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WATTRAIN was pleased to host the second virtual meeting on the effects of Covid-19 on heritage rail operations.(Tuesday 24th November 2020)

  • Posted On: 26 November 2020
Although the overall effect is extremely challenging to the sector to varying degrees in different parts of the world, it was most encouraging to note the mutual support offered, and the innovative ways different heritage railways and museums are coping in an effort, where possible, to keep a flow of visitors through their particular locations.

The 90 minute meeting, hosted by Courtney Wilson (Patron, WATTRAIN) was moderated by Stefano Benazzo(President,WATTRAIN.) There were 26 attendees from around the world, representing (almost) every continent.

EU Year of Rail on course for scheduled departure

  • Posted On: 13 November 2020
On 12 November, the European Parliament and Council reached a trialogue agreement on the European Year of Rail 2021. The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) welcomes this decision to put the spotlight on a transport mode with a strong track record in climate neutrality, energy efficiency, resilience, and innovation.

THE POLAR EXPRESSTM TRAM RIDE TO RETURN CHRISTMAS 2021

  • Posted On: 4 November 2020

Seaton Tramway is sorry to announce that it is no longer able to run THE POLAR EXPRESSTM Tram Ride in 2020.

 

A Spokesperson said “After working endlessly throughout the year to provide a COVID secure event for your families to enjoy, we have always been optimistic that we would still be able to offer this magical Christmas experience. However the new national lockdown, along with the uncertainties surrounding what will be allowed after the 2nd December, means we are simply unable to set up and deliver this event.


New look for Mid Norfolk Railway in 2021 running season.

  • Posted On: 31 October 2020
Passengers at the Mid Norfolk Railway during the 2021 running season will be surprised by the changes they will see with new and refurbished rolling stock giving a new look to the railway.

Japanese Museum Sets Up Fund for Preserving Old Steam Locomotives

  • Posted On: 22 October 2020
Inuyama, Aichi Pref., Oct. 20 (Jiji Press)--A Meiji era-themed open-air museum in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan, has launched a fund to seek donations for the preservation of two old steam locomotives that run on its premises.

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