• 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

Join Our Voluntary Organisation and Help us Expand

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.

 

Read more about us...


Latest News

MP CONGRATULATES SEATON...

  • Posted On: 5 April 2019
Neil Parish, MP for Tiverton & Honiton, visited the famous Seaton Tramway in East Devon on Friday, joining Chief Executive, Jenny Nunn, and Engineering Manager, Lee Taylor for a trip through the Axe Valley.  The visit comes after a successful start of the year for the Tramway, which...

Read more

Iconic Wensleydale Railway...

  • Posted On: 2 April 2019
AN iconic Yorkshire Dales railway has won more than £300,000 in Lottery funding to boost its heritage attractions and help secure its future.

Read more

UIC signs a Memorandum of...

  • Posted On: 19 March 2019
As part of a series of meetings in São Paulo, Brazil, today UIC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Latin American Railway Association ALAF, in the presence of Jean Carlos Pejo, National Secretary of Mobility and Urban Services, Guilherme Quintella, Chairman of the UIC Latin American Region and José...

Read more

Stunning images unveiled as...

  • Posted On: 6 March 2019
The world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, will open at Seaton Tramway on 10th March, featuring exceptional images which capture fascinating animal behaviour, spectacular species and the breathtaking diversity of the natural world.

Read more