January Meeting

Jack May

Friday, January 18, 2019

Noted rail photographer Jack May will be the presenter of our January 2019 meeting. Jack will be showing slides from two trips to Europe in 2018. His visit to Paris and certain other cities in a triangle to the north and east begins the show. He will then take us to Poland and Ukraine, where tramway operations contrast sharply with those in the west. Please join us in the new year for a wonderful presentation! More details here

February Meeting

Eric Oszustowicz

Friday, February 15, 2019


Eric Oszustowicz, author of The Elevated Railways of Manhattan, will be the presenter of our February meeting. We will begin with an extensive review of the New York Subway during the last year, followed by a special look back at scenes of our membership over the last 50 years. There will be a follow-up on eastern Ukraine and Poland, and conclude with scenes taken on side trips during the ERA’s 2018 tour of southern Germany. Please join us for a fascinating evening. More details here

Publication Sales

Headlights 2018

El Paso Streetcar, ERA Tour of Southern Germany

The El Paso streetcar opened for service on November 9, 2018, making this our timeliest issue of Headlights yet. Also includes highlights from ERA’s 2018 Tour of Southern Germany. A few extra copies of this amazing issue are available for only $20 each, including shipping, or just $7.95 for the PDF. More details here

Regional Trips

Railroad Hobby Show

Saturday, January 26, 2019


MNYBA welcomes fellow ERA members on a full-day trip to the famous Amherst Railway Society’s Railroad Hobby Show in West Springfield, Mass. This annual model railroading event spans four buildings of railroad and transportation vendors, displays and public information. Try not to miss this one! More details here

Upcoming Trips

Saturday, June 1, 2019

The Museum of Bus Transportation in Hershey, Pa.
The Manheim Historical Society Trolley in Manheim, Pa.
Sponsored by the Metropolitan New York Bus Association

Saturday–Wednesday, August 10-14, 2019

Pittsburgh and Cleveland
Sponsored by the Metropolitan New York Bus Association

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Westchester County and Trolley Museum of New York
Sponsored by the Metropolitan New York Bus Association

Date to be determined

Long Island Rail Road shop tour

Publication Sales

The Elevated Railways of Manhattan

Print Edition

The gorgeous El book by Eric Oszustowicz traces the colorful history of New York’s elevated railway system. 372-pages of rare photos, many in color, and never-before-seen rosters of incredible detail. A must-have for classic rail enthusiasts and hobbyists alike. Only $59 plus $6.95 shipping. More details here

Publication Sales

Headlights 2017

Oranjstad Streetcar, Western European PCCs, Granada Metro

Weighing in at 96 pages, Headlights 2017 is bursting with three spectacular articles. A few extra copies are still available for only $20 each, including shipping, or just $7.95 for the PDF. More details here

Free Downloads

Headlights Indexes



We have added free PDFs of every Headlights index from 1950–1977 (1971 was the Toronto book by John Bromley) for viewing online or download. Thank you John Swindler for your invaluable scanning work! More details here