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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...


"WATTRAIN members are scattered around the world in different jurisdictions and in different circumstances and laws. Please seek independent professional advice on the efficacy and safety of any systems and/or equipment mentioned on this website and related materials in relation to your operations, as WATTRAIN cannot accept responsibility for the specific application of the system/equipment  mentioned herein.” 

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A Useful Link to the...

  • Posted On: 28 April 2021

A comprehensive listing of the world's heritage railways can be found     HERE


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TopRail members and ETOA...

  • Posted On: 28 April 2021
TopRail members and ETOA (European Tourism Association) have joined forces to present a day’s programme to promote rail travel in the context of leisure tourism for European citizens and inbound visitors. The initiative consists of a one-hour open broadcast event at midday and a training programme in the...

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WATTRAIN- March 2021...

  • Posted On: 20 April 2021

WATTRAIN- March 2021 Newsletter Now available online  

 

WATTRAIN March 2021 Newsletter

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CER launches the Future is...

  • Posted On: 31 March 2021
Today the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) launches its Future is Rail campaign, showing rail as a smarter, cleaner and more connected means of transport in the EU. The kick-off of the campaign comes after the official launch of the European Year of Rail and shares the objective of...

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