• We make great trains happen!

      Like this CTTA custom PGE train by MTH, lead by RS-3 #561 on Brian Beard’s layout.

    • We love big steam!

      Like this 2001 Lionel Rio Grande Challenger on Gary Zabenskie’s layout!

    • We love great scenery!

      Like this photo mural backdrop of Earl’s farm, with Lionel Postwar WP F3s running.

    • 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 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

Welcome to the Canadian Toy Train Association

Upcoming Events

MEMBER NOTICE! The next CTTA Club Meeting is our AGM Sunday, Sept. 30. Join us for our fall BBQ to kick off our Toy Train season!

Mt. Cheam Lions Train & Hobby show is Oct. 13 – 14 in Chilliwack. Lyden Lions Club Model Train Show is Oct. 6-7 in Washington.

COOTTS (Collectors of Old Toy Trains) group meet in Nanaimo is Sunday, Oct 14. All details in the COOTS bulletin here!

See calendar for full details of ALL events.


New MTH 2018 Volume 2 Catalog!

Check out MTH’s latest, including a Railking CP Alco RS-3, and Premier line 40′ boxcars for the SOO line and TH&B.

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! If you like Ives trains, you’ll like this. Check out this link to the Ives Train Society. 

NEW! World record length Lionel Train. This excerpt from Greenberg’s Guide to Lionel Trains 1970-1991 Vol 2, describes the 13 month odyssey to set the record with a 751-car train! Thanks John Warlimont for this one.

Fun with your Model Railroad. This 1949 Postwar gem from Popular Mechanics Press is jam packed with great info still relevant today! Thanks Martin Howbold.

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

Mettoy clockwork O gauge. Could this set have been retailed by Eaton’s in 1948 – 1949?

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

‘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. Check out our production history here!

Available to order now! 2019 MTH Premier Line British Columbia Electric 36′ reefer.

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

MTH WP&Y 36' Reefer

Not a member ? Join now.

Lionel Corporation Tinplate deal with MTH to expire in 2019.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!  September 12, 2018 — The latest and final Lionel Corporation Tinplate catalog has been released as an online interactive flipbook on the M.T.H. website.

The 2018/2019 catalog is the tenth and final catalog under the licensing agreement between M.T.H. and Lionel LLC with the current contract set to terminate in 2019. While an option to continue the relationship was proffered, the renewal terms offered by Lionel for an extension beyond 2019 were not conducive for any future M.T.H. tinplate plans.

NEW Lionel 2018 Volume 2 catalog!

Go ahead, have a look! The latest and best from Lionel. Including a Quebec North Shore & Labrador Dash-9.


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.

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CTTA Front Page Video

Edmonton Model Train Show – Thanks to member Gerhardt Klann for sharing his layout and this video from the recent show. Lots of big Canadian trains to enjoy.

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