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Preservation across the pond

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By Aaron Isaacs, HRA editor Published in 2017, The Railway Preservation Revolution by Jonathan Brown should be required reading for anyone interested in heritage railways. Although it only tells the…

Heritage Rail ridership/attendance

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By Aaron Isaacs, HRA editor During this long website construction layoff, I've been gathering counts of visitors and passengers at railway museums and tourist railroads. This is the latest step…

Restoring the Muni vintage streetcars

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Reproduced with permission from the Market Street Railway's Inside Track newsletter. It is the most significant development for pre-PCC streetcars since the Historic Trolley Festivals of the 1980s that led…


Crane car restoration complete

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By Scott Becker, Pennsylvania Trolley Museum Pennsylvania Trolley Museum's rehabilitation of former Port Authority of Allegheny County Trolley Crane Car M283 is complete. This historic and useful car was originally built for…

Heart of Dixie restorations

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The shop at the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum has been busy. Here are the latest projects. (more…)

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…


HRA visits Minneapolis

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By Aaron Isaacs, HRA editor The HeritageRail Alliance annual Fall Conference traveled north to the Twin Cites of Minneapolis-St. Paul, hosted by the Minnesota Streetcar Museum. The conference featured three…

Annual HRA Awards

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At the Fall conference in Minneapolis, the HeritageRail Alliance presented its annual slate of awards. Significant Achievement Awards These are given for restorations and other large capital project completed in…

HRA conference price goes up Sept. 1

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If you're planning to attend the HeritageRail Alliance Conference in Minneapolis Oct. 3-7, it pays to register before Sept. 1, because that's when the registration price goes up. We do…


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…