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.





Shore Line rebuilds it motors

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Shore Line Trolley Museum is still recovering from the flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy. Motors under many cars were contaminated with salt water. However, there has been considerable progress rebuilding…

Background checks for volunteers?

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By Aaron Isaacs, HRA editor Should people who want to volunteer at a railway museum have to pass a background check? They now do at the Feather River Rail Society's…

Book review: Wheat Country Railroad

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By Aaron Isaacs, HRA editor Publishing is an under-appreciated, fundamental part of railway preservation. Thank goodness there's so much of it. I persist in my strongly held belief that no…