Join the Electric Railroaders’ Association for 2017

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 25.

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LRTA Add-on

Subscribe to Tramways & Urban Transit for $100 and Tramway Review for $34, or save $7 and receive both for only $127.

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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 2016 alone we have conducted tours of Grand Central Terminal, the SEPTA Fern Rock Shop, the Black River & Western Railroad and a the upcoming Rochester, Cleveland and Buffalo 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 and Portland, Oregon. The 2016 ERA Convention will take place in Washington, D.C. with side trips to Norfolk, Va. and Baltimore, Md.

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 and Poland. The 2016 international tour was held in Spain.

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. 

Headlights

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 $100 you can receive 12 printed issues of LRTA’s monthly magazine Tramways & Urban Transit via airmail. For $34 you can receive four printed issues of LRTA’s quarterly digest Tramway Review via airmail. Save $7 and receive both publications for only $127!