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Welcome to WATTRAIN

Since being founded in 2010, WATTRAIN (The World Alliance of Tourist Trams and Trains) has been at the forefront in promoting the interests of the owners and operators of tourist trams and trains.

Its aims are to represent the interests of such operators on a global scale, to advise and assist its members on technical, legal, environmental, cultural, commercial, marketing and other matters, to exchange ideas and information, to encourage best practice and to promote the sector generally. And to build a repository of useful railway related material and sources for member railways and individuals..

In particular, it seeks to ensure that traditional skills are passed on to the next generation. The strategy for achieving those aims is set out in Wattrain’s Strategic Plan.

WATTRAIN holds its next conference in Frisco,Texas, where speakers will address topical issues and update technical developments of interest to tram (trolley) or train operators.

Registration: WATTRAIN Frisco, TX registration is now live. Register Here.

Deadline for registration for Conference: September 30, 2018

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“Addressing Tomorrow’s Challenges with Today’s Resources”

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Latest News

SAVE THE DATE! SAVE THE DATE!

  • Posted On: 24 July 2018
WATTRAIN-World Alliance of Tourist Trams & Trains will hold its triannual Conference at the Drury Inn Frisco, Texas, from October 31 to November 4, 2018 Theme:"How to address the new challenges of tomorrow using the resources we have today” We strongly hope to see you there!!!! Registration: WATTRAIN Frisco,...

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India: Northern Railways...

  • Posted On: 24 July 2018
Steam engine WG 10253 built in 1955 by Chittaranjan Locomotive Works was on display at Bhusawal railway station. After restoring and making it functional, railway authorities are planning to run it for tourist service. The steam engine WG 10253 last saw service in 1992 and it will be nearly 26 years after which its...

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NZ:Lumsden Heritage Trust...

  • Posted On: 24 July 2018
A 120-year-old Lumsden railway carriage will be future-proofed thanks to a $62,000 grant. The Lumsden Heritage Trust has been granted $62,252 for the restoration and preservation of the town's heritage carriage. The funding will allow the development of a purpose-built canopy to protect Lumsden's A Class 1896...

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Good News for the Aln...

  • Posted On: 24 July 2018
Grant funding of £146,000 paves way for extension of line. The Aln Valley Railway is delighted to announce it has been successful in the application for a grant to construct a platform halt and run-round loop at Greenrigg, approximately half of the way towards its ultimate goal of reaching Alnmouth station. The...

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