CENTRAL ELECTRIC RAILFANS' ASSOCIATION

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

WHAT'S NEW AT CERA!

Harvey Laner is back by popular demand for our April Zoom program, this Friday, April 9 at 7 p.m. (Central). Don't miss the LIVE program!

Traction Wanderlust
A filmed visit to the remaining traction operations in the U.S. and Canada in the years between 1955 and 1958

As a teenager in the mid-1950s, Harvey Laner embarked upon several journeys to ride and record on 8mm film the traction properties still operating in the U.S. and Canada.

Join us as Harvey takes us along on his journey as we view scenes on the following: U.S.: CA&E, CNS&M, CSS&SB, CTA streetcar and “L,” Milwaukee streetcars, St. Louis Public Service, Illinois Terminal, Shaker Heights, Pittsburgh Railways, Philadelphia streetcars, Red Arrow Lines, Baltimore, DC Transit System, El Paso City Lines, New Orleans Public Service, Portland Traction
Canada: Montreal streetcars, London & Port Stanley, Niagara, St. Catharines & Toronto, Ottawa streetcars,  British Columbia Electric, Quebec Ry Light & Power

This digital presentation will last about two hours. All are welcome. 

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82099435114?pwd=T2xFcHdlSTliNjNyRkxDcHVXd2pHZz09

Meeting ID: 820 9943 5114

Passcode: 466689

Dial in: 312-626-6799

MEMBERS ONLY ZOOM NIGHT
Friday, April 23, 2021 at 7 p.m. (Central)

Later in the month, we'll have another Members Only Zoom night, complete with News of the Day, a short presentation and Member Conversation. Members: Look to your mailbox and email box in the coming days!

MEMBERSHIP MAKES IT HAPPEN!

If you're new to CERA, or have just not joined or renewed, please consider becoming a 2021 Member. It is through membership dollars that we are able to produce our fascinating books, provide monthly virtual programs and - we hope in the near future - return to in-person programming and railfan trips.
If you aren't a member and want to be part of our Fourth Friday Members Only nights, each month, please become a member online, by c
licking on the Join link above today. And be sure to give us your email address! We'll get you the members' only link by email!

NEW RECORDING: CERA TIME TRAVELS ON CHICAGO'S METROPOLITAN "L"

On Friday, Feb. 12, 2021 Bruce Moffat presented: Chicago’s Metropolitan “L”. The Zoom program recording is available here.

OTHER CERA ZOOM PROGRAMS

RIDE THE NORTH SHORE LINE AGAIN!We were happy to see at least 282 viewers on our Jan. 22 program about the North Shore Line. Watch the recorded program by following this link.


MANHATTAN TRANSFER

David Wilson takes us on a trip to New York City in this recorded Zoom program.

THE LOOP "L"

Patrick Reardon's history of The Loop: The "L" Tracks That Shaped and Saved Chicago. The edited video of the program is now live.

Ray DeGroote's October railfanning in Hungary and the Czech Republic, is also available.

And from John Nicholson comes September's presentation ofthe Chicago South Shore and South Bend.

If you’d like to present a program with CERA via Zoom, contact us. We can scan your photos or slides and format them into a PowerPoint program for presentation.

Please consider donating to CERA. Our members and non-members alike help us keep providing monthly programming, annual books, periodic trips and events and more. Simply click on the donate button.

FEBRUARY ZOOM PROGRAM NOW AVAILABLE!

Listen as watch as long time CERA member and author Bruce Moffat takes you on a look back at one of the Chicago "L" system's major predecessor companies -- the Metropolitan West Side Elevated.  Opening in 1895, as the third elevated railway to serve Chicago, it was the first to open using electricity.

Bruce's Feb. 12 program is NOW AVAILABLE TO WATCH.


Upcoming Programs

  • LIVE PROGRAMS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 MANDATES

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