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CERA's Second Friday Zoom Program For December: TEXAS ELECTRIC

  • Friday, December 08, 2023
  • 7:00 PM
  • Via Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/CERANOV23

Texas Electric Railway
Presented by Harvey Laner

Friday, December 8, 2023

At 7:00 p.m. (CST)

Run time:  1h28min

Harvey Laner’s Texas Electric Railway program is a complete history of one of America’s fabled interurban railways from its beginnings in 1899 as the Denison and Sherman Railway to its demise on the last day of December in 1948. 

The pages of CERA Bulletin 121 come to life with commentary by author Johnnie J. Myers and digitized films from the collections of Harvey Laner and the Walter Keevil Archive.

Though the program’s focus is on Texas Electric Railway, cameo coverage of the Northern Texas Traction Company and Texas Interurban Railway is also included. 

The portion of the program on Dallas Railway and Terminal and Waco Transit are commented on by the late Ed Landrum and his son John Landrum. 

Dallas residents Ed Landrum and Phil Cobb founded of the McKinney Avenue Transit Authority in 1983 to return heritage streetcars to Dallas.  Ed’s son John Landrum manages the McKinney Avenue historic streetcar operations.  

The program concludes with a tribute to the railfans who pioneered taking movies in the final years of the Texas Electric Railway. 

The digitized movies of George Krambles, Gordon Zahoric, Larry R. Dickerson, Richard T. Loane, Dick George and George Roush complete this important documentary.

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