Our June meeting will be presented by Paul Gawkowski. We will have more details about Paul’s show soon. Please join us for a wonderful presentation! More details here

The Metropolitan New York Bus Association and the ERA welcome you aboard a comfortable Coach Tours bus for the MNYBA’s regular late Spring visit to our Pennsylvania Dutch country friends in Hershey and Shady Maple. Join us for a great day in the Pennsylvania countryside with bus history and current operations, rail, and great food! More details here


For its 2019 Annual Convention, the ERA will visit three transit hotspots of the South and Southwestern U.S. for the first time — Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona, and El Paso, Texas.

Amtrak’s Sunset Limited from Tucson to El Paso. Carl Jackson, who managed the construction and launch of the El Paso Streetcar, will be the keynote speaker at our Annual Banquet in the DoubleTree by Hilton, Downtown El Paso hotel, our El Paso Headquarters.

This part of the United States is new territory for ERA annual conventions. And it is only our third convention featuring Amtrak intercity travel. You will not want to miss this special convention, so book today! More details here


Please book your order no later than May 24, 2019 if you plan to travel with the ERA group on Amtrak. Those not traveling with the ERA Amtrak group should send orders in by July 30.

Our friends at MBS will be touring France for their Fall 2019 Convention, and everyone from the ERA is invited. They will cover three major French cities in an eight-day program. The tour will include first-class travel on France’s high-speed trains, bus transfers to and from railway stations and hotels, and a short ride in a historic bus as part of a visit to the Paris-area transport museum. There will also be general sightseeing opportunities provided to introduce the group to Paris and Lyon. More details here


Regional Trips


Saturday–Wednesday, Aug 10-14, 2019

Pittsburgh and Cleveland
Details forthcoming on this page in next few weeks. Please check back!
Sponsored by the Metropolitan New York Bus Association

Saturday, Oct 5, 2019

Westchester County and Trolley Museum of New York
Details forthcoming on this page in next few weeks. Please check back!
Sponsored by the Metropolitan New York Bus Association

The gorgeous El book by Eric Oszustowicz traces the colorful history of New York’s elevated railway system. 372-pages of rare photos, many in color, and never-before-seen rosters of incredible detail. A must-have for classic rail enthusiasts and hobbyists alike. Only $59 plus $6.95 shipping. More details here


Digital editions of every Headlights since 1996 are now available for purchase online. More details here


The El Paso streetcar opened for service on November 9, 2018, making this our timeliest issue of Headlights yet. Also includes highlights from ERA’s 2018 Tour of Southern Germany. A few extra copies of this amazing issue are available for only $20 each, including shipping, or just $8.95 for the PDF. More details here

Headlights 2017

Oranjstad Streetcar, Western European PCCs, Granada Metro

Headlights 2016

1931 IND Plans, A Tale of Three Cities

Headlights 2015

Traction in Japan

We have added full issues of almost every Bulletin since 2002 through last year for viewing online or PDF download, including our special 2004 NYC Subway Anniversary edition. There are even covers from the current year, which we add to each month, and these issues become available at the end of December. More details here

We have added free PDFs of every Headlights index from 1950–1977 (1971 was the Toronto book by John Bromley) for viewing online or download. Thank you John Swindler for your invaluable scanning work! More details here


Created in 2011 by Philip Hom, our Facebook page is the place to go for the latest news from ERA members.


Our frequently updated Twitter feed is written by Alexander ‘Sasha’ Ivanoff, a contributing editor to The Bulletin.


Fascinating member videos, including some of our monthly meetings, can be watched on our YouTube channel.


Every back issue since 2002 of The Bulletin and previews of Headlights since 1996 can be found on our Issuu page.