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The Central Electric Railfans' Association is one of the nation's 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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CERA's Chicago PCC Weekend, September 26-28, 2014

CERA will celebrate the Chicago PCC Weekend from September 26-28, 2014 with three special events. Get your tickets online or by mail before this event is completely "sold out!"

Our Next Program:

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

Chicago Streetcar Pictorial Round Table

Our next book Chicago Streetcar Pictorial: the PCC Car Era 1936-1958 will be published in August. To commemorate this, we are inviting all the living photographers who have work in the book to take part in a moderated discussion that will be videotaped for eventual DVD release. Meet the book's three authors in person and get your copy of B-146 signed at this once-in-a-lifetime "oral history" event.

See rare films and images of Chicago PCC streetcars. There will be displays of memorabilia and a question-and-answer session as well.

Since we expect the demand for seats to far exceed the supply, this will be a ticketed event. Information on how to get tickets will be mailed out to current CERA Members starting on July 1st. Be sure to join us for a unique, entertaining and informative slice of Chicago history. Get your ticket before this event is completely "sold out."

Admission is free for current CERA members. There will be a $5.00 Admission charge for non-members.