A not-for-profit technical & educational society, established in 1938


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).

Join us January 25, 2019 for Bill Reynold's program on the electric rails of Canada and Mexico.

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.

Probably the best way to keep informed of CERA's upcoming programs and activities is through our new CERA Members Blog. Become a "follower" of our blog, and get automatic e-mail notifications about upcoming programs, special events, fantrips, new publications, and historical information. Take part in the discussions by commenting on blog posts yourself.

CERA’s latest publication, The Fort Dodge Line: Iowa’s Feisty Interurban by Don L. Hofsommer (Bulletin 149) is now in stock and orders are being accepted. Please refer to the Book section of this site for ordering information (individual and commercial orders). CERA welcomes dealer inquiries.

CERA's Bulletin 147 Riding the Bell is SOLD OUT and we will have no further copies made. Thank you to all who helped make this publication a success.

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Central Electric Railfans' Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  P.O. Box 503, Chicago, IL  60690

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