About Us and Our Web Sites
The Train Collectors Association (TCA) was founded in Yardley, Pennsylvania in 1954.
In the same year, collectors on the West Coast met and organized the Western Division. The result of these two meetings was the formation of the Train Collectors Association.
Its mission is 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.
About These Web Sites
For a description of the TCA Family of Web Sites, please go here.
These site are maintained as a public service and for the benefit of the members of the Train Collectors Association, and to encourage public visitation to the National Toy Train Museum and the appreciation of the train collecting hobby.
These sites represent a succession of efforts by many hands, including the TCA Internet Committee and other capable participants. Further information regarding our individual sites may be found on those sites.
This gateway site, the TCA Members site, the TCA e-Train site, and the National Toy Train Museum site were designed and developed by James Alexander Jr. of JimQuest Communications, under the direction of TCA Operations Manager John V. Luppino, who devised the broad strategy of the current site deployment. Hosting and special technical services provided by Ribbon Rail Productions.
Photographs and illustrations are from TCA sources, public sources, James Alexander Jr., Joseph Luppino, and by permission.