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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

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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for the April 2019 Show. Please click Here and read carefully!!

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It is with great saddness we announce the passing of two of Eastern Divison's Members - Nicholas Tentzeras & Brian Reilly



Of Germantown, MD died peacefully on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Beloved husband of Nancy Ann Tentzeras for 23 blessed years; father of Christopher (Gina), Matthew, John, and Tammy. Also survived by his grandchildren Demetri, Karie, and Brandon; three great-grandchildren and many relatives and friends.

Our condolences to his wife Nancy. Nancy served as the Eastern Divison Registrar and Nicholas was a member of the Registration Staff.

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.




Wrapping up the October 2018 York Train Show

From the Registrar's Desk

The October York Meet is another successful show that has come and gone. The York, PA area provided us with sunny weather and as usual a shower or two, as it announced that fall is in the air.

The halls were full of trains, accessories and operating layouts. A big thank you to a number of club members that brought their modular operating layouts to the show.

The Washington & Old Dominion S Gauge Modular Club, the Advent Garden Railroad Club, the Eagle Line Railroad and the Mehegan-Pequot Modular Railroad Club.


This show Diana Hood, Member Hall Co-ordinator introduced a new service to tableholders. Those members that have been in the same location for several meets were handed their badge for the April 2019 show when registering. That was a huge success. The line was wrapped around the registration desk and we had 3 computers similtaneously processing the registrations. Consider pre-registering at the April 2019 show and take your October 2019 badge home with you.

The April 2019 Meet Notice is close to being completed and sent to the printer. The final touches should be completed this week. My goal is to have the meet notice in the mail by mid December. I will post the mail date on the webpage and Bob Buehler, Social Media Chairman will be posting the announcement on our Facebook page, the OGR Forum and the TTML Board.

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!!

Now for some show statistics:

Total Number of People Attending the Show



  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.


Here's some cool things that happened at the October York Show.

Operating Modular Layouts

Eagle Line Railroad Operating Modular Layout. Tally Ober and his son Kyle have done a fabulous job of making this layout user friendly, especially for children of all ages.

Washington & Old Dominion S Gauge Club

Lower Susquehanna Valley Modular Club

Advent Garden Railroad Club

Mohegan-Pequot Model Railroad Club from Preston, CT

Mike Petronella is rounding up more layouts for the April 2019 show. If you know a Modular Train Club that's interesting in attending the York Show, have them contact Mike at meetchair@easterntca.com

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

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 (UTZ Building). Cost for members of the public to attend is $14 per family for single day admission (Friday or Saturday). Want to attend both Friday and Saturday, then the public admission fee will be $20.00 per family. 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).


A BIG Thank you to our members that dropped treats off
at the Registration Desk , toys for Kids Korner and donated Door Prizes.

Ed Prendeville
Howard Holden
Paul Misuriello
Joe Algozzini
John Draude
Rupert Campbell
Jeb Kriigel
Ed Prendeville
David Pearson
Bob LaVezzi
Tim Black
Tom Weissmann
Tom Nuzzo
Kurt Haffner
Tim & Judy Ulrich


The Registration Team pre-registered over 500 for the April 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 October 2019 show and take your badge home with you.


John Zobel, Eastern Division President presented Sam & Debbie Geiser with a plaque and thanked them for their dedication and service to the York Meet for the past 12 years.

Mike Petronella Meet Chairman Award

Great Job, Sam & Debbie


York Train Meet Welcomes GuestsWe welcomed over 248 guests who registered to attend the October 2018 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. Ocrtober York proved to be a successful recruiting effort for the TCA as over 60 new members joined.

TheApril 2019 Meet Notices are being finalized and one will be in your mailbox by mid-December. If you don’t receive yours by January 15th, please Contact Us. 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 in October. 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.

Have a blessed holiday season. We look forward to seeing you all again in April.


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. SpacerSpacer

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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