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  • Myles A. Jarrow Memorial Service 12-30-14

      Myles’ burial took place on Friday in St. Paul, Minnesota.  The memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 30, at 11:30 AM at North Shore Congregation Israel, 1185 Sheridan Road, Glencoe, IL.  Memorials may be made to the charity of… Read More ›

  • Myles A. Jarrow

    During his childhood, Myles Jarrow traveled to many places with his family using streetcars, interurbans, and intercity trains. His earliest memories of riding streetcars in Chicago dated back to the mid-1920s. Among other local attractions, he enjoyed visiting the Balaban… Read More ›

  • One Moment Please…

    The CERA Members Blog will be back up and running in 2015. In the meantime the organization’s main target will be to have the completed B-146 off to the printer this month so it will be ready for distribution to… Read More ›

  • Another Milestone

    There was a time, not so long ago really, in February 2013 when we started writing this blog, and we had practically no readers. It seemed that, no matter how good the posts were (and some of the early posts… Read More ›

  • December @CERA: Going Down Under

    Melbourne articulated car 5001. (Jeff Wien Photo - Wien-Criss Archive)

    Our Next Program: Friday, December 26, 2014 1900 hrs / 7:00pm University Center 525 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605 ESCAPE THE POLAR VORTEX, WE’RE GOING DOWN UNDER! December is sure to bring with it much in the way of… Read More ›

  • Tonight @CERA – The North Side “L”

    Our Next Program: Friday, November 28, 2014 1900 hrs / 7:00pm University Center (Map) The North Side “L” by Bruce Moffat Long-time CERA member and author Bruce Moffat recounts the history of Chicago’s North Side “L” in this informative and… Read More ›

  • Giving Thanks – Part 2

    According to this brochure, the first volume in CERA's famed North Shore Line series appeared just a few months before abandonment.

    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 ›