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.





Restoring a Southern E8

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By Robert Frye, Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Above photo by Harrison Rogers Reproduced with permission from the TVRM Smoke & Cinders newsletter. It all started with a birthday party. And,…

Seashore’s annual report

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By Aaron Isaacs, HRA editor Covering large museums is a challenge. There's so much going on, with incremental progress on so many long-term projects that it's hard to summarize. Seashore…

New grant to fund PTM facilities

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The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has announced a $2,500,000 Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant for the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum to construct a new Welcome & Education Center on its campus in Washington,…