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Welcome to the Train Collectors Association (TCA)!

National Toy Train Museum and Library Open Some Days.
For limited schedule information and safety requirements,
go here. 

Ordering now available:
2021 Convention Cars -- Cutoff September 30

Also Available:  Southern Railroad Car

TCA is one of the largest and most respected collecting societies in the world. We focus on toy trains -- the hobby of collecting, operating, studying and discussing them. Friendships and fun for all ages!

On this gateway site we offer general information, and point you to what you're interested in. We have a HUGE amount of information available on toy trains, even more for members!


Visit Our Sites Targeted To Meet Your Interest:

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.

Gain an overview of toy trains, Kids & Teens Cubs. Located in Strasburg, PA. Also see museum's mobile site. Visit our online Library catalog.

Resource central for members, with division and chapter listings, conventions, meets, research resources, Train Collectors Quarterly Archives, TCA news, TCA grading standards, and more.

Also videos of toy train manufacturers products, plus special features only for members.

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.

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

Non members have limited access. Transactions are subject to TCA's standards.

The TTML allows participants who have joined this moderated group to discuss matters of common interest regarding toy trains. Open to the public.

TCA National Convention

This site is activated annually to allow for detailed information and registration for the TCA National Convention.

For more information about these sites, see these descriptions.

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

Why Join TCA

See Video of Veteran Member
Describing the Benefits of Membership
and TCA's Wonderful Camaraderie
Join TCA to access many special publications and resources.

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."

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