One of the Association’s most popular activities is our monthly meetings, which are held at the Midtown Hotel, 220 Huntington Avenue in Boston. They are always open to all and free of charge.
Meetings begin at 7:30PM, typically on the first Saturday of every month. A short business meeting (including a detailed current events segment on MBTA news and transit happenings near and far) is followed by an entertainment program, consisting of film and digital slideshows, videos and films of past and present transit operations from around the Northeast, the nation, and the world. Entertainment begins at aproximately 8:15PM and generally lasts about two hours.
In the event of severe weather, we may be forced to cancel a meeting. A notice will be posted on the home page of this website, and on our Facebook and Twitter feeds, by 4PM the day of the meeting in the rare event of a cancellation.
We are always looking for presenters at future meetings! If you are interested, please contact us. We generally seek presentations of historic or recent-event subjects, especially those involving cities in the Northeast.
November 2, 2019
Midwestern Transit Through the Years
Clark Frazier will present St. Louis Public Service streetcar operation in 1958 and 1959, plus early MetroLink slides from the 1990s. He’ll also show the Chicago North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad, and the Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad, plus some Chicago Transit Authority scenes from 1958–1960 and the 1990s.
December 7, 2019
Classic Streetcars and Interurbans of the World
Clark Frazier returns this month to present classic streetcars from around the world that were still in service in the 1980s, in a whirlwind tour of systems from Austria, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland, France, Sweden, Isle of Man, Japan, China, and Mexico.
Additional Meeting Dates (Entertainment TBD):
2020 DATES ARE TENTATIVE. January 4; February 1; March 7; April 4; May 2; June 6; July 11; August 1; September 12; October 3; November 7; and December 5.
Past Meeting Entertainment Reports
Items for Sale at Our Meetings
We typically offer a selection of books and other items for sale as part of our effort to offset the cost of room rent and meeting expenses. As such, we typically do not permit outside vendors to sell items at our meetings.