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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

Join us in celebrating 45 years at York and ride the rails that Abraham Lincoln rode to give his Gettysburg Address.

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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Operating Layouts at York

Meet Chairman Mike Petronella has invited 5 operating layout clubs to share their handy work.

The White Hall will feature 2 amazing layouts presented by -


Kids Run Trains

 

Kids Run Trains from Chesapeake, Virginia. This is a 22 x 50 foot "O" gauge layout run totally by the "KIDS". Visit their Facebook page and get a glimpse of what our "engineer kids" are up to.

Washington & Old Dominion "S" Gaugers

 

Also featured is the Washington & Old Dominion "S" Gauge 26 x 45 foot layout from Warrington, Virginia.

 

 

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In the Black Hall -

the North Penn Modular "S" Gauge Train Club from Landsdale, PA. This 26 x 30 foot layout includes S gauge (3/16″=1′) trains, scale, high rail, and narrow gauge.

North Penn Modular "S" Gauge Train Club

 

 

 

 

Sharing the Black Hall is the Lower Susquehanna Valley Modular Railroaders from Lancaster, PA. Their 30 x 45 "O" Gauge layout is another impressive set up you won't want to miss. Check out their Facebook page for more pictures.

Lower Susquehanna Valley Modular Railroad

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In the Purple Hall -

the Lebanon Valley Railroad Club from Lebanon, PA will display their 30 x 30 foot layout. It features "N", "HO", "O" & Standard Gauge operating trains.

HO Layout

This is a first for the Great York Train Meet. A 5 Star Train Club Line-up for our Members to enjoy with their spouse and children. Please be sure to stop by and see all 5 layouts as these members have devoted their time & efforts to display these operating train layouts for your enjoyment!

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"York" the MOTHER of all Train Shows - by Lou Palumbo

Here's Lou's latest column Views from the Underground - Classic Toy Train Magazine latest issue.

Lou Palumbo Greatest Train Show

Copyright Kalmbach Publishing Co. Reprinted by permission.

York Meet April 2016 Wrap Up

A big "Thank you" to all the volunteers and staff that donate countless hours to put on a successful meet.

We had a number of guests register for the meet and we want to remind you to bring as many guests as you want as there is no limit in the number of "first time" guests you may bring. You'll find the guest form on our website. (Guest form) Register them early and get the advance discount pricing. Remember, guests may attend one time and then they are expected to join the TCA to continue attending the York Train Meet.

The October Meet Notice was mailed. If you didn't receive yours by now, please Contact Us. Online registration is remains open and don't forget you can call the Eastern Call Center at 1-814-928-0196.

We again offered members the opportunity to register at the October show for the April show. If you didn't take advantage 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.

You might ask: what are the advantages of signing up at the meet?

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. We'll begin mailing badges out the mid February to those members attending the meet only. Just a reminder: if you're a table holder or dealer, your badge(s) will be mailed by the end of September 2016. 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. The York Meet is open to TCA members, their families and guests.

??? NOT A MEMBER OF THE TRAIN COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION ???

but you would like to attend our meet and see for yourself what it's like to go to "Toy Train Heaven". With 3 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.

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For information on our Chapters and the Train Collectors Association click on the links above:

Eastern Divison is the sole sponsor of the York Train Meet. It is the largest division within the Train Collectors Association with over 6,600 members. The York Train Meet has a long history dating back to 1964 when it began holding its first train meet in the Blue Hall, also known as Memorial Hall. When you hear the old timers tell how they used to secure their tables, you can't help but smile. It was a free for all and whoever managed to get to the table first laid claim to it for the entire meet. Read more...

Upstate New York Chapter - founded in 2012, they are the newest chapter in the Eastern Division. With a membership fast approaching 400, they are the fastest growing chapter in TCA. If you live in this area check out what they have to offer - train meets several times a year and bus trips to the York Train Meet. Click on their logo for information on their upcoming bus trip.

The WB&A Chapter, also known as the Washington, Baltimore & Annapolis Chapter. WB&A is the oldest chapter of the Eastern Division and a very active chapter sponsoring 2 meets a year and numerous trips dedicated to fostering the love of the toy train hobby.

The Train Collectors Association with over 28,000 members world wide, is dedicated to the hobby of collecting and operating toy trains, the fun of members buying, selling and discussing them, the study of their characteristics and the history of their production. As a member of TCA you have access to the amazing library of historical resources at the National Toy Train Library, Strasburg, PA as well as the wealth of knowledge held within the membership. The camaraderie and fellowship you'll find in the organization is a testiment to the 60 years since it was founded in Yardley, PA in 1954. The National Toy Train Museum sponsors an Open House October 21st, 2015. While there if you join the TCA you are entitled to register to attend the York Train Meet which is the largest members only meet in the United States. (The registration fee to attend the York Meet will gain you entrance to the meet for all three days). Visit their website, review the benefits and then JOIN the TCA. (TCA Application)

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