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).

Join us Friday, March 22, for David Wilson's presentation of "From the Garfield 'L' to Congress Rapid Transit."

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.

Renewal time is here! If you have not yet done so, please considering renewing your 2019 Membership or joining CERA on the Join CERA/Renew Membership page.

CERA’s latest publication, The Fort Dodge Line: Iowa’s Feisty Interurban by Don L. Hofsommer (Bulletin 149) is now in stock and orders are being accepted. Please refer to the Book section of this site for ordering information (individual and commercial orders). CERA welcomes dealer inquiries.

SOLD OUT: CERA's Bulletins 147 Riding the Bell and 148 The Streets of Grand Rapids are sold out.

We will have no further copies made. Thank you to all who helped make these publications such a success.

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