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.





Visiting small Tennessee museums

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By Thomas Dyrek Over spring break in 2017 my family and I took a trip to Tennessee to visit Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum and other places. We stopped at several…

Decision making in a museum

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By Peter Midnight, Pacific Locomotive Association Reproduced with permission from the PLA's Club Car newsletter, this story struck the HRA editor as a practical description about how decision making really…

Help Wanted: Rail Events Licensing Manager

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¬†Rail Events Incorporated Job Posting¬† If you are looking for an opportunity to work on unique and exciting events across the country, that provide families memories that will last a…