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.





L. C. L. May 19, 2018

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The Golden Gate Railroad Museum is ready to move from its temporary home at the Niles Canyon Railroad to a new site in Schellville, CA. A 3-track yard has been…

Nickel Plate Heritage Railroad

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Nickel Plate Heritage Railroad By Dagny Zupin, Communications Director Nickel Plate Express Nickel Plate Heritage Railroad is the new operator of the railroad formerly operated by Indiana Transportation Museum. It…

L. C. L. April 29, 2018

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We're always happy to see new support facilities. Here are three that recently appeared. Fox River Trolley Museum has expanded its maintenance storage shed from 28 feet long to 85…