Step 2 of 4: Choose Username and Password
The username and password below will not be saved until your application is completed.
(Letters and Numbers Only)
Your password must be at least 8 characters in length.
We recommend that it contain at least one lower case letter,
one upper case letter,
one number and one symbol
Step 3 of 4: Membership Profile
Preferred Mailing Address:
By submitting this application, I hereby subscribe to the purposes, policies and duties of its members as described in the bylaws of the Train Collectors Association™ (TCA). I also understand and agree to the admission procedures. I agree to comply with all of the rules and regulations of the TCA and its Divisions and Chapters in effect from time to time, specifically including all the rules and regulations of all TCA committees and any actions and rulings of all TCA Committees. I also agree that all items sold by me to any TCA Member or at any TCA-sponsored meet shall be sold on the basis that I represent that all such items are authentic and in the manufacturer's original condition unless I have caused any such item to be appropriately marked as a restoration or reproduction. By submitting this application, I agree that my membership record will note my agreement as if I had personally signed the application.
Have you been a member previously?
Online Voting Opt-In*
On December 1, 2017, all current members' records who had not specifically indicated a desire to vote online were set here to
"Opted Out - Prefer Paper" so you may vote for National Officers by mailing in a paper ballot without need to change this field.
However, TCA recommends that you select "Opt In for Online Voting" here, saving TCA money and speeding the process.
This will assure speedy vote counting in times of delayed US Mail. Then, be sure to keep a current email address on file in your
profile above to be able to vote.
You may change your choice in the future, but not during an active voting process. Remember to click the orange Save
Changes button at the bottom of this page to record your selection.
Why Online Voting Is Important
As TCA modernizes its operations to serve members better, we recommend that you opt in to participate in Online Voting for our national elections. Be sure to maintain a correct email address to be able to cast your vote!
We need to achieve economy of scale in the new online voting system, and will appreciate your support by opting in. This is also helpful during times of delayed US Mail.
You can always go back and change your selection. Note that during any active voting period, this field may not be changed.
Would you like to limit US Mail?
Allows you to Opt Out of US Mail delivery of Train Collectors Quarterly and some issues of National Headquarters News,
in cases of multiple members at same address sharing or desire to rely on electronic copies available on website.
Each member's US mail is determined through their own account's setting. Essential mail such as annual ballots will be
provided to all members regardless of this setting.
How this works.
This allows a member to Opt Out so they do not receive multiple copies of publications at the same address, or
if they simply don't want to receive them by US mail. For instance, if a husband and wife are both members, they might decide
that one would opt out so two copies don't come to the household. Most regular print publications such as the Train Collectors Quarterly
and the National Headquarters News are now available online, and can also be consulted when you log in to the site, including previous
editions. Help Save TCA Money and Save Trees!
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