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.





Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec have been busy

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By Aaron Isaacs, HRA editor The Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad may be the most productive restorers of vintage rolling stock and infrastructure in North America. Although…

PTM MUs Red Arrow cars

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By Bill Monaghan,¬†Friends of Philadelphia Trolleys Can You Say MU? After dinner on June 1, 2018, the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum volunteers had a surprise for railfans who were attending the…

3 rollouts at PTM

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On June 1 Pennsylvania Trolley Museum rolled out its latest streetcar restoration, an accompanying history book and kicked off the capital campaign to build a new Welcome & Education Center…