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Spring 2019

Volume 18, Issue 2.

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Spring 2019 Edition

Carol McGinnis.

Getting Better and Better — It's All Because Of, By, and For You!

Several articles in this edition mention that in many ways, we don't own our toy trains, but are caretakers for future generations. TCA members do so in a very responsible way!

Caretaking also applies to information about the trains. e*Train  is a caretaker of special and accurate information, a trust we constantly pursue!

This edition is one of the largest in years. We greatly appreciate the contributions of members and others, all of which makes e*Train a useful and timely toy train resource. Just click Search to find information from over seventeen years of helpful information.

The extensive regular updating of long-time popular resource articles by former editor Bob Mintz is especially helpful, along with the new topics by new authors that we're pleased to share.

If you would like to contribute your experiences, please let us know, and we'll help you get the information where it will help others.

Carol R. McGinnis e*Train Editor


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Mighty GG1 locomotives at work over the decades.

New in this Edition:

Amtraking with the GG1s
Versatile Aspects of Former PRR Workhorses
By John S. Halajko and John A. Bonfanti

Mining.Coal Oil Mining Layout
Restoring a Hand-built Layout with a Carlisle and Finch Mining Set
By Russ McFall

Farmers Supply Train Layout Photographs
A Wonderful Library Photo Collection
By John Krill

Layouts to Remember, Part I, South Baltimore
Sharing Memories of Other Members
B & O exhibit.By John S. Halajko

New Exhibit Honoring African American Employees of the B&O Railroad
By Dana Kirn, Director of External Affairs, B&O Railroad Museum

What Do We Collectors Own?
Our Role as Caretakers
By Bill McKay

Updated: (new information or picture Updates)

York.Clem's York Primer Spring 2019
Major Update
By Carol McGinnis

Good Golly Missed Trolley!
New Trolleys Added
By Bob Mintz

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Spring 2019 Update
Staying Current With TCA Division Newsletters
By Carol R. McGinnis

In Answer To The "6464 Thousand Thousand Dollar Dollar Question Question"
A "TCA 6464" Car That Wasn't
By Bob Mintz

Ballast Tamper.The Lionel Blue Boys
Photo Update
By Bob Mintz

Maintenance of Way in the 21st Century--Ballast Tampers and Beyond
Eight New Trackmobiles
By Bob Mintz

Mintz's Mint in the Box Mint Cars
Updated Cars Information Re 2019 Convention
By Bob Mintz

METCA car.More "Ore!" Lionel® Adds to Its Roster of Catalogued and Uncatalogued Ore Cars
New Page Added: 2019 & METCA Cars
By Joel Fugazzotto Updated by Bob Mintz

"MTA, Going Your Way!"®
Thirty New Worktrain Cars Added
By Bob Mintz

One 'EL of a Great "Idear"—The M.T.H. Subway Cars
Over Fifty Updates to Massive Revamped Reference Chart
By Bob Mintz

Caboose.The Ultimate Lionel Lines Sets
New Caboose Added
By Bob Mintz

Window Display and Animated Window Display Cars
Five new Cars Added
By Bob Mintz

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