CENTRAL ELECTRIC RAILFANS' ASSOCIATION

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

Things are happening at CERA!

August Update

Even though the pandemic has caused the cancellation of our last four programs, we are hopeful that University Center will have reopened in time for the September 25 program (to be announced).

Zoom Programming
In the meantime, we invite all members to a CERA Zoom Program on Friday, August 14, 2020.

CERA will be presenting Zoom programs every second Friday of the month beginning on August 14 at 7 p.m. (CDT). We plan to offer these programs to supplement our regular monthly “live” presentations, enabling us to reach out to all CERA members residing outside of the Chicago metro area. Read more at right to learn how to access the meeting.

This is open to all CERA members and anyone else who shares our electric railroading interest. Members will be able to access any previous Zoom program via the CERA website.

The Blog Is Back
CERA’s Blog returns with color traction photographs from the collection of the late Robert Konsbruck. We plan to present these and other images from the CERA archives every three to four weeks.

Also, if anyone has any rail transit news to pass along to the membership, please send it along to us with any accompanying images you might have to ceraoffice@gmail.com. This is your website and we can all participate to make it interesting and exciting to all.

New DVD in our store
Check out the DVD: Midwest Electric Rails, a Charles Smiley offering, specially priced for CERA members and available in our store.

Publications
Editorial and layout work continues on CERA Bulletin 151 (2018 Member Benefit), Trolleys to the Boardwalk, by the late James Henwood, an extensive history of rail transportation in the Atlantic City area.

Plans are to have all material to the printer by the end of August with an anticipated release date around October 1, 2020.

Publication of Bulletin 152 (2019 Member Benefit), Sunshine State Trolleys by Seth Bramson is expected in the first half of 2021. Following that will be publication of Bulletin 153 (2020 Member Benefit) Transit in the Triangle, Vol. 2, by Blaine Hays near the end of 2021.

Upcoming PresentationsUpcoming presenters, tentatively planned for programs at University Center, Chicago.

September 25: TBA
October 23: George Gula
November 27: Bill Van Doren
December 18: Norman Krentel (Note: This meeting will be held on the third Friday of the month.)

We can also provide assistance to anyone wishing to present a

Zoom meeting. Contact us by email at: ceraoffice@gmail.com




MEETING NOTICE

JOIN US FOR CERA'S FIRST-EVER ZOOM PROGRAM!

This is the first of what will become monthly CERA Zoom presentations in addition to our monthly programs held in Chicago's Loop.

CERA'S AUGUST 2020 ZOOM PROGRAM:

RED ARROW LINES AND 
LEHIGH VALLEY TRANSIT

PRESENTED BY JOHN NICHOLSON


August's program, hosted by CERA Board President John Nicholson, is open to all CERA members and anyone else who shares our electric railroading interest.


To join the meeting on Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. log onto Zoom:
Meeting ID: 829 0723 4001
Passcode: 028545

Or listen in by telephone: 313-626-6799

Meeting ID:
82907234001#

Passcode: 028545#









Upcoming Programs

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