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The Railroad Museum of South Florida

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By Aaron Isaacs, HRA editor It's a long cold winter in Minnesota, so my wife and I took a warm-up break in Fort Myers, Florida. Our first time there, so…

Restoring a Saskatoon streetcar

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By Michael P. J. Kennedy, Saskatchewan Railroad Historical Association Since its founding in 1987, the Saskatchewan Railroad Historical Association (SRHA) has had as part of its mandate the collection, preservation,…

PSR: Indiana to Texas in just 46 days

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By Tom Marsh, Gulf Coast Chapter NRHS Reproduced with permission from the Chapter's newsletter Gulf Coast Railroading. Yes, the headline is a little dig at the railroad executives and industry…

HERITAGERAIL NEWS

New Hope for the East Broad Top

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By Aaron Isaacs, HRA editor The dormant gem of railway preservation is the East Broad Top, the last narrow gauge common carrier to operate in the eastern United States and…

Guelph Jct. Ry. looking for new operator

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The City of Guelph, Ontario has issued an RFP for a new operator of the Guelph Junction Railway. Bids are due April 16. To view the RFP, go to this…

Heritage Rail news roundup

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By Aaron Isaacs, HRA editor Short news items from all over Maine's Downeast Scenic Railroad carried over 8500 passengers in 2019, up from 6631 in 2016. For the first this…

HERITAGERAIL BUSINESS

The return of Progress Reports

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By Aaron Isaacs, HRA editor Until about a year ago the HeritageRail Alliance online magazine contained a page called Progress Reports. It was an attempt to list all the active…

Wattrain attends the HRA Fall Conference

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By Stefano Benazzo, President, Wattrain The representatives of about 55 Museums, Railways and Associations were in Squamish, along with the representatives of 13 vendors. Rail Events Inc., FareHarbor, ETIX, Mattel,…

HRA Fall conference in British Columbia

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By Aaron Isaacs, HRA editor Hosted by the West Coast Railway Association, the Fall Heritage Rail Alliance conference returned to Squamish, BC. HRA predecessor ARM had met there in 1999…

FROM THE PRESIDENT

Leaders for the 21st Century

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Every current member of the Board of Directors will tell you that our biggest organizational concern is succession.  We’re all getting older.  Many of the Directors will not seek another…