Saturday, August 2, 2014

Catskill Rail & Museum Trip

The ERA, with co-sponsorship by the NY Railroad Enthusiasts, is pleased to announce a day trip to see the historic transportation institutions of the Catskills and Hudson Valley. Ride the Delaware & Ulster Railroad and visit the New York Trolley Museum in Kingston.

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

  • Saturday, August 2: Ride the Delaware & Ulster Railroad and visit the New York Trolley Museum in Kingston
  • 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

February 27, 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!