Longtime conventions and trip chairman and former editor of Headlights Jack May will be the presenter of our January meeting. With the pandemic winding down, Jack gradually returned to foreign travel during 2022, and will present a program devoted to his two journeys to Europe this past year, one to France and the other to Belgium.
Since 1985, the number of cities in France sporting light rail lines has increased by more than two dozen, and is now approaching 30. Jack attempted to catch up with developments this past summer and visited eight properties. He will be presenting views of some of the new places, new lines and new extensions that he enjoyed encountering.
Additionally, the Musee du Transport Urbain Bruxellois went all out to celebrate its 40th anniversary, and took over two lines of the Brussels tramway system on a beautiful Sunday this past May. Jack was there riding and photographing the array of streetcars, many over 100 years old. And with the PCC era in Antwerp drawing to a close, he also took a look at these cars on its streets, and visited that city’s tram museum.
Jack traditionally opens each year of ERA meetings with his outstanding presentations. Please join us on Zoom to welcome in the New Year with our first program of 2023!