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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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President's Message

of our favorite hobby. For a large segment of our TCA group the Christmas train layout was the beginning of our life long enjoyment of the toy train hobby. So remembering that great excitement of our youth please introduce the younger generation to that same anticipation and fun of running trains.
I would like to remind our members of the National TCA promotion now going on to sign up new members. As per the information posted on the National TCA website we are offering a chance to “Win Big” for those who sign up new members. The TCA will award a chance to win a Lionel Big Boy locomotive for signing up new members and the Division will have a chance to win the same prize for signing up the highest percentage of new members during the contest. Let’s get to work and encourage our friends and fellow train enthusiasts to join the TCA.
As I write this note our Eastern Division elections are taking place. Come January 1st, 2019 we will have some new Board members to tend to the business of the Eastern Division. As my term as President expires I wish the new officers all the best in their endeavor to promote this great hobby and to tend to the business of the Eastern Division.
Also I wish to offer my sincerest thanks and appreciation to my fellow Board members and the many volunteers who work very diligently to keep the semi- annual York shows running smoothly. Please support your new Board officers and do not hesitate to contact them with your thoughts and ideas.
Again please enjoy the holidays and keep those trains running!

See you at York in April
My sincerest regards,

John Zobel
President Eastern Division TCA

Dealer Hall Charts

Purple Hall ~ Purple Hall Names List
Orange Hall ~ Orange Hall Names List

Future York Meet Dates

October 18, 19, 20, 2019
April 23, 24, 25, 2020
October 22, 23, 24, 2020
April 22, 23, 24, 2021
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

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?

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

Division Elections


Eastern Division Elections for 2018 - 2019

Eastern Division elections occur every two years, and all members of the Eastern Division Board of Directors are up for election. Some of the board positions have term limits. We would love to have some new blood on the board, and I encourage anyone interested in becoming a member of the Eastern Division Board of Directors to contact Frank Nichols, Chairman of the Nominating Committee. Please give Frank a call or send him an e-mail if you would like to investigate the possibility of becoming a member of the Eastern Division Board of Director. 585-349-1022 or email - Frank Nichols

Lionel Whistle 1935

Greenberg Train Study

April 2019 Seminar
The Lionel Whistle 1935

The Great Innovation of 1935
Friday, April 12, 2019, 4:00PM
Orange Hall, Meeting Room

Bruce Greenberg will photograph boxed, complete Lionel O Gauge sets made from 1930 - 1942. 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 Thursday, April 11, 2019, 3:30 - 5:00 PM and Saturday, April 13, 2019, 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.

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 $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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