By Aaron Isaacs, editor
The Association of Tourist Railroads & Railway Museums has re-branded itself. Its new name is the HeritageRail Alliance, accompanied by a new slogan, “All the bells and whistles”…. [Continue Reading]
Welcome to the HeritageRail Alliance online magazine.
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Timber Heritage Association update
The Association is making progress on its long-term effort to take possession of the Samoa Shops complex in Eureka, California. They’ve leased it for several years from the local harbor authority and paid for the lease by restoring the site’s multiple buildings. During 2016 the large Machine Shop building received a new metal roof. Extensive installation of roof gutters has begun to control runoff problems.
Purchase of the Shops site has been approved, pending environmental remediation paid for by the Association. That’s a long, complex process. The soil sampling stage is underway. Once the samples are analyzed and contamination has been quantified, the cleanup will begin…. [Continue Reading]
By Aaron Isaacs, HeritageRail editor
Without any fanfare, rail bikes have sneaked up on us. In the past year a pair of companies have started running 4-wheeled, pedal driven vehicles in platoons over otherwise inactive railroads. OK, calling them bikes is technically wrong, but that’s the term that’s sticking…. [Continue Reading]