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"Totem" Across the Cities: A Review of Electric Transit in the Pacific Northwest

  • Friday, March 24, 2017
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • University Center 525 S. State St. Chicago, IL

March at CERA

“Totem” Across the Cities:

A Review of Electric Transit in the Pacific Northwest

Presented by David Wilson

Friday, March 24, 2017, at 7 p.m. CDT

University Center

Loop River Room

(Note: New room is next to the old one)

525 S. State Street, Chicago, IL

(Located between Congress Parkway and Harrison Street)

The Loop River Room is located on the second floor. After entering the lobby, go through the glass doors on your left for stair and elevator access to the area. Doors open at 6 p.m.

In tonight’s program, noted transit historian David Wilson will present a review of electric transit properties in Portland, Tacoma, and Seattle. Included will be their past histories, current operations, and plans for the future. If you attended David’s program last year, you’ll know this one will feature a plethora of images and maps along with his expert commentary and analysis of electric transit in this area. We look forward to seeing you on the 24th.


This will be the last meeting notice you will receive if you have not paid your CERA 2017 membership dues.  Dues are $45 for Regular members, $90 for Contributing members, and $180 for Sustaining members.  You can pay on line, or send a check to CERA at P. O. Box 503, Chicago, IL 60690.

Membership cards have been sent to all members who have paid so far.  If you have not received yours, please advise us.

The CERA Newscast

We encourage you to submit any photos or information on electric rail transit developments in North America and beyond. This could be in the form of electric transit news found on the Web, any of your recent photos (light rail, electric commuter, subway, or museum), or even a few pictures from the past. If you wish to participate, send your digital images as JPEG attachments to us at: ceraoffice@gmail.com

Slides or photos to be scanned can be mailed to our office:

CERA, P.O. Box 503, Chicago, IL 60690

Slides will be immediately returned to the contributor after scanning. Become part of this enjoyable feature of our CERA programs by contributing your news and photos.

Programs to Come

April: Modern Light Rail and Streetcar Systems by Peter Erhlich

May: The Laurel Line by George Gula

June: Traction along the Fox River by William Shapotkin

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