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June ERA Meeting is Now Online!

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Hamburg S-Bahn Type 474 on Rt S1 at Airport Terminal. Photo: Ron Yee (October 11, 2019)
Detroit 287 at Congress Street. Photo: Peter Ehrlich (October 21, 2018)

Join us on Zoom for this bonus summer presentation by Peter Ehrlich, longtime San Francisco streetcar operator and author of the acclaimed 289-page book “San Francisco’s F Line.” All ERA members anywhere in the world are invited to attend this exciting online event!

  1. Program
  2. How to Join Our Zoom Meeting
  3. President’s Message
Free PDFs of Headlights News Journal are now available for viewing online or download. Composite Photo: Sandy Campbell

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.

  1. 1978
  2. 1977
  3. 1976
Two Bombardier Flexity streetcars on King Street. Photo: Marcin Skalij (Unsplash)

It is with great regret and sadness that we’re announcing the cancellation of this year’s ERA convention in Toronto, September 10-14, 2020. With the current lock-down, border closures, and likely longtime restrictions on gatherings of larger than 10 people combined with our older membership, the board of directors deem it prudent to consider rescheduling the convention to Toronto for September 9-13, 2021.

If you have already booked hotel and convention tickets, please await further instructions on both. We are working with the hotel as we speak. Mike Glikin, our treasurer, will reach out to you regarding your convention tickets.

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.

Free PDFs of The Bulletin are now available for viewing online or download. Composite Photo: Sandy Campbell

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. View Here

Free PDFs of every Headlights index from 1943-1977 are now available for viewing online or download. Composite Photo: Sandy Campbell

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! View Here

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