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TCA Publications: Read, Learn, Contribute

The Train Collectors Association publishes three primary resources regularly: TCA e*Train, Train Collectors Quarterly, and National Headquarters News. The latter two publications are produced specifically for TCA members as print publications that are also available online (must be logged in). TCA e*Train has always been a digital-only publication available to everyone. Discover more on this page. 

TCA e*Train 

Looking for hundreds of accurately written articles about toy trains, the train hobby, collecting trains, operating trains, and other subjects of interest? TCA e*Train is THE premier online magazine available to train collectors, hobbyists, and the public here on our website.  

Explore a treasury of well-researched information dating back to March 2002—when the publication began—and which never grows old! Also, discover how you can contribute to the magazine as an author. 

Train Collectors Quarterly

(For TCA Members Only) 

TCA’s exclusive magazine just for members is The Train Collectors Quarterly. With a publishing history going back to 1955, this publication is a treasure—and all past issues are archived online for members to view in PDF format.

National Headquarters News

(For TCA Members Only) 

TCA’s Official Newsletter is the National Headquarters News, issued to members five times a year. Several years’ worth of past editions are archived online, and even earlier editions are available through the National Toy Train Library

Enlightening Publications are Just One TCA Membership Benefit! 

Unlimited access to our current and archived TCA publications is certainly a valuable advantage that comes along with joining the Train Collectors Association. And there are many more. Are you ready to make new friends who enjoy the toy train collecting hobby as much as you do? Camaraderie and fun are a few additional benefits of membership. Learn more and get involved today!