Covid-19.. A Message from WATTRAIN's Board of Directors.

  • Posted On: 13 April 2020

WATTRAIN can continue to function behind the scenes as we are all well spaced out,two in Australia, two in USA, one in Italy, three in the UK and one in Argentina. We communicate via the internet so we pose no risk to others.


During these unprecedented times, all we can advise our Heritage Railways and Tramways worldwide

is to follow the advice of your Governments and help prevent the transmission of this dreadful virus.



Coal-fired tourist trains converting to oil in Durango

  • Posted On: 26 February 2020
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has debuted its first locomotive that runs on oil, a more environmentally friendly fuel source that holds less fire risk than a traditional coal-burning engine.

UP testing new tie removal technology

  • Posted On: 22 January 2020

Union Pacific Railroad has begun using new tie removal technology to accelerate used-tie cleanup. 

The Class I is testing the use of two excavators that ride along the top of a series of connected 70-foot-long rail cars. Excavator operators load tie bundles left in stacks along the right of way and transport them to one of three facilities where ties are recycled or shredded for cogeneration fuel, UP officials said in a post on the railroad's website.

Traditionally, contractors used trucks and front-end loaders to pick up about 2,500 ties per day. The new system doubles the number of ties that can be disposed of per day, UP officials said.

Ferroclub Argentino participated in "Night of the Museums" in Buenos Aires.

  • Posted On: 6 December 2019
On November 2nd the Night of the Museums took place in Buenos Aires, the Ferroclub Argentino participated in it presenting in the station of the former Ferrocarril del Sud, current Ferrocarril Roca, a historical formation..

About the World Rail Festival 2019

  • Posted On: 2 December 2019

The World Rail Festival is a world leading event that attracts global public transport operators to Amsterdam. Over 900 attendees will join us to discuss key topics in the market such as commercial strategy, digital transformation, next generation ticketing, customer experience, revenue management, MaaS and smart mobility, stations, connectivity, real time information in the rail, bus and urban mobility sectors.

Confirmed Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Roger Van Boxtel, CEO, NS 

Gianbattista La Rocca, CEO, NTV 

Fabien Soulet, CEO, TGV Lyria

Torkel Patterson, Member of the Board, Japan Central Railway

Tobias Kruse, Business Design Director, EALA, Fjord, part of Accenture Interactive 

Alexandra Van Huffelen, CEO, GVB  

Iain Griffin, CEO, Seatfrog 

Arne Fosen, CEO & Director Passenger Trains, VY 

Gill Shmuel, Director of Business Development, Riskified

Henri Ploom, Co-Founder & CEO, RebelRoam

Jaap Bierman, CEO, HTM 

Keir Fitch,