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CERA News for June 15, 2014

Sunday, June 15, 2014 3:18 PM | Ed Graziano (Administrator)

Used Book Exchange List #5

FYI, our next used used book list will be mailed on July 1st, and uploaded to our blog one week later. This will provide more of a level playing field between our “snail mail” types and the Internet-savvy crowd.

Our latest list will include mainly CERA books, but also a smattering from other publishers, and also some original ERHS bulletins.

IRM 2014 Trolley Pageant

This just in from IRM President Joe Stupar:

Following on the heels of last year’s 60 cars for 60 years event, the Illinois Railway Museum is proud to announce the first all-day trolley parade event ever! On Saturday, July 5th, starting with the 10:30 AM departure, all parade equipment will operate in revenue service with passengers on board. That’s right: each consist will enter the main depot and board passengers. You might say, “Thats going to take all day…” And you may be right. If there is something unique that you always wanted ride but couldn’t, this is the day. In addition to the main line, several streetcars will also be operating on the streetcar loop.

This timetable is for informational purposes only. The usual disclaimers apply: This event is subject to weather, mechanical condition of equipment, and anything else that may happen between now and then.

10:30 AM CA&E 36-308-309
10:45 AM CRT 1797-1268
11:00 AM Coach Train #1
11:30 AM CA&E 409-431-460
11:45 AM CNS&M 714-160
12:00 PM CNS&M 229
12:15 PM IT 101
12:30 PM CTA 4290-4412
12:45 PM TM D13
1:00 PM Coach Train #2
1:30 PM CNS&M 251-749
1:45 PM CTA 41-30
2:00 PM CTA 2153-2154
2:15 PM CTA 2200s
2:25 PM Demonstration Freight Train
2:45 PM CA&E 409-431-460
3:00 PM Coach Train #3
3:15 PM CSS&SB 1100
3:45 PM CSS&SB 34-40
4:15 PM IC 1380-1198
5:00 PM Coach Train #4

Second Chance Program

Our January program on the Illinois Terminal Railroad was very well received, but due to the cold weather, there were several CERA members who were unable to attend. We are pleased to report that everyone will have a second chance to see the program, thanks to the Railroad Club and Shortlines Society of Chicago:

Illinois Terminal
by Robert Heinlein and Ray Piesczuk, with additional material by Ray DeGroote

7:30 pm, Friday, June 20, 2014

Railroad & Shortlines Club of Chicago

RSCC presents an Illinois Terminal program. This program was presented last winter at CERA, but weather discouraged some people from attending. There will be additional material on freight service after the end of passenger service.

We meet at
Chicago Union Station
500 W. Jackson Blvd., Room 107A
Chicago, Illinois

Please enter at 500 W Jackson Blvd between Clinton and Canal. Main waiting room may be closed for a private party.
Call 312 725-0432 during meeting for assistance.

Phone number for program announcements: 312 725-0432

For program announcements by email, send a blank message to:

For more information about Railroad & Shortlines Club of Chicago

posted by Adam Kerman, Club president

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