ERA membership will give you access to the following:
Electric Railroaders’ Assoc., Inc. is a non-profit educational organization consisting of people from all walks of life interested in the history and progress of electric railways. The ERA was founded August 15, 1934 by Edwin Jay (E.J.) Quinby, 1894–1981. Benefits of ERA membership include monthly meetings, monthly newsletters, a yearly magazine, regional trips, annual conventions and biennial international tours.
All ERA members may come to our monthly meetings to see photo, movie and video 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.
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 our annual magazine, 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.
The ERA is famous for its exciting trips and events. Our 2018 events included the Connecticut Day Trip and the Newark Light Rail Trip.
All ERA members are invited to attend our annual conventions, held each year in a North American city with electric rail operations. The 2018 Convention was held in San Francisco.
Every even-numbered year, the ERA conducts a multi-week tour of urban, rural and interurban traction systems in a foreign country. Previous tours have been conducted to Spain, Japan, Italy, Romania, Scandinavia and Poland. The 2018 international tour was held in Southern Germany.
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!