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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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York Train Meet


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The York Train Meet is a great place to get ideas for your layout and see what others are doing!

Past Layouts at York

North Penn 'S' Gauge ClubNorth Penn Modular "S" Gauge Operating Layout

The North Penn 'S' Club from Landsdale, Penna. displayed two 'S' Gauge operating layouts stretching 30'x26' featuring (3/16″=1′) trains, scale, high rail, and narrow gauge.

Lebanon Valley Railroad Club

HO Modular Layout

The Lebanon Valley Railroad Club of Lebanon, Penna. set up their amazing 30x30 foot operating layout displaying 'N', 'HO', 'O' & Standard Gauge trains.

National Capital TrackersNational Capital Trackers Train Layout

The National Capital Trackers brought their modular layout to York. This 28'x117' 'O' gauge layout completely filled the Black Hall!

Lower Susquehanna Valley

The Lower Susquehanna Valley Modular Railroaders of Lancaster, Penna. shared their incredibly detailed layout measuring 30x45 feet. Their animated modules brought smiles to everyones face. Click here to visit their homepage.

East Penn TractionTrolley ClubEast Penn Traction Tolley Club

The York Meet welcomed the East Penn Traction Trolley automated 20' layout. The East Penn Traction Club, Inc. (a nonprofit Pennsylvania corporation) is a group based in the Philadelphia Delaware Valley, USA, with over 300 members from the local area and around the country. Members share a common interest in the history and modeling of electric powered rail transit vehicles, known more affectionately as trolley cars. Click here to visit their website.

Bring a Layout to York

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Eastern Division's Meet Chairman Mike Petronella is always on the look out for ambitious clubs willing to bring their portable layout to the York Meet to the delight of all our members with their imagination, talent and of course the running of trains. If you know of a train club interested in participating at one of our upcoming meets, please contact Mike for the details at Meet Chairman or by phone at 732-547-8818.

Train Layouts at York

Standard Gauge Module AssociationSGMA Layout

The SGMA are assembling a 25' x 41' Standard Gauge modular layout in the Black Hall. This is a fun group to be around with big, loud, beautiful trains. Click here to visit their website.

Wash. & Old Dominion S GaugeHouston Tinplate Operators Society

The Washington & Old Dominion Division of the Atlantic Coast S Gauger's are bringing their beautiful 26' x 35' S Gauge operating layout from Warrington, Virginia. They will be setup in the White Hall. Click here to visit the ACSG website.

Eagle Line RailroadEagle Line Railroad

The Eagle Line Railroad of Ridgely, MD is displaying their superb 10' x 30' O Gauge Layout in the Purple Hall. Click here to visit their website.

Kids Creek Railroad, METCA & LCCAKids Creek Railroad

With support from METCA & LCCA, the Kids Creek Railroad will have their kid-friendly and interactive modular 6' x 15' O Gauge layout operating in the Orange Hall Concession Area. Click here to visit their Facebook page.

Kids Run Trains ClubKids Run Trains Club

The Orange Hall welcomes the Kids Run Trains Club from Chesapeake, Virginia. Their 22 x 50 operating 'O' gauge layout is run totally by the "kids". For more information about the Kids Run Trains Club visit their Facebbok page by clicking here.

Thinking outside the train box!

What are you doing to recruit new members to the Train Collectors Association? Did you know that inviting a guest to attend the York Meet is the fastest way to increase the association membership ? Consider inviting a guest to the York Meet because we think they'll like what they see and want to join TCA to continue attending the meet. Invite more than one guest because there is no limit on the number of guests you may bring. Click here for the guest form.

Online Registration


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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

Layout ideasSend 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 $3.00. It holds your badge, pens, ID, checkbook, credit cards and yes, even your cash.

Kids Korner

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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. .

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