.yorkregistration.org or use the form located in the Headquarters Newsletter. Questions: call the Eastern Division Call Center at 814-928-0196.


York Train Show Open to the PublicThe Dealer Halls are open to the Public on Friday and Saturday. We open Friday at 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM and Saturday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Register at the Ticket Booth just inside the Lobby of the Orange Hall (Largest Building). Cost for members of the public to attend is $10 per person (Friday or Saturday). Children under the age of 18 accompanied by a paying adult will be admitted free of charge. If you like what you see consider attending as a guest. To register as a guest, go to Memorial Hall where the Registration Desk is located and tell them you want to register as a guest. Registering as a guest allows you access to the remaining 4 buildings. With over 1900 tables of trains for sale, it's a sight for sore train eyes to see. Guest admission is $23.00 at the door. (Public admission fee will be applied to your guest admission).




The Registration Team pre-registered over 1000 for the October 2019 show
and handed out the badges for the next show.
NO waiting for the badge to come in the mail.
It doesn't get easier than that!

Stop by the Pre-registration table located just inside the entrance to the Silver Hall,
register for the April 2020 show and take your badge home with you.



York Train Meet Welcomes GuestsWe welcomed over 150 guests who registered to attend the April 2019 meet. We want to remind you to bring as many guests as you want, as there is no limit to the number of “first time” guests you may bring. You’ll find the guest form on our website (Guest Form). Remember, a guest may attend one time and then they are expected to join the TCA to continue attending the York Train Meet and enjoy visiting not just the Dealer halls, but the Member halls, as well. Many guests continue to express their interest in TCA and have now become members. April York proved to be a another successful recruiting effort for the TCA.

Online Registration

Online registration is always an option and don’t forget you can call the Eastern Division Call Center at 1-814-928-0196 to pay by credit card.

We offered members the opportunity to pre-register for the upcoming meet and take their badges home with them. If you didn't take Pre-register for the York Train Meetadvantage of this convenience, please try it at the next show. A sign up table will be located across from the Registration Desk. Put that on your list of places to stop while wandering through the Silver Hall. The advantages for pre-registering:

  • Convenience - do it at the meet and forget about it until you receive your badge in the mail.
  • Cost - we pay the postage.
  • Time saver - you save time as you no longer need to wait for the meet notice to arrive, then complete the form, put a self-addressed stamped envelope in with your registration form and make a trip to the post office.
  • Accuracy of information - ensuring the information we have on file is correct and eliminating errors due to illegible penmanship.

Everyone should consider using this method to register for the next meet. If you pre-registered, you will still receive a meet notice for informational purposes only. No need to submit a registration form and if you're not sure if you pre-registered - Contact Us.

Be safe. We look forward to seeing you all again in at the next York Train Show.


but you would like to attend our meet and see for yourself what it's like to go to "Toy Train Heaven". With 2 dealers halls and 4 non-dealer halls loaded with trains, plus modular exhibits of operating toy train layouts, dealer seminars, buying, selling and much more... you don't want to miss it. We have over 190,000 square feet of trains, trains and more trains. For more information click here to attend as a guest. Perhaps you've attended our show and now you want to join the Train Collectors Association and become a member of the York Train Show family. Click here for more information.


Share this article published in the York Daily Record with friends and don't forget to invite them to the show.

York Train Show October 2018


York Expo Center, York, PAYork County Convention Visitors Bureau

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the York County Convention & Visitors Bureau, York, PA


Beware of Scams! If you're not sure the email is from the Eastern Division Registration Staff, do not open or click on any link in the email. BEWARE!!!

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