The Electric Railway Clubs of Florida was organized in 1986, and has steadily grown over the years. We are a non-profit organization. If you are interested in any phase of electric, interurban or city street railways (past, present or future), let us have your name and address so that we can notify you about meeting times and places.
The purpose of the Club is to encourage interest in the study of electric railroads in general, and specifically, the history of street, interurban and mainline electric railways. Model building, display and operation of various electric railway models in all scales and gauges are primary activities of members as well. We also publish a newsletter, "The Live Overhead," providing prototype and modeling information. In addiiton, information on current developments in the electric railway industry (light rail, heavy rail, historic/vintage rail, commuter rail) is regularly circulated on a Club list serve.
Meetings: Two divisions are active at present. One division is located in Southeast Florida (Indian River County and south) while the other division is located in Central Flroida which encompasses the Orlando, Daytona Beach, Jacksonville, Tampa Bay and Ocala areas. Individual groups meet either monthly or bimonthly (depending on divisions) on Saturday or Sunday afternoons often at members' homes. The meeting generally are held from noon or 1 PM to 5 PM. Once a year, a state-wide "Trolleymens'Meet," or mini-convention, is held combining both of the divisions. At this Annual "Trolleymen's" Meet, a full program is provided including clinics, videos, and modular operation in several gauges. Evenings are filled with presentations on both historic and current systems.
Annual dues are $10.00.
If you are interested, please fill out the information requested below and either hand it to one of our members or mail it to the address listed provided below. We will send you information on the division nearest to you. Thank you very much for your consideration in becoming a member.
Mailing address for the Electric Railway Clubs of Florida:
Howard Stevens Phone: 386-672-4059
55 Village Drive E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ormond Beach, FL 32176
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