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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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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!!!

Due to uncontrolled issues with the Postal Service many have not received their badges. The Post Master tells us, its due to the flooding in Penna., as well as other areas of the Eastern sections of the US. If you have not received your badge, please contact me.
Sincerely, Debbie Geiser, Eastern Division Registrar

New Discount Policy goes into effect when registering for the April 2019 Show. Please click Here and read carefully!!

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Looking forward to the October 2018 York Train Show

The York Meet is just around the corner and the Registration Team is working feverishly to wrap up pre-registration because it won't be long and we'll be heading to York, PA for the Greatest Train Show on Earth.

The are a couple of items I'd like to bring to your attention.

Register at the October show for the April 2019 show and take your badge home with you. Yes, that's correct - we will hand you your badge to take home. Don't worry though, you'll still receive your meet notice.


If you haven't received yours there's probably a very good reason. Let me explain why you may not have received your badge.

  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.
  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 in the TCA Headquarters Newsletter. If you don't receive your meet notice, please register online or use the form located in the Headquarters Newsletter.



Are you a new comer to the York Train Show? If so, then you need to pour yourself a cup of coffee and sit down with Clem's Primer. It is a composite of many years of information, as well as up to date news. Carol McGinnis is continuing the tradition and maintaining the primer with the latest happenings at the York Train Show. Thank you, Carol. Here's the link - Clem's Primer.

Here's some cool things to see at this York Show.

In the Purple Hall - 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.

In the White Hall - Washington & Old Dominion S Gauge Club - this fantastic layout blankets the back of the White Hall. You don't want to miss it, either.

Mike Petronella is rounding up more layouts for the show.

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.

Candidates for the Eastern Division Board of Directors 2019-2020

President - Dan Danielson 65-1226
Vice President - Peter Primiani 94-40124
Secretary - Dave Goodhart 73-5873
Treasurer - Frank Nichols 11-66331
Director - Bob Buehler 12-67826
Director - Rich Mohrmann 15-70945
Thomas R. Mayka 07-61442

For more information please contact Frank Nichols by clicking here.


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.

Henry Tedero
Howard Holden
Paul Misuriello
Joe Algozzini
John Draude
Elizabeth Lane
Allen Longton
Ed Prendeville
Charles Evans
Bob LaVezzi
Tim Black
Diane Dobrzycki


The Registration Team pre-registered over 500 for the October 2018 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!

!!Mike Sudlow

Mike Sudlow showing off his October 2018 Badge to Past President Sam Geiser

Stop by the Pre-registration table located just inside the entrance to the Silver Hall,
register for the April 2019 show and take your badge home with you.


John Zobel, Eastern Division President presented Mike Petronella with a plaque and thanked him for his dedication and service as Meet Chairman for the past 10 years.

Mike Petronella Meet Chairman Award

Great Job, Mike!


Dave & Caroline Snyder accepted an award for Glenn & Sandy Snyder presented by John Zobel for their many years of service to the York Train Show.
Glenn & Sandy managed the Set-Up Crew for many years.

Glenn & Sandy Snyder Service Award

Thank you Glenn & Sandy. You are missed!!!


York Train Meet Welcomes GuestsWe welcomed over 358 guests who registered to attend the April 2018 meet. 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). 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. April York proved to be a successful recruiting effort for the TCA as over 50 new members joined.

The October 2018 Meet Notices are being finalized and one will be in your mailbox by mid-June. If you don’t receive yours by mid-August, 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 great summer. We look forward to seeing you all again in October.


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

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