The featured speakers of our October presentation will be Dr. Rich Allman and Charles Long of the East Penn Traction Club. They will make two presentations, one being a survey of deck roof cars throughout the U.S., followed by an in-depth survey of Philadelphia PCC car operation, both with many historic photos.October Meeting Notice
Save the Date! Our next Zoom meeting will be on Friday, November 19, 2021 at 7:30 pm. Our presenter will be none other than ERA’s Program Chairman Andrew Grahl. His program will be announced in the next meeting notice.
Renew and Vote! It’s that time of year for renewing your ERA membership for 2022 and voting for the 2022 ERA board of directors. We have mailed each of you a printed form for your renewal. OR, if you prefer, renew quickly online as well as vote for your 2022 directors on the following pages of our website:
Donate! ERA greatly appreciates your prompt membership renewals and your donations. It’s our primary source of income and makes possible the monthly programming, Bulletin issues and the Headlights magazine that we all count on and enjoy!
Please visit this page for the link to join our Zoom presentation. We will post the “Zoom Login” button about five days before the meeting.
By now, all ERA members whose dues are paid up through 2020 should be receiving a copy of Eric Oszustowicz’s The Elevated Railways of Brooklyn and the BMT Subway, Volume One: 1864-1940. This incredible 436-page book counts as the 2019 and 2020 issues of Headlights. Copies are also available for sale on our Publication Sales page. If you haven’t received your book by July 15th, or you have any other problems, please complete our contact form.Order
Our monthly meetings will be held via Zoom until we give prior notice of a new hotel location and we are authorized to hold live meetings again. Starting with the June 2020 meeting, Zoom presentations are being recorded and posted here and on our YouTube channel, ERA-TV. Recordings will become available for viewing approximately two weeks after each meeting.
We’re proud to introduce the 2022 ERA Membership eCard, photographed by Ron Yee and featuring the Miami Metrorail approaching Government Center. Our Membership Card is now digital, so you can keep it with you on your phone for easy access. And for the first time, the complete series is available as high-res PDFs, suitable for printing and framing. Download all seven today!2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
Members, feel free to share this page with your friends. If they enjoy our Zoom programs, they can join the ERA right now using our 2022 New Member Application Form. Digital dues are $60 and members receive the monthly Bulletin via email. All-print dues are $110 per year. Those under 30 years are eligible for $30 youth dues. All three memberships include either an annual print copy of the color Headlights magazine or a book every two years.Join
Thank you very much to those of you who have already made generous contributions to support our programs in 2020 and early 2021! The membership’s response to our fund drive has been outstanding! If you have not already done so, please consider a donation this year to help ERA continue its nearly 90-year record of traction education and entertainment. Our new online Donation Form makes it much easier to contribute!Donate
The ERA is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt corporation. Your donations are fully tax deductible and can be made using the new donation form on our website.
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We have a huge selection of Headlights in both print and PDF editions, plus The Elevated Railways of Brooklyn and the BMT Subway book, all available for immediate purchase online. Plus, our convenient Publication Sales section is cleaner and easier to use than ever before.
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: Andrew Selden
20th Century Railroad Club
Presenter: Mark Charles
Anthracite Railroads Historical Society
East Penn Traction Club
Presenter: Harvey S. Laner
Central Electric Railfans Assoc.
Presenter: Leo Sullivan
Boston Street Railway Assoc.
Presenter: Harvey Laner
RLHS, Southern California Chapter
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.