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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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York Train Meet
  • October 2021 Online Registration Opens July 15, 2021
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President's Message

To maintain your good health and safety, these changes include:

  • There may be fewer entrance/exit points to some Halls
  • Masks recommended in the Halls
  • Social Distancing Guidelines will be in effect
  • The Yellow Hall will become a Member & Dealer Hall
  • Due to Social Distancing Guidelines, your table(s) may not be where it was previously located

As National, State and local requirements continue to change, check the Eastern Division website, www.easternTCA.com for the latest updates to Meet guidelines.  Even if the Governor lifts all COVID-19 restrictions, we will use the revised Hall plans for this Meet.

Several exciting Early Bird events will take place on the Fairgrounds beginning Monday, October 18. Plan to come to York early for:

Monday Night at the Movies

Enjoy a special showing of Under Siege 2 (Rated R), starring Steven Segal. The movie begins at 7:00 pm in the Blue Hall. Popcorn and snacks will be complementary. Limited seating. Order your FREE ticket(s) on your Meet Registration Card. This event issponsored by Toy Trains & Collectibles of Manassas, VA.

National Toy Train Museum & National Toy Train Library Deaccession Sale

Beginning Tuesday, October 19 the Museum and Library will be offering van-loads of great train items deaccessioned from TCA’s inventory. The sale starts at 12:00 noon in the Yellow Hall. The sale will continue Wednesday through Saturday during Set up and Meet hours.

Welcome Back to the York Meet

Tuesday night from 5:30 pm until 7:00 pm enjoy meeting your TCA friends from around the country at a Welcome Party complete with beer and wine! Your first glass of beer or wine is FREE, as well as soda and water.   A Cash Bar will also be available. Finger foods will be complementary. “Welcome Back to the York Meet” location is yet to be determined. Order your Welcome Party ticket(s) on your Meet Registration Card , only $5.00 per ticket. Also, there will be a drawing for a Lionel VisionLine Big Boy. Two (2) tickets per member, please. This event is sponsored by Heartland Hobby Wholesale and MRC Products.

As you plan your trip to York, please consider the following:

  • Reconfirm your hotel/motel reservation. Many lodging facilities canceled the reservations you made for April 2020
  • Your hotel/motel may not be serving breakfast, but rather offering a ‘Grab and Go’ bag
  • Many restaurants are on restricted capacity. Plan your meals – make reservations
  • Car rentals are unavailable in many locations – reserve early.

I hope you are as excited as we are to be going back to the York Meet. Follow the points in this letter…it will help your York Meet Team and make your visit to the Meet one to remember.
Be safe, and I will see you in October 2021.

Dan Danielson, 65-1226
President, Eastern Division-TCA
703 743-2152

Dealer Hall Charts - October 2019

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

Future York Meet Dates

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
April 18, 19, 20, 2024
October 17, 18, 19, 2024

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.


Toy Train Paper & Memorabilia

New Information! The Toy Train Paper & Memorabilia will be meeting Thursday, 7 PM, at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel, 1650 Toronita St., York, PA - behind the Round the Clock Diner. If it's about toy trains but NOT a train, that's us! Bring a favorite piece to share. Contact Todd Wagner, papertrw@aol.com. Visit their website at https://jlmtrains.com/ttpm/

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 (York Expo) and the Purple Hall (Heritage). The Pennsylvania Room hosts modular layouts, as well as the Orange and Purple Halls.

Lionel Streamliners 1934-1936

Bruce Greenberg's Lionel Train Study
October 2021 Seminar
Lionel's Streamliners 1934-1936

New Designs & New Technology
Friday, October 23, 2021 4:00PM
Orange Hall, Meeting Room

Bruce Greenberg will discuss Lionel's new designs and new techology.

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 Friday, October 22, 2021, 3:30 - 5:00 PM and Saturday, October 23, 2021, 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.

Standards Committee

Clem has provided the minutes of the April 2021 Standards Committee meeting. Click here to view.

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 $3.00. 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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