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.

 

We are deeply sadden to report the passing of former Divison President, Bob Hazlett.  Bob was a member of the Fort Pitt Division for 49 years.  He will be missed by all who knew him. 

1. The new issue of the Lockon, the official publication of the Fort Pitt Division is now available online.  Click on the newsletter link on the homepage.
2. 2019 is an election year for the Fort Pitt Division.  This year, we will choose a president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, two board members and two members to the Redman-Fraley fund.  Ballots will be mailed on April 1 to all members whose Fort Pitt Division dues are paid by March 31.  Please make sure your 2019 dues are paid by March 31.
3. The Fort Pitt Division will hold its next train meet on Sunday, March 10 at the Syria Shrine Conference Center in Cheswick.  The meet is open to TCA members beginning at 9:00 a.m., and to the public from 10:00 until 3:00.  We hope to see you there.
  
4. The Pittsburgh Home and Garden Show will run from Friday, March 1 through Sunday, March 10 at the David L Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh.  The show hours are Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  The Fort Pitt Hi-Railers and the Kids Club will have large displays on the second floor.  Stop by to say hello or if you have a couple hours to volunteer, we are always looking for helpers.
 
5. Locomotion Days 2019 was held on January 12 & 13 at the Carnegie Science Center. Members of the Ft. Pitt Division were at the center of the festivities.
     
6. The Fort Pitt Division held a meet on Sunday, January 27 at the Syria Shrine Conference Center in Cheswick.  As the buying and selling continued, members found time to share stories.  For more information and photos, click on the Division News link.
 
 
 
7. The Fort Pitt Division Summer Outing will be on Saturday, September 21.  We will ride the Everett Railroad's Steam into the Cove excursion train. Stay posted for more information.
For more information on these and other topics, please see the new edition of the Lockon, the Fort Pitt Division newsletter.   There are also more photos and details by clicking on the Division News link.