April 2014 York Meet
It doesn't seem possible but the April 2014 York Meet will be here before we know it. The meet notice has been sent to the printer and was mailed in January. If you don't receive your notice by mid-February, please Contact Us. Online registration is up and running and I encourage you to register early. Many of you took advantage of the opportunity to register at the October Meet for April. Thank you!
You might ask: what are the advantages of signing up at the meet?
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. We began mailing badges out the first part of February to those members attending the meet only. Just a reminder: if you're a table holder or dealer, your badge(s) will be mailed after March 24th, 2014. 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. The York Meet is open to TCA members, their families and guests. Please Contact Us if you would like to attend our meet and see for yourself what it's like to go to "train heaven". With 3 dealers halls and 4 member halls loaded with trains, plus 2 halls with operating layouts, dealer seminars, buying, selling and much more... you don't want to miss it. We have over 190,00 square feet of trains, trains and more trains.
For more information click on the links above:
Eastern Divison is the sole sponsor of the York Train Meet. It is the largest division within the Train Collectors Association with over 6,600 members. The York Train Meet has a long history dating back to 1964 when it began holding its first train meet in the Blue Hall, also known as Memorial Hall. When you hear the old timers tell how they used to secure their tables, you can't help but smile. It was a free for all and whoever managed to get to the table first laid claim to it for the entire meet. Read more...
Upstate New York Chapter - founded in 2012, they are the newest chapter in the Eastern Division. With a membership fast approaching 400, they are the fastest growing chapter in TCA. If you live in this area check out what they have to offer - train meets several times a year and bus trips to the York Train Meet. Click on their logo for information on their upcoming bus trip.
The WB&A Chapter, also known as the Washington, Baltimore & Annapolis Chapter. WB&A is the oldest chapter of the Eastern Division and a very active chapter sponsoring 2 meets a year and numerous trips dedicated to fostering the love of the toy train hobby.
The Train Collectors Association with over 28,000 members world wide, is dedicated to the hobby of collecting and operating toy trains, the fun of members buying, selling and discussing them, the study of their characteristics and the history of their production. As a member of TCA you have access to the amazing library of historical resources at the National Toy Train Museum Library, Strasburg, PA as well as the wealth of knowledge held within the membership. The camaraderie and fellowship you'll find in the organization is a testiment to the 60 years since it was founded in Yardley, PA in 1954. The National Toy Train Museum sponsors an Open House April 23rd, 2014. While there if you join the TCA you are entitled to register to attend the York Train Meet which is the largest members only meet in the United States. (The registration fee to attend the York Meet will gain you entrance to the meet for all three days). Visit their website and review the benefits of joining the TCA.