Railroads were the key that unlocked the 20th Century.

Discover how we're celebrating and saving our railroad heritage

Railways played a key role in the development of communities across the United States and Canada and throughout the world. Railway museums and tourist railroads interpret this exciting and pivotal history, and provide an opportunity for the public to experience rail travel as it once was.

HeritageRail Alliance fosters the development and operation of these unique preservation efforts through education, research, and the free exchange of information among members.





Big progress in Silverton

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By Aaron Isaacs, HRA editor The Durango Railroad Historical Society has really been cranking out the restorations over the last few years. It moved Denver & Rio Grande Western narrow…

Railcamp 2018

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By Logan Dahir Reproduced with permission from the Washington DC Chapter NRHS Timetable. Ever since 2010 I had been interested in RailCamp. I saw an ad for it online and…

IRM’s Pullman Library

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By Fred Ash, Illinois Railway Museum In addition to its extensive rolling stock collection and demonstration railroad, the Illinois Railway Museum (IRM) has two distinct library/archive operations. Neither is located…