2020 Meetings

Detroit 287 at Congress Street. Photo: Peter Ehrlich (October 21, 2018)

Peter Ehrlich

July 17, 2020

Join us on Zoom for this bonus summer presentation by Peter Ehrlich, longtime San Francisco streetcar operator and author of the acclaimed 289-page book “San Francisco’s F-Line.” (Save $20. See below!) All ERA members anywhere in the world are invited to attend this exciting online event!

How to Join Our July Zoom Meeting

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The Zoom meeting becomes available for signing in at 7:15 pm. The show begins at 7:30 pm.


Peter is one of ERA’s accomplished regular photographer/speakers. His presentation spans from all over the U.S. and all the way to Prague in the Czech Republic and includes several segments:

If you have any problems, email Bob Newhouser at bnnyc1955@aol.com, or on the night of the meeting call or text Bob at 917-482-4235. On the night of the program, Bob’s time to assist you may be limited and he may refer you to someone on his team, so our apologies in advance if we have to move on. Most first time Zoom users are able to get on with little or no difficulty.

Enter the promo code “ERA ZOOM” and save $20. Composite Photo: Sandy Campbell

Special Offer

San Francisco’s F-Line

By Peter Ehrlich

The story of how America’s most exciting and successful new transportation experience was built!

“San Francisco’s F-Line” by Peter Ehrlich chronicles streetcar operations from 1860 to 1982, planning for a permanent line, the Trolley Festivals of the 1980s, construction of the F-Line and its opening in 1995, extension to the Wharf and expansion plans, an overview of other historic and modern streetcars in America, and much, much more!

This is the new fourth edition of “San Francisco’s F-Line,” published in October 2019. It incorporates updates and changes since the book’s original publication in October 2012, and the third edition in April 2014.

Save $20

Our friends at the Central Electric Railfans’ Association (CERA) are making “San Francisco’s F-Line” available for a special one-time, non-member price of only $45 with free shipping. Just use the Order Now button below and enter the promo code “ERA ZOOM” upon checkout.

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Message from President Bob Newhouser

With the startup of our very successful Zoom programs, we are also improving distribution of the Bulletin. Members who currently receive the print version of the Bulletin will also now receive the PDF version if we have your e-mail address on file. This will ensure that you receive all notifications of forthcoming Zoom programs. Previously, only e-mail Bulletin subscribers received these notifications. We want to maximize Zoom access to as many members as possible!

Sadly, due to the ongoing regional Covid-19 restrictions on visits to establishments and facilities, ERA day trips, shop and other site visits are cancelled for 2020.  We will look at scheduling such trips in 2021.


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