• We love the Blue Comet !

      MTH 2000 era Standard Gauge loco and complete 5-car passenger train.

    • We love original Canadian road livery! Like on this RS-3.

      2017 Williams RS-3 scale diesel with True-Blast Plus sound in early Canadian National colors.

    • We love Lionel Engineering !

      Like this 1947 #221 Dreyfuss Hudson & whistle tender.

    • We like to run toy trains on our Vancouver Modular layout!

      CTTA Engineers at CN Thornton Yard Family Day, September 2016

    • We love to run CP & CN passenger trains. Like these F7 and F3 diesels !

      Lionel Canadian National FP4 2005, K-line Canadian Pacific F7, 2000; Lionel Legacy CN F3, 2011

    • We love to shop & buy trains at YORK !

      CTTA York group, October 2014

    • We love steam trains ! Like this CN Mogul.

      Lionel TMCC 2-6-0 CN Mogul #86, 2004.

    • We love tinplate trains ! Like this Marx streamliner.

      Marx M10000 Union Pacific streamliner, 1934

Welcome to the Canadian Toy Train Association

Upcoming Events

This Sunday, March 18, 2018 ! Western Rails 36th Annual Railroadiana Show.

 Western Rails show logo

Our next CTTA Club Meeting is Sunday, March 25. 

Check the calendar for full details of ALL events.

2018 images

Become a Member

Join us for a club meeting if you’re close by, or become a member wherever you are. Annual dues are $20.

About Us

Discover more about our club of model railroaders, toy train collectors and operators, the things we do and how we have fun with our trains!

This happy group takes a break from shopping for trains at the TCA York meet to enjoy the National Toy Train Museum close by.

New & upcoming features

NEW! Champion Railway Park, Okotoks, AB. A ‘behind-the-scenes tour‘ with Jason Paul Sailer. 

What Happened to the Other Half : Some interesting tin plate lithography has these American Flyer trains doing double duty. By Frank Schmidt

My Old Station House: Northern Manitoba in the 1950s. By Clark Gray. Originally publish in CN Lines V15.1

If Trains Could Talk : A Hornby Princess Elizabeth with a history. By Frank Schmidt

‘What will it take?‘: To haul a train of 30 and more Lionel 6464 Series I – X boxcars. By Kyle Miller

The Confederation Train: 1867-1967 Purple exhibition train. Jason Sailer, Kyle Miller

Club Car Sales

Our exclusive limited edition Club Cars are available to members and hobbyists.

Available to order now! 2018 MTH Premier Line White Pass & Yukon Route 36′ reefer.  

MTH WP&Y 36' Reefer

New! Pacific Great Eastern 55-ton hoppers from Atlas O are here. Check your dealer.

Coming Soon! Our first locomotive project is a PGE RS-3 from MTH. SOLD OUT from CTTA.


Shipping now to members! Our Pacific Great Eastern crane has ARRIVED from MTH, and is being shipped to members now. SOLD OUT from CTTA.  
Not a member ? Join now.

NEW Lionel 2018 Big Book catalog!

Have a look at the very best from Lionel. Including CN SD70ACe Legacy locomotives, TH&B heavyweights and lots of American Flyer.

Lionel 2018 BB grab


Club Meetings

The Canadian Toy Train Association meets on the last Sunday of the month 9 times a year, every month except Summer vacation July & August, Winter vacation in December. Meets take place in Burnaby, BC.

Doors open at 11:00 am, lunch is served at noon. Business meeting starts at 12:30, and auction starts at 1:00 pm.

View Map

CTTA 3630 map


CTTA Front Page Video

The Joy of Train Sets - - History of Model Railway - Part 1 Bassett-Lowke

The Joy of Train Sets – The Model Railway Story: From Hornby to Triang and beyond, this documentary explores how the British have been in love with model railways for more than a century. What began as an adult obsession with building fully-engineered replicas became the iconic toy of 1950s and 60s Check out more of our member’s videos and lots more toy train fun on our Videos page and YouTube channel!

Train News & Club Activities