Rail Heritage Destination Project of IR.

  • Posted On: 28 September 2018
New Delhi : Minister of Railways and Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal has launched “Rail Heritage Digitisation Project” of Indian Railways in collaboration with Google Arts & Culture here today through video-conferencing. The project can be accessed through link: “”. The project is a landmark effort, first of its kind in this part of the globe, to showcase country’s Rail Heritage to National and International audience in an online story-telling platform.

HELP US ACHIEVE OUR 2025 VISION.(National Railway Museum,York,UK)

  • Posted On: 26 September 2018

Our country is the birthplace of the railways, pioneering infrastructure and locomotive developments that changed the world.

That heritage underpins the National Railway Museum’s unique collection.

Looking to the future, we have a bold and ambitious plan to invest £50 million to completely transform the museum. This investment will bring the epic story of railways past, present and future alive and open up our world-class collection for even more people to enjoy—and this is your chance to offer your support and feedback on the proposals.

DurbanTV: Railway heritage steam's ahead

  • Posted On: 25 September 2018
As a port city Durban was a vital historical cog in the wheel of the industrialisation of Africa, having developed the first steam railway in South Africa in 1860, only the second railway ever built in the whole of Africa.
When it comes to heritage #DurbanHasMore

World’s First Ever Heritage Broad Gauge Regular Commercial Weekly Steam Train Introduced In India on 23.09.18

  • Posted On: 23 September 2018
World’s First Ever Heritage Broad Gauge Regular Commercial Weekly Steam Train Introduced In India on 23.09.18

Vintage Trains granted TOC status to operate steam locomotives on the national network

  • Posted On: 19 September 2018

Vintage Trains Limited has announced that they have been granted its passenger charter licence by the Office of Rail and Road.This means that they have become the first ever Train Operating Company to be owned by the public and charitably controlled.


New Europe Railway Heritage Trust (NERHT).. and railway preservation..

  • Posted On: 19 September 2018

NERHT is a voluntary society founded in 1999 to help railway preservation in the formerSoviet Union and the other ex-Communist countries in Central and Eastern Europe.

Mid Norfolk heritage railway run first service stopping at Hardingham for fifty years

  • Posted On: 19 September 2018

The Mid Norfolk Railway (MNR), based in Dereham, which welcomed filming for BBC drama series Bodyguard earlier this year, has reopened one of its award-winning platforms, almost fifty years to the day after a train last passed through the station.

Track renewal was carried out at Hardingham station, along the MNR line between Dereham and Wymondham, as part of the railway’s partnership with Greater Anglia to supply storage and commissioning facilities for a fleet of new Stadler Flirt trains.

And on Wednesday, September 12, at 11am, a train stopped at the station for the very first time since September 9, 1968.

Taiwan's stunning 106-year-old mountain railway.

  • Posted On: 19 September 2018
Travel on newly introduced cruise-style tours on the century-old Alishan Forest Railway, a network of 71.4 kilometers (44.4 miles) of narrow-gauge rail lines in central Taiwan's Alishan mountain range.

"Alishan Forest Railway is a priceless cultural heritage [for Taiwan]." says Tang Yu-chin, a spokesperson of AFRCH. "Therefore, preserving Alishan Forest Railway isn't just for tourism purposes but for promoting this culture."

Deadlines for the upcoming conference in Frisco and Santa Fe!!

  • Posted On: 19 September 2018

Please find below some deadlines for the upcoming conference in Frisco and Santa Fe.


·         October 6 – deadline to register for HRA conference in Santa Fe, NM at a lower rate -

·         October 9 – deadline to secure hotel rooms at Drury Hotel for WATTRAIN conference at the special conference rate -

·         October 15 – deadline to register for Frisco, TX WATTRAIN conference -

TopRail: Tourism Potential of Railways group met from 13 – 14 September in Athens

  • Posted On: 18 September 2018

The members of TopRail, the UIC working group created to help raise awareness around Tourism Potential of Railways, had the chance to meet again, this time in Athens.

The meeting, effectively organised by our colleagues from Trainose, was attended by railway representatives from the railway operators of Austria, Hungary and Spain as well as representatives from the European and the World Tourist Trains and Tram associations (Fedecrail and Wattrain).