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).

Remembering Roy G. Benedict

CERA remembers
a longtime friend
of the organization 
in our Blog.


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.

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

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