Monthly Meeting

September 16, 2016


Welcome back! The presenter for our September meeting will be John Pappas. John’s show will consist of a celebration of the 80th anniversary of the introduction of the PCC car in North America, the new Cincinnati streetcar, a look back at streetcars in Los Angeles, and views from recent trips to Calgary, Milan and Switzerland. Please join us for a wonderful and informative presentation!

Washington Metropolitan Area Convention

September 3–6, 2016


For its 2016 Annual Convention, the ERA will return to the Washington metropolitan area this Labor Day weekend after an absence of almost 30 years when the 1987 convention was held in Baltimore. From our convention headquarters at the Crystal City Marriott in Arlington’s Crystal City neighborhood, we’ll visit numerous rail-related sites in and around Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Norfolk, Virginia. For more details on itinerary and lodging, click here. This is a convention not to be missed, and there are still a few discount rooms available!

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Back in Print!

The Elevated Railways of Manhattan, 2nd Edition

The first edition of Eric R. Oszustowicz’s epic 372-page book sold out in less than one month! Due to overwhelming demand for this incomparable reference, the ERA is proud to announce that a second edition of The Elevated Railways of Manhattan is now available worldwide for $59, plus shipping and handling. Three years in the making, this massive endeavor is a wonder to behold. It is full of rare photos, many in color, and never-before-seen rosters of incredible detail. Researched and written by Eric with the help of numerous ERA volunteers, the second edition incorporates several important edits throughout. We think you’ll agree that this painstaking effort has paid off.

Special Limited Time Offer!

The 2015 Issue of Headlights

This special issue of Headlights by John Pappas provides a modern day pictorial survey of the surviving streetcar systems of Japan as seen by ERA members during a comprehensive tour in May 2014. With spectacular photography by Mr. Pappas, Ron Yee and Michael Glikin and design by Sandy Campbell, this is the most comprehensive edition of Headlights ever printed and has been met with overwhelming praise from members. A few extra copies of “Traction in Japan” are now available for $20 each, including shipping!

Rochester, Cleveland and Buffalo Weekend

Saturday, October 15–Monday, October 17, 2016


The ERA is pleased to announce the return of three-day weekend trips! From Saturday, October 15 through Monday, October 17 we will visit a famous transit museum in Rochester and ride important light rail lines in Cleveland and Buffalo. Book your tickets ASAP! This amazing tour will sell out fast.

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