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Explore Every Issue of The Train Collectors Quarterly

TCA’s exclusive magazine just for members is The Train Collectors Quarterly, and this page is your “station” to explore every single issue ever published, from 1955 through today! 

Over Half a Century of Toy Train Treasure—and Growing! 

Thanks to the work of dedicated volunteers, we are able to proudly present this archive for “The Quarterly.” All issues are in PDF files for easy on-screen viewing. Early editions were scanned from paper copies, while more recent editions are made available in digital form from the printer.  

We continue to add each forthcoming issue to the archive as it’s released! 

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This archive is presented for reference and enjoyment by TCA's members. All issues of The Train Collectors Quarterly are copyright ©Train Collectors Association, and may not be copied, linked to, or used in any other manner without prior written approval of the TCA National Business Office.

Special thanks go to Ron Morris for his pioneering work in scanning over 8,000 pages of the earlier editions of The Quarterly for all members to enjoy!


Editors of The Train Collectors Quarterly Through the Years

Current Editor Mark Boyd has been working on The Quarterly since 2005. Previous editors include:

  • Lou Redman, 1955-1961
  • Reynolds Galbraith, 1961-1969
  • Frank Hare, 1969-1978
  • Bruce Manson (Editor Emeritus), 1979-2005

Want to Write for Us? Learn How to Submit Articles

As with our digital publication for all TCA website visitors, e*Train magazine, The Train Collectors Quarterly accepts article submissions from TCA members. More information about having your work included in an upcoming issue can be found on our “Be a Quarterly Author” page.

Have Questions or Need Help Accessing the Archive? Contact the National Toy Train Library

The National Toy Train Library is overseen by a professional librarian, Lori Nyce, MSLS (Clarion University) and Library Assistant, Tyler Keck. Librarian Nyce and her staff are always happy to assist researchers and TCA members both in the physical library and with questions submitted online.

Call (717) 687-8623 ext. 108 or email with questions.