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FEATURED NEWS

Exploring the ongoing restorations

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By Aaron Isaacs, HRA editor Perhaps the biggest challenge of reporting on railway preservation is tracking long-term restorations, which is pretty much all of them. They often begin with some…

The Samoa Shops

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The Timber Heritage Association of Eureka, California is closing in on a longtime goal, to assume ownership of the former Hammond Lumber Company's Samoa Shop complex. The logging railroad it…

The Age of Steam Roundhouse

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By Aaron Isaacs, HRA editor In 2008 Jerry Jacobson retired and sold his Ohio Central Railroad to Genesee & Wyoming. He acquired a 34-acre site in Sugarcreek, Ohio and began…

HERITAGERAIL NEWS

Active restorations–passenger cars

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By Aaron Isaacs, HRA editor There are 80 passenger car restorations currently underway. Of these, 23 are wood cars, 35 are steel heavyweights and 22 are streamlined lightweights. There are…

Active electric car restorations

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By Aaron Isaacs, HRA editor It might surprise people to know that streetcars are the most common type of active rail vehicle restoration. There are currently 89 electric cars being…

Active Diesel locomotive restorations

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By Aaron Isaacs, HRA editor There are 44 diesel locomotives under restoration. Among them are: 14 EMDs, plus 4 by predecessor EMC 13 GEs, all but one center cabs 9…

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…