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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

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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President's Message

York Train Meet now Open to the Publicpublic attendance. We had a good turnout and our dealers report that the level of interest in our hobby from the public attendees was very good to see. Also the attendance from our TCA members was very encouraging as we York Train Meet all Sold Outsold out 98% of the member tables and completely sold out the dealer space in the Orange and Purple halls. If this show is any indication of the interest in our train hobby I would say that TCA is on the right track. We Train Collectors Associationsigned up many new members for TCA at the show and invited all to return in October to continue growing their interest in toy trains and the TCA.

Next up for TCA is the National Convention in June beingFort Pitt Division Convention 2017 held this year in Pittsburgh, PA. Our Fort Pitt Division has made fantastic plans so that anyone who attends will have multiple choices for fun and enjoyment. Stay tuned for information regarding the October York show as preliminary planning has already begun. Please encourage family and friends to attend the York show - they won’t be disappointed. Especially the young Children Watching Toy Trains at the York Train Meetchildren get a kick from seeing all the trains and operating layouts on display. There’s nothing like seeing a full room of operating “O” or “S” gauge trains traveling along the rails passing through well landscaped scenery. Hats off to the modular train clubs that display their handiwork at the York show. Now we have all summer to plan and get ready for a full fall season of train shows. Summer FunWishing everyone a safe and fun filled summer and we’ll see you all in October at York !

John Zobel, Eastern Division President


The Eastern Division is the largest Division in the TCA and the York show is our "Crown Jewel".Crown Jewel


Click here to see and hear what Classic Toy Trains had to say about the York Train Show. Classic Toy Train Logo

Future York Meet Dates

York Train Meet Future Meet Dates

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?

Great News! Still photography is now permitted in the Orange, Purple and Brown Halls and around the Modular Exhibition Layouts. A big thanks to Meet Chairman Mike Petronella and the Eastern Division Board of Directors. As a reminder, for privacy reasons photography is not permitted in the Silver, Blue, Red and White Halls or of copyrighted material. If you're not sure about the copyrighted material, please ask the vendor. . A big thank you to Nicholas D'Alessandro for sharing his photos. Check out more of Nick's pictures in our Photo Gallery. As you can see there are trains, trains and more trains.

Lionel Seminar

Lionel Prewar O Gauge Study

Lionel No. 256

Bruce Greenberg will be photographing Lionel Prewar O Gauge locomotives and sets in an Orange Hall room across from the refreshment stand.  He is interested in both unusual items as well as items in exceptional condition.  Photography hours: Thursday 4 - 5,  Friday 11 - 12 and Saturday 11 - 12.  For more info please call Bruce at 703-461-6991 or send him an email.  Bruce will be found at his tables in the Orange Hall (Row-O, 1-3).   He will be presenting a seminar on "New Discoveries in Lionel Prewar O Gauge ", Friday at 4 pm in the Orange Hall meeting room.

Check out Bruce's latest find!

4U Bild-A-Loco kit photograph

A Lionel 4U in its original box.

Read more about Bruce's upcoming study session...

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. Clem's Primer is updated each meet with new information.

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 7:30AM. You're invited to join us for a free cup of coffee and a Maple Donut.

Bring a guest to York, extend an invitiation to join TCA and
together 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 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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