Pennsylvania

Giving Thanks – Part 2

In this Thanksgiving post, we are grateful for the North Shore Line, that fabled interurban that sped between Chicago and Milwaukee, giving faithful service right up until the early morning hours of January 21, 1963. Central Electric Railfans’ Association had… Read More ›

A Desire Named “Streetcar”

Chances are, you are familiar with the “Streetcar Named Desire,” which hailed from New Orleans and furnished a wonderful title for a Tennessee Williams play. Here, we present a different streetcar named “Desire,” in a series of mysterious pictures taken… Read More ›

CERA Used Book Exchange – List #4

This month, our used book list is entirely made up of original Electric Railway Historical Society publications, printed between 1952 and 1967. We are selling the extra copies we accumulated while working on the Complete ERHS Collection DVD project. These… Read More ›

The Complete ERHS Collection

Early CERA bulletins were generally very short in length, some just a single sheet of paper, but gradually grew longer over the years. Late in World War II, the Trolley Sparks periodical, started in 1944 by Barney Neuberger, was brought… Read More ›

IRM To Restore the Electroliner

Today, we have a “guest” article by CERA Member Tom Sharratt, who is an active volunteer at the Illinois Railway Museum: IRM TO RESTORE ELECTROLINER IN TIME FOR ITS 75TH ANNIVERSARY The story of the North Shore Line’s Electroliners is well… Read More ›