TCA 2017 NATIONAL CONVENTION

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

**DATES AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE**


Sat Jun 24, 2017
4pm - 8pm Registration - Where: Sterling Room

Sun Jun 25, 2017
7am - 8am Registration - Where: Sterling Room

8am - 8pm Tour #1: Amtrak Excursion to Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum and Horseshoe Curve

4pm - 8pm Registration - Where: Sterling Room

Mon Jun 26, 2017
8am - 10am Registration - Where: Sterling Room

9am - 6pm Tour #2:Sam Powell S-Scale Layout and Connellsville Canteen HO-Scale Layout - Where: Dawson, PA, Connellsville, PA

12:30pm - 4:30pm Tour #3: Senator John Heinz History Center

1pm - 5pm Tour #4: Bayernhof Museum

3pm - 5pm Registration - Where: Sterling Room

6:30pm - 9:30pm Self Driving Tours

7pm - 9pm Registration - Where: Sterling Room

7pm - 11pm Tour #5: John DeSantis Collection Guided Tour

Tue Jun 27, 2017
7am - 11am Registration Where: Sterling Room

8am - 5pm Tour #6: Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater and John Chan Layout and Collection

9am - 4pm Tour #7: Pennsylvania Trolley Museum and Kruger St Toy and Train Museum

1:30pm - 4pm Tour #8 Just Ducky Tour

2pm - 6pm Registration - Where: Sterling Room

2pm - 5pm Tour #9: John DeSantis Collection 4pm - 10pm Self Drive Tours

5:30pm - 11pm Tour #10: Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Game - Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Tampa Bay Rays

6:30pm - 10:30pm BOD Committee Social - Where: (BOD Members Only)

Wed Jun 28, 2017
7am - 11am Registration - Where: Sterling Room

8am - 9am Parliamentary Session

8am - 5pm Tour #11: PAT Light Rail Facility Tour and Trolley Museum,

9am - 4:30pm BOD Meeting

9am - 3pm Tour #12: Carrier Blast Furnace and Rivers of Steel Tour

9:30am - 2:30pm Tour #13: Duquesne Incline and Station Square

10am - 4pm Tour #14: Frick Art and Historical Center and Phipps Conservatory andBotanical Gardens

12:30pm - 2:30pm Registration

1pm - 4:30pm Public Display Set up and Start Operation

2pm - 6pm Registration - Where: Sterling Room

7pm - 9pm Welcome Party, Silent & Live Auctions - Where: Lobby and Kings Rooms

9pm - 10:59pm Live Auction at Welcome Party by Stout Auctions

10pm - 11:59pm Tour #15: Primanti's Evening Social

Thu Jun 29, 2017
7am - 5pm Registration and Banquet Table Signup - Where: Sterling Room

8am - 8pm Tour #16: Bus Trip to Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum, Horseshoe Curve, and Gary Clare Layout

8am - 2pm Train Market Place Table Set up

9am - 3pm Tour #18: Western PA Model RR Museum and Anthony Kulfan Layout

9am - 4:30pm BOD Meeting

9:30am - 2pm Tour #17: Kids Club Tour

9:30am - 12:30pm Tour #19: Heinz Field Tour

10am - 5pm Public Display

12:30pm - 5pm Specialized Collecting Group Meetings - Open to All Convention Registered Members

5pm - 10pm Tour #20: Gateway Clipper Dinner Cruise

Fri Jun 30, 2017
7am - 5pm Registration and Banquet Table Sign up

8am - 5pm Train Marketplace (Convention Registered TCA Members ONLY)

9am - 4pm Kids Club Activities

9am - 4pm Public Displays

10am - 2pm Tour #21: Georgio's Taste of Little Italy Tour

10am - 5pm Train Marketplace Open for Public

11am - 11:45am Meet The Experts - Mark Tolby: Story of the Lionel Factory Visit

11am - 6pm Tour #22: Layout-Collection Tours of Allan Rost, Scenic Express, andRob Enrico

12pm - 12:45pm Meet The Experts - Paul Ambrose : Postwar Lionel Boxes

1pm - 1:45pm Meet The Experts - Bob Osterhoff: Lionel Factory History

1pm - 5pm Tour #23: Carnegie Science Center Including USS Requin Tour

2pm - 2:45pm Meet the Experts - Todd Wagner: Modern Lionel

3pm - 3:45pm Meet The Experts - Allan Miller, O Gauge Railroading Magazine

5pm - 10pm Self Driving Tours

5:30pm - 11pm Tour #26: Layout Tour of Lou Templeton's S-Gauge High Rail Layout and Bob Hazlett's Layout and Collection

6pm - 10:30pm Tour #25: Layout and Collection Tours: Jim Burke and John DeSantis

Sat Jul 1, 2017
7am - 3pm Registration and Banquet Table Sign up

8am - 2pm Train Market Place (TCA Members ONLY)

9am - 2pm Kids Club

9am - 2pm Public Displays

9am - 2pm Train Market Place Open for Public

10am - 10:45am Meet the Experts - Wayne Cole: Ghost Railroads

10am - 1pm Tour #28: Behind the Scenes at the Carnegie Science Center Miniature Railroad and Village®

10:15am - 1:15pm Tour #27: The Andy Warhol Museum

11am - 11:45am Meet the Experts - Jim Burke: Begg's Live Steam

12pm - 12:45pm Meet the Experts - Andy Jugle: Gilbert History

1pm - 1:45pm Meet the Experts - Joe Mania: Repair & Restoration Techniques

2pm - 3:30pm TCA President's Public Forum and General Membership Meeting

3:30pm - 4:30pm BOD Meeting Rump Session

6pm - 11pm Banquet (Cocktails, Dinner, Auction)

Sun Jul 2, 2017
8am - 8pm Tour #29 Age of Steam Roundhouse and Dennison Depot