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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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President's Message

I look forward to meeting you!

And, on that note, I’m pleased to announce that Diana Hood is now the York Meet Registrar. Diana has worked many Meets with long-time Registrar Debbie Geiser and is well-qualified to assume this important role. And, more good news is that Debbie will remain on the Registration Team as Assistant Registrar. Stop by the Registration Desk in the Silver Hall to welcome Diana and to say “Hi” to Debbie and the rest of the team.

Many of you know that the Board of Directors discontinued the “Senior” registration fee for the York Meets. This was done purely for financial reasons. More than 75% of members now qualify for the “Senior” registration fee; when the benefit was introduced less than 25% of members qualified. In order to continue making the York Meet the premier TCA event, and, due to rising costs, this action was necessary. The York Meet is still a great bargain!

Public attendance at York Meets continues to grow with each Meet. Members of the Board of Directors are working to develop ways to increase public interest. Many attendees have joined TCA and that’s a Win-Win for both TCA and Eastern Division!

I’ve been a TCA member for more than 50 years, and I’ve proudly chaired and served on many TCA committees. I’m honored to now serve as Eastern Division President. I welcome your questions and concerns. Please contact me at postwar@comcast.net. I will respond promptly!

See you in April!
Dan Danielson
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President
Eastern Division-TCA

Dealer Hall Charts -April 2019

Purple Hall ~ Purple Hall Dealer Names
Orange Hall ~ Orange Hall Tables
Orange Hall Dealer Names

Future York Meet Dates

October -17, 18, 19, 2019
April 23, 24, 25, 2020
October 22, 23, 24, 2020
April 22, 23, 24, 2021
October 21, 22, 23, 2021
April 28, 29, 30, 2022
October 20, 21, 22, 2022
April 20, 21, 22, 2023
October 19, 20, 21, 2023

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 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.

Lionel Automatic Coupler

Greenberg Train Study

Bruce Greenberg's Lionel Train Study
October 2019 Seminar
The Lionel Automatic Coupler

The Great Innovation of 1938
Friday, October 18, 2019, 4:00PM
Orange Hall, Meeting Room

Bruce Greenberg will discuss Lionel's automatic coupler which he describes as a remarkable invention. For the first time, operators could remotely uncouple the locomotive and tender from the train, as well as, the cars from each other. He will review the rapid development of this technology, starting with the manual box coupler in 1935, followed by the first automatic coupler in 1938. The 1938 coupler was revised in 1940 and 1941.

Bruce will photograph complete Lionel boxed sets from the 1930s. The photo room is in the ticket office in the Orange Hall directly across from the main concession booth and behind the milk shake vendor. His hours are Thursday, October 17, 2019, 3:30 - 5:00 PM and Saturday, October 19, 2019, 11:00 - 12:00 PM and by appointment. His table location is in the Orange Hall, Row O, Tables 1 - 3. Stop by his table and make an appointment.

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 $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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