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Welcome to the Train Collectors Association (TCA) family of web sites!

TCA is one of the largest and most respected collecting societies in the world. We focus on toy trains -- the hobby of collecting and operating them, the fun of members buying, selling and discussing them, the study of their characteristics, and the history of their production. Our web sites are a wonderful toy train resource.

Important Notice of Changes to TCA Members:
Earlier Deadline for Interchange Print Ads.
New Website Changes and Member Passwords. Cutover expected on or around March 5.
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National Toy Train Museum.

A wonderful place to see and operate all types of toy trains and to visit a world-class library of the toy train hobby and industry.

Special events, opportunities to volunteer, learn about toy trains. Located in Strasburg, PA. Also see museum's mobile site.

TCA Members.

All the information a member needs about their membership, resources, division and chapter listings, conventions, meets, events, research materials, Train Collectors Quarterly Archives, latest TCA developments and more.

Also offers videos of the latest toy train manufacturers products and special features open only to members.

TCA e-Train.

Hundreds of articles about toy trains written by TCA members. New issues quarterly; all old issues remain available and many are regularly updated.

Thorough documentation with extensive photos of many toy train subjects.

TCA x-change.

Enrolled members may post toy train items to buy, sell or trade with fellow members.

Non members may view listings but may not participate. Transactions are subject to TCA's standards.


Toy Trains Mailing List

The TTML is a discussion group where participants who have joined this moderated Yahoo group may discuss matters of common interest regarding the toy train hobby. Open to the public.

As you visit these sites, you can always return to this gateway site or visit our other sites by using the links at the bottom of every page, like the ones at the bottom of this page.

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What is TCA all about?
General information
Brief History of TCA
Why and how join TCA?
Benefits of Joining TCA
How to join
What are TCA's major publications?
National Headquarters News*
Train Collectors Quarterly Archive*
TCA e-Train online magazine
How can I find a local TCA group or event?
Find a Local TCA Division
Division Web Sites & Newsletters
Find Out About Local TCA Meets
TCA National Convention
The York Train Meet
Events at or sponsored by the Museum
How can I contact TCA?
See our Contact Information
How do I visit the National Toy Train Museum?
All About the Museum
Museum Hours and Admission
See the Toy Train Museum Mobile Site
Learn About Museum Events
Member Services?
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Buy or Sell Toy Trains
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Pay My Dues*
Is there special information for kids and teens?
Learn About TCA Kids Club
Join the Kids Club
I want to find information on toy trains.
Learn About Toy Trains
Visit or contact the TCA Library
Videos of New Toy Trains
Learn About TCA's Toy Train Standards
Read a Searchable Decade of Online Train Articles
Consult Train Collectors Quarterly Archive*
Appraise my train? Sorry, we can't but we can suggest sources.
Links to external sources of information.
Train Collectors Association Mission Statement:
"To develop an appreciation of and to preserve an important segment of history - Tinplate Toy Trains - through research, education, community outreach, fellowship, establishment of collecting standards, and to promote the growth and enjoyment of collecting and operating toy, model and scale trains."
Visit the members of the TCA Family of Web Sites:
 TCAmembers |  Toy Train Museum | TCA e-Train Magazine | TCA x-change | Toy Trains Mailing List
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