Welcome to the Midwest Division TCA Website
The Train Collectors Association (TCA) was founded in Yardley, Pennsylvania in 1954. The first meeting was held in the barn of noted rail historian Ed Alexander. 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.

In 1957, the Train Collectors Association was incorporated as a non-profit corporation under the statutes of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. An authorized 501 (c)(3) entity, TCA may accept tax deductible contributions.
In 1957, the Train Collectors Association was incorporated as a non-profit corporation under the statutes of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. An authorized 501 (c)(3) entity, TCA may accept tax deductible contributions.
The National Headquarters and Museum Building in Strasburg, Pennsylvania, seen above, right, was built in 1977, housing the national business office and The National Toy Train Museum. The Museum has one of the finest collections of toy trains on display along with major operating layouts in Standard, 0, G, S and HO gauge. Members are admitted into the Museum free of charge and are encouraged to lend their special trains to the Museum for display.
The Midwest Division is one of 22 TCA divisions and was founded in 1960.  Since our inception the idwest Division has strived to preserve the heratage on toy train collecting and operating.  The Midwest Division welcome all Collectors, Operators  excitiment of and visitors.  Our goal is to promote the groath and excitement of operating and collecting American classic toy trains.  Meetings are typically held once a month at Indian Trails Middle School located in Addison Illinois.  See division calendar for dates and times.  In March and September the division holds their Big Meets.  The Big Meets are special events that draw many toy train enthusuast from throughout the midwest who are looking to expand their collections or just to enjoy the commodradary and fellowship of other collectors and operators.

In 1973 the Central Indiana Chapter was formed as a Chapter of the Midwest Division.  Located in Indianopolis Indiana, the Central Indiana Chapter shares the same common goals of the Midwest Division to preserve the heritage of toy train collecting and operating.  To learn more about the Central Indiana Chapter or to become a member, or to visit their website click on the link below.









So come and join us for a meet and see for yourself the vast amount of information and knowledge you can access as a Midwest Division Member.

On behalf of the Midwest Division we invite you to browse our website and see what makes our division great.

The Midwest Division Board of Directors

The Midwest Division BOD would like to extend a special thanks to Anita Wederich for all of the years of hard work updating and maintaining the orgional MWD website.  Thanks Anita!
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Site Last Updated 7/17/14
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