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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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York Meet April 2018 Wrap Up

Well, that's a wrap for the April 2018 York Meet. It would not be the huge success that it was without all the hard work of the many volunteers and staff who donate countless hours of their time for the Greatest Train Meet around. A big "Thank you" to everyone’s dedication, which was instrumental in making Spring April 2018 York a fun show for all who attended. There were over 10,000 people in attendance, which included members, families, guests and the public. There was plenty of trains and Stillmeadow Crossing Christmas DisplayEagle Line Railroadcamaraderie to go around. Children of all ages enjoyed the amazing operating layouts that were on display, thanks to Stillmeadow Crossing Modular Train Group from York, PA, Eagle Line Railroad from Ridgely, MD, North Penn Modular "S" Gauge Train Club from Landsdale, PA, Mohegan-Pequot Model Railroad Club from Preston, CT and Washington & Old Dominion "S" Gauge Club from Washington & Old Dominion S Gauge Club from Washington DC areaWashington DC area for sharing their handy work.

And for the third time, the Dealer Halls were opened to the public both Friday and Saturday, with extended hours on Saturday, which brought in an additional 400 plus attendees and their families. A lot of effort was put in to reach this great milestone in York Meet history.

 

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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).

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A BIG Thank you to our members that dropped treats off
at the Registration Desk , toys for Kids Korner and donated Door Prizes.

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

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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.

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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!

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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!!!

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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.

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 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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