European Train Enthusiasts, Inc (ETE) is the premiere North American organization focusing on educating the public on the subject of European Railroading. Founded in 1973, ETE serves modelers, railway fans, related organizations, and the community At-Large through public events, working model displays, media presentations, and the publication of our quarterly journal, the ETE Express.
ETE has been recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as tax-exempt organization under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. This means your qualifying donations and gifts to ETE are tax deductible.
ETE's aim is to foster interest in European railways by
ETE membership is open to all who have an interest in European rail systems, whether model or full size. As a Regular Member you will receive our quarterly journal, the ETE Express, which is full of railway histories, modeler how-tos, prototype news, and local events and happenings.
You can also communicate and share interests with other ETE Members through e-mail, telephone, and the Internet. ETE also operates an online email discussion forum for its members; over the years, many questions have been answered and many friendships have been forged.
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ETE maintains a network of local chapters organized and operated by ETE members. Chapters exist in several major metropolitan areas around the United States and Canada and more are planned as our membership increases. Participating with a local chapter provides a valuable outlet for your interests and enhances your hobby experience by putting you in direct contact with others who share your interests.
ETE reflects the broad and diverse interests of its members and the communities it servers. Among the rail fans you will find amateur historians, travel enthusiasts, and preservationists. For modelers, virtually every scale, gauge, and control system (DC, AC, and DCC) is represented. ETE also maintains a modular standard for European HO scale (DC and AC) and N-scale and many chapters include well-established Module Special Interest Groups (SIGs) that build and operate transportable display layouts.
NEW DECADE - NEW DIRECTION
With our recent growth, we have refocused our efforts on providing a top quality quarterly journal to our members, facilitating the creation and growth of local chapters, and promoting our big annual shows, EuroWest and EuroEast.
Shouldn't you be an ETE Member?
We look forward to having you join us !