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Summer 2019

Volume 18, Issue 3.

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Summer 2019 Edition

Carol McGinnis.

With the sun now high overhead, we realize how we celebrate our toy trains at all hours of the day and all times of the year. Just watch us!

The old ad featured at the left comes from the National Toy Train Library's wonderful collection, and it reminds us of the many dimensions of our hobby.

Read about it in the article on John Martin's Book. And enjoy thinking of Christmas, and of D-Day, and of train parks, and the ingenuity of our members in building unique trains.

It's all here for your enjoyment in this edition. Plus a reminder of TCA's respected discussion group, TTML, and updates on our long-standing resource articles on Mint and 6464 cars.

We take this opportunity to thank our great authors, and to encourage YOU to contribute too!.

To share your experiences and expertise, please let us know, and we'll help you get the information right here, where it will help others.

Carol R. McGinnis, e*Train Editor


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Ad from John Martin Book.

New in this Edition:

All Aboard McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
By Don Santiago

Engines.Christmas In July, Part 1
By John S. Halajko and John A. Bonfanti

Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day in WWII
By Carol Redman McGinnis and Jim Burke

Flyerizing Thomas, Part 1
By John S. Halajko and Carl Giambrone

John Martin's Book
Advertisements from the National Toy Train Library's Collection
By Lori Nyce, TCA Librarian

Updated: (new information or picture Updates)

A brief history of TTML
By Dr. Joseph Lechner


In Answer to the "6464 Thousand Thousand Dollar Dollar Question Question"
By Bob MintzĀ (6464 Boxcar Chart)

6464 car.

Mintz's Mint in the Box Mint Cars
By Bob Mintz

New Mint car.

Opinions and comments made in by-lined columns in this publication do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Board of Directors or the views of officers and appointed officials; nor do they indicate an association endorsement of any products mentioned.
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