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FEATURED NEWS

Texas Special coach ID restored

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by Al Dykes, Chapter Mechanical Officer, Gulf Coast Chapter NRHS Reproduced with permission from the Gulf Coast Railroading newsletter When the Gulf Coast Chapter first acquired the former Missouri-Kansas- Texas…

How can my museum get grants?

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By Aaron Isaacs, HRA editor Where's the grant money? Since the 2012 gutting of the US federal Transportation Enhancement grant program, a huge loss, railway museums have been scrambling to…

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…

HERITAGERAIL NEWS

Re-Dedication of the “Charles O. Sweetwood”

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By Eugene Vicknair, Western Pacific Railroad Museum Reproduced with permission from the Train Sheet newsletter. On September 9, 2017, the museum hosted an amazing group of guests who came to…

Oklahoma Railway Museum update

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The restoration of MKT Inspection car 1045 is almost complete.   The Le Flore Depot has arrived at the museum and work is underway to prepare its foundation. The plan is to…

L.C.L. 3-24-18

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Editor's note: For those new to HeritageRail Magazine, the periodic L.C.L. articles gather together smaller news stories. The Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad Preservation Society is raising funds to purchase the…

HERITAGERAIL BUSINESS

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…

FROM THE PRESIDENT

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…