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 ›

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 ›

CERA News For October

October at CERA: A Round Trip on the Liberty Bell Limited Step back in time and enjoy rare color film footage the late Gerhard Salomon captured from 1947 to 1951, covering Lehigh Valley Transit Company‘s entire Liberty Bell Line from… Read More ›

Bringing It All Back Home

In the 1940s, 50s, 60s, and even 70s, city after city across America abandoned streetcars and interurbans. For the faithful “juice fan,” as they were sometimes called, it must have seemed like an endless litany of gloom and doom. As… Read More ›