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The Electric Railway Historical Association of Southern California

The ERHA logo was designed by member Richard Burk and first appeared on the September 1963 issue of TimepointsThe ERHA of SC meets the 3rd Friday night of every month at the Community Room of the South Pasadena Library. Our meetings always feature the best in traction related movie, slide and/or video programs by our members and noted guests. Monthly meetings are always FREE to the public.
  • The association sponsors several fan trips throughout the year on chartered streetcars and LRVs in cities around California.
  • The organization also sponsors special events such as our annual banquet and silent movie nights with live Wurlitzer organ accompaniment.
  • Members receive the association's journal, TIMEPOINTS filled with stories and photos on Southern California streetcar topics.
   ERHA logo mugs, t-shirts and mouse pads

2012-2016 Programs upcoming include:


  • August Glendale Burbank Line in the 1940s and 50s. Operation of the line in its final years, Fan trips with the 1028, 1299 and 1111 as well as last day runs, post last day fan trips and scenes of the line's removal in 1955 and 1956.
  • September Streetcars of Mexico in the 1950s and 60s. Featuring Mexico City, Veracruz and Tampico. The images are from Jim Walker, Jack Ferrier, Ira Swett and Alan Fishel.
  • October Los Angeles Streetcars in the 1930s and 1940s.
  • November There will be no meeting due to the meeting room being unavailable.
  • December 50th anniversary of the abandonment of the Los Angeles-Van Nuys Rail Line, many photos of PEs San Fernando Valley operations.


  • February, 2016 Expo Line ERHA fantrip Union Station to Santa Monica Station

  • Monthly Meeting Location: South Pasadena Library Community Room is located at 1055 El Centro Street in the city of South Pasadena. (between Diamond & Fairview Avenues)

    South Pasadena Station Ride LAMTA Gold Line to South Pasadena Station, exit to El Centro, Library is 2 short blocks east on the south side of El Centro Street.

    Doors open - 6:30PM, Meeting begins - 7:30PM

    Dough-nuts and coffee are available for a nominal charge (back)

    The Electric Railway Historical Association of Southern California is a non-profit organization formed in 1950 to promote the memory and scholarship of the street railways and interurbans of Southern California. Memberships are $30/year (U.S.) for persons at United States addresses. Families may join for $35/year (U.S.) also at United States mailing addresses. Subscriptions are available to TIMEPOINTS for those interested from other countries at $65/year (U.S.) To join or subscribe please mail your check to:

    The Electric Railway Historical Association of Southern California
    1 World Trade Center
    PO Box 32161
    Long Beach, CA 90832-2161
    Checks may be made out to "ERHA of SC" for simplicity

    Please include your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address
    and please let us know what your areas of interest are.

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    ERHA 50th Anniversary Trip Photos  March 18, 2000

    2010-11 ERHA Board of Directors
    Recording Secretary
    Membership Secretary

    Please e-mail Membership Secretary Jim Baker with membership or other inquires.
    e-mail to:James Baker Be sure to enclose your e-mail address.

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