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Welcome to WATTRAIN

Since being founded in 2010, WATTRAIN (The World Alliance of Tourist Trams and Trains) has been at the forefront in promoting the interests of the owners and operators of tourist trams and trains.

Its aims are to represent the interests of such operators on a global scale, to advise and assist its members on technical, legal, environmental, cultural, commercial, marketing and other matters, to exchange ideas and information, to encourage best practice and to promote the sector generally. And to build a repository of useful railway related material and sources for member railways and individuals..

In particular, it seeks to ensure that traditional skills are passed on to the next generation. The strategy for achieving those aims is set out in Wattrain’s Strategic Plan.

WATTRAIN held its last conference in Frisco,Texas, (30 November -4th December 2018) ,where speakers addressed topical issues and were updated on technical developments of interest to tram (trolley) or train operators. “Addressing Tomorrow’s Challenges with Today’s Resources” was the conference theme.

The Conference was successfully Hosted by the Museum of the American Railroad.

Over the coming weeks,  the presentations at the Conference will appear on this website under the WATTRAIN Frisco 2018 heading, and will be available in English and Spanish.

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Click HERE to visit World Rail Festival website for all the necessary details of the programme etc...


Latest News

WATTRAIN was pleased to...

  • 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...

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EU Year of Rail on course...

  • 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...

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THE POLAR EXPRESSTM TRAM...

  • 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...

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New look for Mid Norfolk...

  • 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.

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