Skip to Main Content
Search This Site:

Google Custom Search.

Want to search all TCA sites?
Go here


Winter 2020

Volume 19, Issue 1.

A Previous Issue Cover

For more, go here.


Most photos in our articles can be clicked on to view larger versions.



Join TCA.


Win Big.













Winter 2020 Edition

Carol McGinnis.

As we enter the nineteenth year of e*Train, it's evident that the good work of so many members has produced a wonderful treasury of toy train experience and knowledge. And it's all here and searchable!

Our topside photo for this issue comes from the National Toy Train Library's collection. This Swedish Christmas card is but one of thousands of items available in the Library's online catalog. Check it out!


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

Wreath at museum.


Is your current email address on file with TCA? TCA needs it so you can receive full member benefits, including notices of new publications like e*Train!

Contact the National Business office by email or call 717 687 8623 ext. 101, and we'll handle the details for you!

Times and Travels of Toy Trains.
Swedish Christmas Card from National Toy Train Library Collection

New in this Edition:

Santa at TCA.12 Days of Toy Train Ads Plus Santa at the Museum
By TCA Staff

B&O Railroad Museum Brings Holiday Tidings with Four Historic Stops in December
By Dana Goldstein

LED lighting.Creating Christmas Scenes Using Fiber Optics
By Dr. Michael Groves

LEGO® Bricks and Lionel® Trains, Part 2, LEGO® Bricks Meets Lionelville®
By John S. Halajko and Jay Stuhl

Ron Morris - TCA volunteer
By Jim Potts

Lego man.

Updated: (new information or picture Updates)

Cryer.Hear Ye, Hear Ye!  (the latest from division newsletters)
By Carol R. McGinnis


In Answer To The "6464 Thousand Thousand Dollar Dollar Question Question" (chart update)
By Bob Mintz


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


Ultimate.The Ultimate Lionel Lines Sets
By Bob Mintz


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.
Second Decade.
Visit the other members of the TCA Family of Web Sites:
TCA Sites Gateway | TCAmembers | Toy Train Museum & Library | TCA x-change 
Toy Trains Mailing ListTCA National Convention
 Privacy & Legal Notices   © Train Collectors Association   Site Design   Contact TCA