Welcome to The Train Collectors Association Fort Pitt Division

Welcome to our website. Since you are here, it can be surmised that we have something in common…an interest in trains. Our particular Division, the Fort Pitt Division, Inc. was established in 1977, and is a non-profit organization that is part of the national Train Collector’s Association (TCA). The TCA is headquartered and operates the Toy Train Museum and Library in Strasburg, Pennsylvania. The TCA is one of the largest and most prestigious collecting societies in the world and its mission is 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 the hobby.

 

         

Sad News

Bob MacDowell has informed us that Steven G. Joseck passed away on October 25 in Allegheny General Hospital.  Steven was a member of the Fort Pitt Division since 1980 and can be seen in a photo from the 2010 Summer Outing in Bridgeport, West Virginia.  He was buried on October 30 at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Cecil Township, PA.  May he rest in peace.  

 

Next Fort Pitt Division Meet

The next meet of the TCA Fort Pitt Division will be on Sunday, November 24 at the Syria Shrine Conference Center in Cheswick.  The meet will be held from 10 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  Members only will be admitted at 9:00.

 

Christmas Party

The Fort Pitt Division annual Christmas Party will be on Saturday, December 14 at St. Gerard Majella in Verona, from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. Bring the children and grandchildren to see Santa Claus.  Enjoy an afternoon of Christmas spirit with your TCA friends.

 

November Lockon

The November issue of the Lockon, the official newsletter of the Fort Pitt Division is now available.  You can find it by clicking on the newsletter link on the left side of the Fort Pitt Division home page.

 

Summer Outing

We had a glorious day for our 2019 Summer Outing aboard the Everett Railroad Steam into the Cove. Sixty-three riders enjoyed a three hour train ride aboard the beautifully restored #1194 coach.
For more information, please click on the newsletter link to the left.

 

Lockon

The September issue of the Lockon, the official newsletter of the Fort Pitt Division is now available.  Please click on the Newsletter link on the left side of the home page to view it.  You will notice, the Lockon is no longer password protected.  There will also be a limited number of printed versions availabe at our meets.

 

Fort Pitt Division Elections

Thank you to everyone who voted in our recent Fort Pitt Division election.  The results are as follows:

Dan Glover, President, George Starz, Vice President, Bob Coon, Treasurer, Joe Kraynik, Secretary, Tom Garrity and David Matthews, Directors.  Elected to the Redman Fraley Endowment Committee were Jim Burke and Rick Baugh.