Join the Electric Railroaders’ Association for 2018

Choose the ERA membership that’s right for you:

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Full Membership:
All Print $75

Includes the deluxe print editions of The Bulletin, Headlights and trip notices sent via mail.

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Full Membership:
Digital Bulletin $40

Save $35 by receiving the digital edition of The Bulletin. Headlights and trip notices sent via mail.

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Youth Membership:
Digital Digital $20

Digital edition of The Bulletin. Print edition of Headlights. Limited to members no older than 30.

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LRTA Add-on

Subscribe to Tramways & Urban Transit for $95 and Tramway Review for $35, or save $11 and receive both for only $117.

How to join:

  1. Fill out the New Member Application below and press the Submit button.
  2. Follow the instructions on the secure credit card payment form.
  3. Already an ERA member? If you would like to renew, click here.
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ERA membership will give you access to the following:

Annual Convention in San Francisco

ERA members at the 2004 Convention returning to a chartered VTA Light Rail car after a photo stop at the Old Ironsides Station during the San Jose day trip. The late Frank S. Miklos, then president of the ERA, is on the right in the foreground; behind him, from left, are John Pappas and Ray Berger.

Monthly Meetings

All ERA members may come to our monthly meetings to see photo and movie presentations by well-known transit writers and photographers. The meetings take place on the third Friday of each month at The Roosevelt Hotel adjacent to Grand Central Terminal.

Regional Trips

The ERA is famous for its exciting trips and events. In 2017 alone we have conducted our annual Grand Central Terminal Tour, a Croton-Harmon Shop Tour, a Connecticut Day Trip, a 207th Street Shop Tour, and the Pittsburgh Weekend.

Annual Conventions

All ERA members are invited to attend our annual conventions, held each year in a North American city with electric rail operations. Conventions in recent years have been held in Houston/Dallas, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Denver/Salt Lake, Boston, Chicago, Portland, Oregon and Washington, D.C. The 2017 ERA Convention took place in Atlanta and New Orleans.

International Tours

Every even year, the ERA conducts a multi-week tour of urban, rural and interurban traction systems in a foreign country. Previous trips have been conducted to Japan, Italy, Romania, Scandinavia, Poland and Spain. The 2018 international tour will be held in Southern Germany.

Monthly Newsletter

All ERA members receive monthly issues of The Bulletin. Each issue consists primarily of news about New York-area transit, with additional reporting devoted to national and international systems. 


All ERA members receive an annual issue of Headlights, America’s premier journal dedicated to light rail transit, subways, interurbans, electric railroads and other forms of electric transportation around the world. Each full color, ad-free issue is packed with in-depth coverage contributed by leading writers and photographers in the transit field.

LRTA Membership Add-on

U.S. members of the ERA may join the British Light Rail Transit Association and receive subscriptions to their publications at special discounted rates. For $95 you can receive 12 printed issues of LRTA’s monthly magazine Tramways & Urban Transit via airmail. For $33 you can receive four printed issues of LRTA’s quarterly digest Tramway Review via airmail. Save $11 and receive both publications for only $117!