To the Family of Ed Tennyson, we at the Central Electric Railfans’ Association wish to express our deepest sympathies upon learning about the passing of Ed on July 14th. Ed was a loyal member of CERA since he joined our organization on December 11, 1944, and was one of our longest participating members. Ed had a special place in the hearts of our members, because throughout his life he dedicated his efforts to the preservation and development of electric transit everywhere. As an outspoken advocate of the modern streetcar in American cities, Ed lead the way by promoting the development of new streetcar systems wherever he could. For that we will always hold a debt of gratitude. Words cannot express our sense of appreciation to Ed for his lifelong vigorous support of rail transportation.
The CERA Board of Directors
Among his other accomplishments in his long career, Mr. Tennyson was one of the last living employees of Speedrail, which made a valiant attempt to continue rapid transit service in Milwaukee during the late 1940s.
You can read more about Edson Tennyson’s life and career here and here.
Mr. Tennyson’s family has posted an obituary here, where you may pay your respects.