Noted traction author and retired San Francisco Municipal Railway streetcar motorman Peter Ehrlich is our speaker for this month’s program. His presentation will focus on trams in Milan.
Peter worked at the San Francisco Municipal Railway from 1979 to 2005, the last 10 years being assigned to PCCs, Milan trams and vintage cars running on the F-Market & Wharves line. He continues to document traction across North America and Europe. His book, “San Francisco’s F-Line,” is available through the ERA HERE. Follow the directions to get the ERA’s $20 discount.
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We have a huge selection of Headlights in both print and PDF editions, plus the amazing Elevated Railways of Manhattan book, all available for immediate purchase online. Plus, our convenient Publication Sales section is cleaner and easier to use than ever before.
Eric R. Oszustowicz (2021)
The Zoom Meeting Calendar is a new monthly feature compiled by ERA member George Chiasson Jr. Zoom presentations are happening at transit clubs all across the country, and now you won’t have to miss a single one. Thank you, George!
Presenter: Nick Tomkavage
Presenter: Michael Ditkoff
New York City NRHS
Presenters: M. Nawn, H. Donahue
Pennsylvania Trolley Museum
Presenter: Andy Sisk
St. Louis NRHS
Presenter: Charles Bogart
Cincinnati Railroad Club
Contact: Charles Long
East Penn Traction Club
Presenters: E. Rasmussen, R. Peacock
Presenter: Paul Bateson
Presenter: Angus McIntyre
Canadian Transit Heritage Foundation
Presenter: Ian Ring
National Trolleybus Assoc.
Presenter: Tom McNamara
Cincinnati Transit Historical Assoc.
Presenter: George Chiasson
Presenter: Dave Morrison
New York Railroaders Enthusiasts
When Ray Berger passed away in 2016, he left a trove of transportation memorabilia he had been collecting for decades. Jeff Erlitz and Noah Caplin have been hard at work sorting through these archives. Jeff has scanned a bunch of the vintage items they found, presented here for our members to enjoy.
The Journal was published by the ERA from 1976 through 1978 during a hiatus in the publication of Headlights. Thanks to the massive efforts of Jeff Erlitz, we have added a complete three-year set of high-res PDFs available for viewing online or download.
Free PDFs of almost every Bulletin since 2002 are available for viewing online or download. In addition, we have added many full issues as far back as 1958! There are also covers from the current year, which we add to each month, and complete PDFs of these issues become available at the end of December.
We have added free PDFs of almost every Headlights index from 1943-1977 for viewing online or download. Thank you John Swindler and Jeff Erlitz for your invaluable scanning work!