The Central Electric Railfans' Association is one of the nations premier railfan organizations, hosting regular programs and events about electric railroading (both past and present). CERA also publishes books like none other about the history and operations of our great rail history. Help support CERA by becoming a member today! CERA publishes "bulletins" from time to time—typically a hardcover book, annually—and Active members are entitled to at least one bulletin per membership year.

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Our Next Program:

Friday, December 26, 2014
1900 hrs / 7:00pm
University Center (Map)

CERA Goes "Down Under"


December is sure to bring with it much in the way of cold weather and the possibility of snow and ice. However, in Australia and New Zealand, in the Land Down Under, December is the height of Summer. Long, warm days with lots of sunshine await us Down Under.

December 26th, Boxing Day in both Australia and New Zealand, promises to bring you exciting videos of the electric trams and cable trams of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and time permitting, recent videos of the current trolley bus operation in Wellington, New Zealand which is slated for abandonment on June 30, 2017.

Melbourne has the third largest streetcar system in the World, and Wellington has the only left hand trolley buses on the face of the Earth.

Since CERA will be celebrating the Boxing Day holiday on the night of our program, admission will be free to all attendees as CERA's holiday gift.

B-146 Update: Barring any unforeseen problems with our printer, we hope to have B-146 in the hands of our members by the middle of January 2015.