Subutay Musluoglu

Friday, March 16, 2018

The presenter of our March meeting will be Subutay Musluoglu, reflecting on his recent travels to France in this, his first ERA presentation. Highlights of Subutay’s show will include visits to Paris, Strasbourg, Mulhouse and Normandy, as well as assorted scenes around New York City. Join us for a very interesting show! More details here

San Francisco Bay Area Annual Convention

September 1–4, 2018

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For 2018, the Electric Railroaders’ Association returns to the San Francisco Bay Area for its four-day convention over the Labor Day weekend. It was 2004 when we last held our convention here and a lot has changed. The convention will feature streetcar charters, shop tours, a ride on the new Sonoma-Marin (SMART) and eBART diesel commuter rail lines, provision for a ferry ride, two museums, and just the right amount of time on your own with a pre-loaded Clipper Card. More details here

Tramways and Tourism in Southern Germany

May 2–21, 2018

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The ERA’s 14th biennial international tour will cover many major and provincial cities in Germany in an extensive 20-day program. We plan on chartering historic equipment (where available), visiting depots and railway museums, utilizing service trams, metros and interurbans, and experiencing escorted sightseeing as we make day excursions from our three base cities. We will stay seven nights in Karlsruhe, six nights in Freiburg and six nights in Munich, all in four-star hotels. More details here

2018 Trip Schedule

PATH Shop Tour

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Photo session at Harrison Station, lunch at Jersey Gardens Mall, drop off at Tottenville Staten Island Railway Station.

Danbury Railroad Museum

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Lunch at Mall, visit to Warehouse Point Trolley Museum.

Newark Light Rail Shop Tour

October 27, 2018

The Elevated Railways of Manhattan

Second Edition

“The Elevated Railways of Manhattan,” traces the colorful history of New York’s elevated railway system from its earliest steam days until its demise. There are 372-pages of rare photos, many in color, and never-before-seen rosters of incredible detail. A must-have collectible for classic rail enthusiasts and hobbyists alike, the gorgeous El book by Eric Oszustowicz is only $59, plus $6.95 shipping and handling. More details here

Headlights 2016

Print Edition

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Headlights gets a new look for the first time in 20 years, and some members are calling it the best issue ever published. Eric Oszustowicz, author of “The Elevated Railways of Manhattan,” answers the question of how the Second Avenue Subway might have turned out had it been finished 86 years ago in “The 1931 IND Plans,” his exclusive examination of actual SAS blueprints. Then John Pappas compares the new streetcar systems of Cincinnati, Kansas City and Granada in our gorgeously illustrated cover story, “A Tale of Three Cities.” A few extra copies are available for only $20 each, including shipping. More details here

Headlights 2015

Print Edition

Campbell

The special 2015 “Traction in Japan” issue of Headlights by John Pappas is still available! It 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 92 pages of 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 are available for only $20 each, including shipping. More details here