2021 Meetings

Peter Ehrlich

May 21, 2021

Yellow/white Peter Witt tram 1673 at Piazza Cairoli in Milan, with Castello Sforzesco in the background. Photo: Peter Ehrlich (March 17, 2008)

Noted traction author and retired San Francisco Municipal Railway streetcar motorman Peter Ehrlich is our speaker for this month’s program. His presentation will focus on trams in Milan, a place Peter has visited almost annually since 1997. Scenes will include the legendary Peter Witts, a Milanese icon since 1928, and are today the oldest trams running in Europe for a public transit agency.

Peter worked at the San Francisco Municipal Railway from 1979 to 2005, the last 10 years being assigned to PCCs, Milan trams and vintage cars running on the F-Market & Wharves line. He continues to document traction across North America and Europe. His book, “San Francisco’s F-Line,” is available from the ERA HERE. Follow the directions to get the ERA’s $20 discount.

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