HeritageRail promotes the common interests of entities engaged in the business of tourist, scenic, historic or excursion railroading, railway and trolley museums.

- Mission Statement, HeritageRail Alliance

Join the Alliance of Railway Museums and Tourist Railroads

We're doing more than just saving history. HeritageRail Alliance is moving railroad preservation into the 21st Century by developing and supporting the best practices and brightest minds in conservation, operation, exhibition and interpretation.

Become a member of HeritageRail Alliance and join the movement to showcase and strengthen our mission - and yours.


Our members are comprised of railway museums and tourist railroads - both large and small, volunteer and professional - all of them dedicated to the mission of railway preservation.


The Magazine, is a great source of information about activities at member museums and railroads, information on grants and awards, updates on regulation and legislation, as well as articles on restoration and rail history.


We regularly interface with the Railroad Safety Advisory Committee, FRA and Congress to discuss regulation and legislation and work on the behalf of tourist railroads and railway museums throughout the United States.


HeritageRail conferences provide seminars on a broad range of practical topics from social media to locomotive restoration to marketing. In addition, our conferences give all members a chance to get to meet, share experiences, and ask questions in an interactive and focused setting.