Thanksgiving Train Show

Philadelphia will be holding its annual marathon on Sunday, so there will be street closures in the city.  The Traffic Department has requested that we provide you with a placard to place on the dash of your car to let the police know that you are going to be at the show. 

Also, it may be best if you try to get to the hall from the south (I-95 North to Exit 20) or use local roads.  Stay in the left lane at the end of the ramp (Penns Landing Caterers will be in front of you, behind the black fence), and turn left, then right into the first driveway.

You may download a placard to place on the dash of your car to identify you as an attendee of the show.  This may help you get to the hall at some street closures.  Click HERE to download the placard.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

The following streets will be affected across the city on November 19:

18th Street, from Arch to Callowhill Streets
19th Street, from Arch to Callowhill Streets
20th Street, from Arch to Callowhill Streets
21st Street, from Spring Garden to Arch streets
22nd Street, from Spring Garden to Arch Streets
Benjamin Franklin Parkway, from 22nd to 16th Streets
Arch Street, between 16th to 3rd Streets
4th Street, between Arch to Vine Streets
Race Street, from 6th Street to Columbus Boulevard
Columbus Boulevard (Southbound lanes), from Vine Street to Washington Avenue
Southbound off-ramp, from I-95 at Washington Avenue
Washington Avenue, from Columbus Boulevard to Front Street
Front Street, from Washington Avenue to South Street
South Street, from Front to 7th Streets
6th Street, from Bainbridge to Market Streets
Chestnut Street, from 6th to 34th Streets
34th Street, Chestnut Street to Girard Avenue
Lansdowne Drive, from Girard Avenue to South Concourse Drive
South Concourse Drive, from Lansdowne to West Memorial Hall Drives
West Memorial Hall Drive, from South Concourse to Avenue of the Republic
Avenue of the Republic, from West Memorial Hall Drive to Catholic Fountain
Belmont Avenue, Montgomery to Parkside Avenue
Black Road
Martin Luther King Drive
Kelly Drive
The Falls Bridge
Ridge Avenue, from Schoolhouse Lane to Manayunk Avenue
Main Street, from Ridge Avenue to Green Lane

Motorists and pedestrians can expect significant delays when trying to cross roads or streets that are adjacent to the course. Police will allow traffic through intersections along the course, when possible, depending on the flow of the race participants. All streets are scheduled to be reopened by 6 p.m. on Sunday, November 19.

For more information on marathon-related streets closures, visit

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Gottahava WAWA

Here is your chance to own one of these terrific cars! Wawa® has generously permitted the Atlantic Division to produce the first-ever Wawa® boxcar. This is a 100% Lionel 9700 (6464-type) boxcar that is made in the USA.

The cars have been delivered and all existing orders have been shipped.  There are less than ten (10) still available.  A total to 200 cars were produced.  If you want one of these terrific cars, place your order today.

The Wawa® Hoagiefest Boxcar is available for $69.99 each, plus shipping (free Local pickup available in Phila, PA area). You may place an order for this car in our online Shop or download an order form from the FORMS section of this site, under Merchandise. The direct address of the shopping page is:


Visit your neighorhood Wawa Store today!

A&P Wood-sided Reefer (American Flyer)

Atlantic Division announces an American Flyer A&P Wood-sided Reefer

In the early 20th Century, “Billboard Reefers” were a common sight on the rails as companies advertised their wares on the sides of these ice-cooled rail cars. Featuring new tooling and colorful graphics, this car is sure to brighten your layout as well!  These cars are expected to be delivered from Lionel in August 2017.

At one time, the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, better known as A&P, was the largest retailer in the world. After 156 years in the food/grocery business, A&P closed its last grocery store in 2015.

The car above is a reproduction of the prototype that rode the rails for the Great American Refrigerator Express (G.A.R.E.), carry cans of milk for A&P.  It is one of the first cars produced by Lionel using all new tooling for the wood-sided reefers bearing the American Flyer name.  It features die-cast metal trucks, operating couplers, metal frame and plastic body.

The car is priced at $52.99, plus plus shipping (free Local pickup available). This A&P car is being offered exclusively to TCA members.  To purchase your car(s) online, use the Shop menu option at the top of this page or click HERE. You may also download an order form from the FORMS section of this site, under Merchandise.  The direct address of the shopping page is: Pay by check or use Paypal. These cars are being produced in a limited quantity, so order yours today.

Note: The A&P cars are being produced with six (6) different car numbers, (733-738). If you order multiple cars, we will ship different car numbers, unless other requested. If you would like particular numbers, please add the number(s) to the notes section of your order.