Event calendar

CERA puts on regular programs and other, special events from time to time. Programs on aspects of electric railroads of yesterday and today typically occur monthly, with a few exceptions.


Our Next Program:

Friday, December 26, 2014
1900 hrs / 7:00pm
University Center (Map)

CERA Goes "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.

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.


Have a program idea? Have some knowledge and some slides you want to share? Let us know—we’re always looking for new program ideas and presenters! Programs are presented in digital format.

Newscast/Electric Rail Highlights: Sometimes our programs have a special section where member contributions are showcased—it's a bit like a visual "show & tell" for railfans. If you have electric railway images or announcements, we encourage you to contribute!

Please contact us at ceraoffice@gmail.com to contribute!


Upcoming programs

January 24, 2015: North Shore Line

February 27, 2015: The CTA Then and Now

March 27, 2015: George Krambles at 100 by Art Peterson

April 24, 2015: San Francisco by Peter Ehrlich

May 22, 2015: TBA

June 26, 2015: Wisconsin Traction in Twilight by Russ Schultz and Jeff Wien

If you have a program idea, let us know—we are always looking for contributors to showcase electric railways both new and old.