Monthly Meeting

Friday, December 16, 2016

A Grahl

The presenter of our December meeting will be ERA Program Chairman Andrew Grahl. Andrew has a wonderful slideshow planned covering 2016 streetcar openings, Canadian traction news, Northern Quebec and Labrador, classic Kodachromes and more. Please join us for a special end-of-year show that will have something of interest for all!

Penn Station Central Control Tour

Saturday, December 17, 2016


Sold out The ERA is pleased to announce a FREE tour of the Penn Station Central Control Center (PSCC). Also known as the Claytor-Scannell Control Center, this is our first visit to the control center in many years and it is sure to be a treat.

Railroad Hobby Show

Saturday, January 28, 2017


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!

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The Elevated Railways of Manhattan

Back in Print!

The first edition of Eric R. Oszustowicz’s epic 372-page book sold out in less than one month! Due to overwhelming demand for this incomparable reference, the ERA is proud to announce that a second edition of The Elevated Railways of Manhattan is now available worldwide for $59, plus shipping and handling. Three years in the making, this massive endeavor is a wonder to behold. It is full of rare photos, many in color, and never-before-seen rosters of incredible detail. Researched and written by Eric with the help of numerous ERA volunteers, the second edition incorporates several important edits throughout. We think you’ll agree that this painstaking effort has paid off.

Traction in Japan

Still Available!

A few extra copies of the special 2015 issue of Headlights by John Pappas are 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. Only $20 each, including shipping.