Month: June 2014

A Tale of Two Awards

The 1923 “Insull Trophy” At our June 18th meeting, your CERA Directors presented Jeff Wien with a token of our appreciation for his 26 years of continuous service as a Board member.  We do not know all the details behind… Read More ›

Two Important Anniversaries

  When you hear talk of 99 years nowadays, it’s usually in the context of something like Chicago giving a private operator a 99-year lease to run the City’s parking meters.  But today, we have something else in mind. The… Read More ›

A Rare Find!

Editor’s Note- Today’s guest columnist is Jeffrey L. Wien, longtime MCERA and an active railfan since the mid-1950s.  Jeff has been a CERA Director since 1988 and is also one of the authors of our Chicago Streetcar Pictorial: The PCC… Read More ›