Railroads were the key that unlocked the 20th Century.

Discover how we're celebrating and saving our railroad heritage

Railways played a key role in the development of communities across the United States and Canada and throughout the world. Railway museums and tourist railroads interpret this exciting and pivotal history, and provide an opportunity for the public to experience rail travel as it once was.

HeritageRail Alliance fosters the development and operation of these unique preservation efforts through education, research, and the free exchange of information among members.





Recent completed restorations

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The completed restorations keep coming. Here are some passenger cars. Canadian Pacific colonist car #1202 at Calgary Heritage Park The colonist car's interior Everett Railroad ex-Jersey Central coach #1194  …

Meet Wattrain

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By Stefano Benazzo, President of Wattrain History of Wattrain The idea of an association gathering individuals and entities from all over Europe with the aim of fostering Heritage Railways was…

Renting from the government

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By Aaron Isaacs, HRA editor A large number of privately owned and operated tourist railroads and railway museums have government landlords. This can be a good thing, but it has…