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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

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

out to everyone with lots of time to spare. Let’s do our part to help them by sending in our registration as soon as possible to make Diana, Debbie, Connie and Karen’s jobs as easy as possible. My registration went in the mail weeks ago! These ladies do a wonderful job for us so let’s try to help them by mailing our registration in as soon as possible. Registration is due by March 2, 2020.

As you may have heard, your Board of Directors voted to return to a two-day meet— Friday and Saturday—beginning with our April 2020 Meet. This decision was made after a survey of member and dealer table holders. The fact the there are fewer halls and fewer attendees also played into this decision. We hope this change will increase Saturday participation. More details will be available during the October Meet.

Our April meet this year will be a 2-day meet as was announced at our business meeting last October. In fact, both meets—April and October—will be only 2 days this year. Your Board of Directors is in the process of reviewing the way we will plan our future York meets. We have several options we are looking at. You may see as many as two or three more changes as we attempt to fine tune the York meet to fit the needs of our members. Please bear with us as we move forward. I believe the end result will be a big win for everyone.

The Worlds Greatest Hobby on Tour was just at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, VA this past weekend. Your Eastern Division and TCA National had a 10’ x 20’ booth with a 4’ x 8’ layout with plenty of buttons for the kids to push. John Zobel, Past President, designed a great new 3’ x 5’ banner promoting the York Train Meet. He also sent us 1500 flyers promoting the April 2020 show to the public. We gave away about 900 flyers to interested folks. Some dealers took flyers to hand out at other meets they attend. Many thanks to Tammy Hersh, our National Business Office Manager, for bringing lots of goodies for both the young and older train folks.

Lastly, think about volunteering to help with the York meets. It takes a lot of help from a lot of people to make this meet the success it is. Even if you only have a few hours or a few days we need you. If you would like to volunteer, contact my wife, Hope Danielson, York Volunteer Coordinator, and let her know you would like to help out.

Be safe, and I will see you in April.

Dan Danielson, 65-1226
President, Eastern Division-TCA
703 743-2152

Dealer Hall Charts - October 2019

Purple Hall ~ Purple Hall Dealer Names
Orange Hall ~ Orange Hall Tables
Orange Hall Dealer Names

Future York Meet Dates

April 24 - 25, 2020
October 23 - 24, 2020
April 23 - 24, 2021
October 22 - 23, 2021
April 29 - 30, 2022
October 21 - 22, 2022
April 21 - 22, 2023
October 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.

 

Toy Train Paper & Memorabilia

New Information! The Toy Train Paper & Memorabilia will be meeting Thursday 5-7 PM, at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel, 1650 Toronita St., York, PA - behind the Round the Clock Diner. If it's about toy trains but NOT a train, that's us! Bring a favorite piece to share. Contact Todd Wagner, papertrw@aol.com. Visit their website at https://jlmtrains.com/ttpm/

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

Lionel Streamliners 1934-1936


Bruce Greenberg's Lionel Train Study
April 2020 Seminar
Lionel's Streamliners 1934-1936

New Designs & New Technology
Friday, April 24, 2020, 4:00PM
Orange Hall, Meeting Room

Bruce Greenberg will discuss Lionel's new designs and new techology.

Bruce will photograph complete Lionel boxed sets from the 1930s. 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 Friday, April 24, 2020, 3:30 - 5:00 PM and Saturday, April 25, 2020, 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

https://www.yorkregistration.org

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.

Need Help?

Visit our Contact page for assistance.

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.

Badgeholder

Badgeholder

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 $3.00. 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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