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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 held its last conference in Frisco,Texas, (30 November -4th December 2018) ,where speakers addressed topical issues and were updated on technical developments of interest to tram (trolley) or train operators. “Addressing Tomorrow’s Challenges with Today’s Resources” was the conference theme.

The Conference was successfully Hosted by the Museum of the American Railroad.

Over the coming weeks,  the presentations at the Conference will appear on this website under the WATTRAIN Frisco 2018 heading, and will be available in English and Spanish.

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Click HERE to visit World Rail Festival website for all the necessary details of the programme etc...


Latest News

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train...

  • Posted On: 18 October 2019
Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, now in its fifteenth year, passengers relive the magic of the story as they are whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS™. Inspired by the hit movie, this Christmas favorite comes to life as you and your family take a magical trip on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train...

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Rail Road Day celebrated...

  • Posted On: 23 September 2019
The Canadian Railway Museum’s Railroad Day celebrated the return of the John Molson steam engine on Sunday. The 1850 replica locomotive was out of commission for more than a year, having undergone major restoration work. The black and red steam-powered train has been a staple on the Museum tracks for more 50...

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WATTRAIN Newsletter July &...

Tim Fischer Obituary Special

  • Posted On: 8 September 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce the sad passing of Tim Fischer, Founding Member and Patron of WATTRAIN. So this edition of the newsletter will be given over, in the main, to an obituary (written by David Morgan, President Emeritus of WATTRAIN) and other comments and expressions from friends and colleagues..

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Plans for Grantown steam...

  • Posted On: 30 August 2019
Residents in the strath are being urged to attend a consultation to help keep plans on track to bring back steam locomotives to Grantown. The Strathspey Railway Charitable Trust is to unveil plans tomorrow for the final phase of plans to connect Aviemore and the Strathspey capital by rail once more.

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