The Journal MPLS
Labor Day weekend, August 30–September 2, 2014

Last Call!

— This is your final chance to book your tickets for ERA’s 2014 convention in Minneapolis, home to the nation’s newest light rail opening, Metro Transit’s Green Line (photo at left). Considering that the line is already carrying 32,000 passengers a day, which is 10% above previous 2015 projections, it’s safe to say that the Green Line is a rousing success!

Hotel reservations close August 11 at the Hotel Minneapolis. About 80 of you have booked so far! Other options are available, and you can book convention tickets until August 22. This convention is not to be missed. Book now! — ERA President Bob Newhauser

Minneapolis-St. Paul Convention

The 2014 Annual Convention will be held on Labor Day weekend, August 30–September 2, 2014 in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The luxurious Hotel Minneapolis will be our headquarters and the site of our 2014 Annual Banquet. Activities will include a scenic railroad trip along Lake Superior, visits to two historic railroad depots (including lunch in one), trolley rides at three museums, and tours of the Northstar commuter rail and Metro Transit’s two light rail lines, one of which is opening in June 2014.

Trip Plans for 2014

  • August 30–September 2: Minneapolis-St. Paul Convention
  • Sunday, September 28: Metro-North New Haven Shop and Shore Line Trolley Museum
  • Saturday, November 8: Ride on NJ Transit/Metro-North to Port Jervis
August 10, 2014

Join Our Facebook Group

In a little over three years, over 300 very active rail fans have joined our Facebook group. Created on February 3, 2011 by longtime ERA member Philip Hom, the ERA group is an eclectic mix of member photos, trip and meeting notices, and other news. Check it out!

ERA Facebook

Follow Us On Twitter

He only just joined, and already Sasha Ivanoff is making his mark on the ERA. Sasha is a contributing editor to The Bulletin, helping write “Commuter and Transit Notes” with Ron Yee. And now you can follow his ERA Twitter feed.

ERA Twitter

Watch Us On YouTube

There’s not a lot to see yet on ERA-TV, but we do have a video of one of our meetings at the Roosevelt Hotel. More to come!


Read Us On Issuu

We’ve got a train load of The Bulletin available for you to read on, and there are previews of every Headlights since 1996.