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Starting from scratch–the Heyworth Railroad Museum

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By Thomas Dyrek, Heyworth Railroad Museum In the summer of 2015 I was driving around Central Illinois looking for interesting things along the railroad. In the town of Heyworth, south…

Eastern PA tour–RDC’s to Jim Thorpe and the Gorge Train

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By Aaron Isaacs, HRA editor There were several reasons for wanting to visit eastern Pennsylvania and prominent among them was riding the Reading & Northern's second year of weekend RDC…

Tourist railroad fare survey–2019

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By Aaron Isaacs, HRA editor In 2014 I published a survey of the fares for tourist railroad and museum rides. In an attempt to get an apples-to-apples comparison, I added…


Executive Director wanted

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The Wilmington & Western Railroad, Delaware’s only heritage railroad has an immediate opening for the position of Executive Director. We are looking for an individual with strong leadership skills, demonstrated management…

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…

Inside 757’s move to Ohio

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By Dwayne Fuehring, Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum Reproduced with permission from the Caboose Cable newsletter. Over the past 6 months to a year, there’s a question I’ve had…


HRA Completes National Market Survey, Member Profiles

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The HeritageRail Alliance announces the results of recent market research designed to get a better understanding of railroad museum visitors, trolley museum visitors, tourist railroad visitors, and non-visitors in order…

Celebrating the Transcontinental 150th in Sacramento

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By Aaron Isaacs, HRA editor The HeritageRail Alliance conference returned to Sacramento and the California State Railroad Museum (CSRM) for the first time since 2006, when predecessors ARM and TRAIN…

Take the HeritageRail group purchasing survey

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A recent post reported that HeritageRail Alliance is looking into the idea of group purchasing of materials and services on behalf of its member museums and tourist railroads. The theory…


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…