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.




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…

New acquisitions for Northwest Railway Museum

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The Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie, Washington, has added two pieces to its collection. The museum has acquired an interurban body and a 0-4-0T. The interurban was Puget Sound Electric…

CP archives to Exporail

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Railroad heritage research has received a major shot in the arm with the donation of Canadian Pacific's enormous historic archive to the Canadian Railroad Historical Association. The archive has been…