WELCOME to the Upstate New York Chapter of the Train Collectors Association – Eastern Division, web site!!! 

Hope everyone if doing well during this time of Covid-19!

Since there has been NO communications from our current President the last 5 months, the board of directors are looking to proceed with elections of NEW officers. Our By-laws allow for electronic voting since in person gatherings are still at a standstill due to State regulations and that our current meeting place is not allowing gatherings of any type.

We are hoping to soon have information on the voting process that the chapter will use. We will keep you informed as soon as we have anything news available for the membership.
We are looking to the future to keep the chapter striving!


Board of Directors
Larry Williams, Bob Pokorski, Ed Lautenschlager, Dave Trzyna

We hope to provide informative information on what our chapter is doing for the train hobby. Currently, we sponsor chapter run Train Shows, TCA Kids Club and other activities for our chapter members and the general public to enjoy. Our web site has many features for everyone to enjoy from the Photo/Video Galleries, Library Section, Train Show Schedule and much, much more.

The chapter emails monthly newsletters on upcoming events and are posted in the Library. So, if you like what you see, TCA members can always join the chapter at anytime.

Upstate NY Chapter Mission:

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, to provide a venue to participate in local train meets, attend Division meetings, and participate in social events. We do this to promote the growth and enjoyment of collecting and operating toy model scale trains and encourage the community at large to join.