Central Electric 
Railfans' Association

North Shore Line Encore

Friday, January 23, 2015 3:28 PM | Ed Graziano (Administrator)

The Lake Room, University Center 

525 S. State St, Chicago, IL

July 25, 2015, marks the 60th anniversary of the North Shore Line’s “Shore Line Route” abandonment. January 21, 2015 marks the 52nd anniversary of the total abandonment of the railroad.

Tonight we will view various aspects of the beloved North Shore Line through an encore presentation of the 50th Anniversary North Shore Line Program which was originally presented at CERA on January 25, 2013. North Shore enthusiasts never tire of seeing visual representations of their beloved interurban when all was still operational and every day was “business as usual” even in the shadow of protracted abandonment proceedings. If you missed this program the first time around, here is your chance to see this famous and colorful interurban brought back to life in an engrossing collection of digitized and restored black-and-white and color film.

Join us for an evening on the North Shore Line. Crying towels are in limited supply and available upon request.

The Annual Membership Meeting has been postponed until February. The Audit Committee requires additional time to complete its review of CERA’s finances and issue an up-to-date report on the organization’s financial state to its members.

Also, there are three Board of Directors positions up for election, but to date we only have the names of two candidates to place on the ballot. If you would like to give of your time to CERA and are interested in serving on the Board, please contact Nominations Committee Chairman Raymond DeGroote by email at rdg6018ray@yahoo.com.

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Note: Current estimates are that B-146 will be released sometime in February 2015—a very welcome event to bring in the New Year


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