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).

Collie’s Heritage site now open for lease interest.

  • Posted On: 8 September 2018
The National Trust of Western Australia is seeking expressions of interest for the first time to lease the former railway Roundhouse in Collie and to find possible tourism and community options for the building.


The V4 Steam Locomotive Company Limited formed and review of original drawings underway.

  • Posted On: 6 September 2018
The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust (A1SLT), the registered charity behind famous new 100mph steam locomotive No. 60163 Tornado and Britain’s most powerful steam locomotive No. 2007 Prince of Wales, today announced that it had formed a new subsidiary, The V4 Steam Locomotive Company Limited, to carry out the building of its third new steam locomotive – the yet-to-be-named new Gresley class V4 No. 3403 –  as part of its preparations for the formal launch of the project

Deccan Odyssey Titled Asia's Leading Luxury Train for the 5th Time in Row

  • Posted On: 5 September 2018
Deccan Odyssey, India's leading luxury train made history at the World Travel Awards (WTA), after being named as Asia's Leading Luxury Train for the 5th time in a row. The country's premier luxury train is known for its majestic journeys and exemplary service. 

Sandstone Steam Trips 2018-2019

  • Posted On: 3 September 2018
Sandstone has a number of upcoming events in 2018 and 2019.  We do hope you will be able to join us.

To view details of upcoming events at Sandstone in 2018 & 2019 please click here.

VOLUNTEERS DAY- RPSI (Saturday 29th September 2018)

  • Posted On: 3 September 2018

VOLUNTEERS DAY- Railway Preservation Society of Ireland. (Saturday 29th September 2018)

We are always seeking new volunteers to keep our trains on the track. Have you go what it takes?

There are opportunities in a myriad of disciplines, so why not come along and see what we are all about?