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Atlas O Custom Run Woodside Reefer and Other TCA News

Issue: June 9, 2021   |   Posted in:

Atlas O Custom Run Woodside Reefer

The deadline is fast approaching to guarantee your reservation for TCA’s Exclusive California Fruit Express Custom Run Atlas O Rebuilt Woodside Reefers. Available in 2 different road numbers; each features a different colored diamond.  Once June 15th hits, we have to determine the final quantity for Atlas to get these into production.  Get your preorder in before then. Here are larger images of the two cars. Click on either one below to go to its ordering page.

While you’re at it, since the deadline for the Endowment Fund 6464 Southern Pacific and Baltimore & Ohio “as cataloged” boxcars is just on the heels of the Atlas O woodside reefer, now would be a great time to reserve these never before offered 6464 cars.  As part of Lionel’s Made in USA series, the graphics on these cars will fit in nicely with any 6464 collection.


Getting Back to Normal

As the pictures above show, visitation at the National Toy Train Museum is getting back to normal, with the heavy Summer and Fall seasons ahead holding good prospects for a return to normalcy.

The Museum is now open seven days a week from 10 AM to 5 PM. TCA members are admitted free.

Thomas the Tank will be at the nearby Strasburg Rail Road June 18 – 21 and September 17 – 20, 2021, and the Norfolk and Western 611 will also be running during certain days this summer. Advance reservations are required for certain activities there.

The Museum will be closed for annual inventory to meet financial reporting requirements on June 28 and 29.


Services and Information for Members

Members should be aware that the research services of our National Toy Train Library are available by calling 717 687-8623 ext. 108 or emailing at ref-library@traincollectors.org, drawing on its vast holdings of books, publications, and ephemera. The first half hour of research is free, and after that members receive a discounted rate of $16 an hour. The full schedule of services is available here.

The Library’s online catalog is available for consultation here.

Copies of our major print publications are available online by logging into the members-only section here. These include the National Headquarters News and the Train Collectors Quarterly.

Although the 2021 National Convention is scheduled for this August, the annual reports of TCA’s various officers and committees are being posted online as received this month, replacing the prior year’s. See them here.

TCA’s Convention Cars for the 2022 Nashville Convention will be ready for ordering online late this month. 13 offers will be available in several gauges, all related to the host Dixie Division. An announcement will be made as soon as they are available.

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