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MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

Museums Advocacy Day is February 27 and 28, 2017.  As in years past, ATRRM will be offering grants to members interested in attending Museums Advocacy Day.  Stay tuned!

 

Fall 2016: Conference Presentations COMING SOON!

 

Spring 2016:  Conference Presentations are Now Available for Download

Members, click on "Resources," select "Conference Presentations" and scroll down to open the link.

                           

 

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   Did you know....

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. 

We invite you to explore our website and learn about the history of railways by seeing trains and trolleys restored to their original appearance and the infrastructure that was vital to the success of the railroads and street car operations. Learn what it was like to sleep on a Pullman car and eat breakfast in the dining car. See how important the mail car was to the distribution of mail across the continent. Take a scenic ride on an old narrow gauge railroad or an urban ride on a restored trolley.

The Association of Tourist Railroads and Railway Museums (ATRRM) fosters the development and operation of these unique preservation efforts through education, research, and the free exchange of information among members.  Railway museums and tourist railroads are invited to join ATRRM, a dynamic organization dedicated to the success of its members, the protection of railway preservation efforts, and the enjoyment and education of the public

 

TRRM Online:

TRRM Online, ATRRM's open access digital magazine, is now LIVE and ready for postings and comments!  To share a story or restoration project, e-mail Aaron Isaacs, Editor, at editor@atrrm.org.  ATRRM welcomes member and non-member contributions (but you must be an ATRRM member to submit comments to postings).  To view TRRM Online, click on "TRRM Online" in the menu box above. 

 

Recommended Practices

Recommended Practices for Railway Museums, as adopted by the Association of Railway Museums in 1997, is a great resource for Railway Museums.  ATRRM is pleased to make this collection of practices available to everyone. 

Click here to open the pdf file:  Recommended Practices for Railway Museums   

An updated edition of Recommended Practices for Railway Museums will be available in the Fall of 2016.  The new edition will cover many topics that were not issues some 25 years ago, including the Internet, social media and child labor.

 

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Latest News

TRRM IN PDF:   Volume 3 Now Available for DOWNLOAD

 

REMINDER:  The compliance deadline for FRA's rule on grade crossing inventory requirements was March 7, 2016!  The link below takes you to a Regulatory Action Summary describing the rule, with links to the rule text/preamble, draft reporting form and reporting guide. RAS:  Grade CrossingMembers can find more regulatory information under the Resources tab.

  

ATRRM RESPONDS TO FRA'S REQUEST FOR COMMENTS ON ITS PROPOSED TREATMENT OF TOURIST RAILROADS

Click HERE for a copy of the response

 

THE RESTORATION SHOP BOOKSHELF

From the bookshelf of the Town House Restoration Shop, Street Railway Journals and documentation among museums prove to be the best resources when trying to understand construction techniques and inisight on how to
perform a restoration.  Click HERE to access the collection (you may need to refresh your browser after accessing the site)

 

CONFERENCE AND EVENT DATES:

November 10-12, 2016:  Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah, GA (pre-conference events Nov. 8-9)  REGISTER NOW

April 27-29, 2017:  Great Smoky Mountain Railway, Bryson City, NC

October 5-7, 2017:  Minnesota Streetcar Museum, Minneapolis MN  (pre-conference events Oct. 3-4)

Spring 2018:  The Strasburg Railroad, Strasburg, PA

Fall 2018:  Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Chama/Santa Fe, NM

 

SEEKING YOUR EXPERTISE!

ATRRM is continuously building its database of individuals with expertise in various areas of restoration, management, and operations.  This is a resource for members seeking information and advice.

Please help your fellow members by submitting the names and expertise areas for yourself, volunteers or staff in your organization.  Be sure to first ask their permission to be listed and to accept questions and emails from fellow members.  To submit names, please click here.