Tonight’s CERA program features two hours of rare color films of Lehigh Valley Transit’s interurbans, the famed Liberty Bell Limited and Easton Limited. The program will start promptly at 7 and end at 9. We hope that you can join us as we step back in time to view the last old-fashioned Pennsylvania over hill, over dale, street running and side of the road interurban, which also ran on the P&W between Philadelphia and Norristown.
An LVT 1000-series car (ex Cincinnati & Lake Erie). These cars provided the bulk of Liberty Bell Limited service from 1939 until abandonment in 1951. (Photographer unknown)
A rare three-car train of older 700-800 series cars on a Liberty Bell Limited fantrip in 1950. (Photographer unknown)
LVT used four Cincinnati curved-side cars (ex-Dayton & Troy) on the Easton Limited interurban from 1939-49. Here is one towards the end of service, looking a bit worse for wear. (Photographer unknown)
These films were taken by the late Gerhard Solomon, and are brought to you by special arrangement with the Rockhill Trolley Museum.
Friday, October 25, 2013
1900 hrs / 7:00pm
525 S State St, Chicago, IL
Admission is free for current CERA Members, and $5 for non-members.
We will also be selling copies of our new book Trolley Sparks Special #1 at the meeting for $32, which includes 9.25% Illinois Sales Tax.
PS- There are three tables set up at each monthly CERA meeting. The table nearest the door is reserved for CERA’s use. The other two tables can be used by members to sell their wares on a first-come, first-served basis.
Table setup is not permitted once the meeting has started, and attendees are not permitted to sell items without a table. Everyone’s cooperation with these rules is greatly appreciated.
This photo of CTA 4391 in Chinatown appears on CERA’s 2014 membership card. The only surviving Chicago postwar PCC car is now at the Illinois Railway Museum. (Photo by Charles L. Tauscher, Wien-Criss Archive)
CERA memberships for 2013 and 2014 can also be purchased at the meeting or via our web site.
-Your CERA Directors