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December @CERA: Going Down Under

Saturday, November 29, 2014 3:41 PM | Ed Graziano (Administrator)

Our Next Program:

Friday, December 26, 2014
1900 hrs / 7:00pm
University Center
525 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605

ESCAPE THE POLAR VORTEX, WE’RE GOING 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.

A grand union in Melbourne. (Jeff Wien Photo - Wien-Criss Archive)

A grand union in Melbourne. (Jeff Wien Photo – Wien-Criss Archive)

Melbourne articulated car 3014. (Jeff Wien Photo - Wien-Criss Archive)

Melbourne articulated car 3014. (Jeff Wien Photo – Wien-Criss Archive)

 

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.

Lighting Up Kenosha

From Brad Preston:


Downtown Kenosha’s 2014 Lightin’ Up and City Tree Lighting event with Kenosha Streetcars 4606 & 4609 (the Chicago and Pittsburgh cars) decorated and filled to capacity!


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