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Milestones of TCA's Growth

Here are just a few indications of TCA's wonderful progress.

         Ed Alexander's Barn.
From a handful of train collectors first meeting in Ed Alexander's barn in 1954.
    National Toy Train Museum.
To today's national headquarters and museum, with membership well over 20,000.
From an initial constitution envisioning three chapters (divisions).
To twenty divisions, with some twenty eight chapters.
   First auction.
From the first auction in 1955.
   Train Races, Midwestern Division.
To events across the nation.
               Lou Redman's Steno Pad.
From meeting notes on a steno pad.
To a wonderful array of publications, newsletters, services, and web sites!
As a result of the steady commitment and efforts of its growing membership base, TCA's progress over the years has indeed been impressive, and these are only a few of the indicators!
Train Collectors Association Mission Statement:
"To develop an appreciation of and 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 collecting and operating toy, model and scale trains."
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