September Meeting

Friday, September 15, 2017

Join us this September 15 as Paul Gawkowski presents a fantastic digital slideshow covering Amtrak’s Southwest Chief (Los Angeles-Albuquerque) and Crescent (New York-New Orleans), the New Mexico RailRunner, and light rail and streetcars in the south and southwest including New Orleans, Tucson, Phoenix, and Los Angeles’ LRT extensions to Santa Monica and the Foothills — plus a few surprises. More details here

New Jersey Day Trip

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Join us as the ERA concludes the summer with a scenic day trip through New Jersey to visit the Phillipsburg Railroad Historians Museum and take a ride along the Delaware River on a steam train. At lunch time, we will dine in the open-platform Blue Comet dining car at the Clinton Station Diner, home of the astonishing 50-pound Mt. Olympus Burger. After lunch, we will visit the restored Phillipsburg Union Station and view the restoration of Public Service Car 2651. We look forward to seeing you there! More details here

207th Street Shop Tour

Saturday, August 5, 2017

The ERA is pleased to announce a guided visit of the NYC Transit 207th Street Yard and Heavy Maintenance Shop in Inwood. General Superintendent Rose Duff and Superintendent Billy Allcot of NYC Transit will be our hosts to point out all of the interesting features of the shop. We look forward to seeing you there! More details here

2017 ERA Annual Convention

Saturday, July 1–Wednesday, July 5, 2017


The 2017 ERA Annual Convention is taking place in two cities, Atlanta from July 1–4 and New Orleans for July 4 and 5. Highlights of this year’s convention will include riding the new Atlanta Streetcar through the Martin Luther King historic district, a tour of the MARTA heavy rail shop, a visit to the famed Southeastern Railway Museum, and a tour of New Orleans’ comprehensive streetcar network starting with North America’s oldest railroad, the St. Charles Streetcar (1835). This is ERA’s first visit to these two dynamic metropolitan areas, making it a convention not to be missed! More details here

Connecticut Day Trip

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The ERA will kick off this summer with a day trip to two fantastic rail museums in Connecticut. We will visit the Shore Line Trolley Museum in East Haven and the Railroad Museum of New England in Thomaston. We’ll conclude the day with a steam train ride on the Naugatuck Railroad over the former New Haven Railroad Naugatuck Valley Branch. We look forward to seeing you there! More details here

Monthly Meeting Notice

Friday, June 16, 2017


Join us this June as Ron Yee presents a railfan’s tour of Hong Kong, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from his December 2016 visit. Ron’s digital slideshow will showcase the area’s great blend of light rail, people-mover, rapid transit and commuter rail systems that are coordinated into one mass transit service for the entire region. Don’t miss our last meeting before summer! More details here

Monthly Meeting Notice

Friday, May 19, 2017


The presenter at our May meeting will be Nick DiBari. Nick’s digital slideshow will be a large collection of his photos from several trips he has made in the last few years, including Indiana, Cleveland and Montreal. There will also be scenes from two of the great “streetcar cities,” New Orleans and Toronto. Please join us for a wonderful presentation! More details here

Monthly Meeting Notice

Friday, April 21, 2017


The presenter at our April meeting will be Max Diamond. Max will present a combination of photos and videos that will delve into unusual reroutes, non-revenue transfers and work trains throughout the New York City Subway, plus a preview of his BVEStation train simulator. Please join us for a unforgettable evening. More details here

Croton-Harmon Shop Tour

April 22, 2017

A behind-the-scenes look at one of the newest, most state-of-the-art railroad maintenance facilities in the United States. Free for all paid ERA members. We are limited to 30 participants! More details here

Grand Central Terminal Tour

March 25, 2017

The ERA is pleased to announce its 35th annual guided tour of Grand Central Terminal on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Join us for a morning of exploring one of New York’s architectural masterpieces. More details here

Monthly Meeting Notice

Friday, March 17, 2017


The presenter at our March meeting will be Jeffrey Erlitz. Jeff’s digital slideshow will lead us on a trip around the New York metropolitan area looking at electric traction properties in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Please join us for a wonderful presentation! More details here

Monthly Meeting Notice

Friday, February 17, 2017


Eric R. Oszustowicz, author of “The Elevated Railways of Manhattan,” will be the presenter for our February meeting. Eric’s slideshow will encompass a diverse group of subjects, from New York City to the American Southwest and over to Spain. Please join us for an interesting evening! More details here

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! More details here

Monthly Meeting Notice

Friday, January 20, 2017


Legendary transit photographer Jack May will be the presenter at our first meeting of 2017. Jack made two trips to Europe in 2016. His slideshow will include visits from his first trip to Palermo in Sicily, Cagliari and Sassari in Sardinia, and Mt. Etna. Jack’s second trip centered on a Baltic Sea cruise, with a number of shore visits to cities that have trams and metros. Please join us for this interesting and informative program. More details here