A not-for-profit technical & educational society, established in 1938


Central Electric Railfans' Association is one of the nation's premier railfan organizations, hosting regular programs and events about electric railroading (both past and present). CERA also publishes books like none other about the history and operations of our great rail history. Help support CERA by becoming a member today! CERA publishes "bulletins" from time to time—typically a hardcover book, annually—and active members are entitled to at least one bulletin per membership year.

Probably the best way to keep informed of CERA's upcoming programs and activities is through our new CERA Members Blog. Become a "follower" of our blog, and get automatic e-mail notifications about upcoming programs, special events, fantrips, new publications, and historical information. Take part in the discussions by commenting on blog posts yourself.

Please view the RAILFAN Magazine review of CERA's Chicago Streetcar Pictorial here

CERA is pleased to announce that Bulletin 147, Riding the Bell: Lehigh Valley Transit's Liberty Bell Route is back in stock and orders are being accepted. Please refer to the book section of this site for ordering information. We welcome dealer inquiries.

Upcoming Programs

  • The Lake Street "L" "Mike's Upstairs railroad" Presented by Bruce Moffat Friday November 25, 2016

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Central Electric Railfans' Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  P.O. Box 503, Chicago, IL  60690

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