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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


  • Posted On: 18 May 2020
24 HOUR TRAM TRIP TO RAISE MONEY FOR HERITAGE TRAMWAY Seaton Tramway is excited to announce its TRAMATHON Fundraising Appeal, which will see a week of live videos streamed online to help raise money for the charity and secure the future of the Tramway and its industrial heritage.   From Monday 8th to...

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COVID-19: EU Guidance for...

  • Posted On: 13 May 2020
 European Commission has set out guidelines to allow the resumption of tourism so that people may be able to stay in hotels, eat in restaurants or go to beaches safely in the coming months despite the coronavirus pandemic. According to documents seen by Reuters on Wednesday, the EU executive also wants EU...

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  • Posted On: 12 May 2020
To the personal attention of all Members of the European Heritage Alliance Dear Colleagues,  I am delighted to share with you the final text of our EUROPE DAY MANIFESTO ‘Cultural Heritage: a powerful catalyst for the future of Europe’ which was presented to the public last...

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Join Colonel Steve Davies...

  • Posted On: 29 April 2020
Bored with the lockdown?  Then join Colonel Steve Davies MBE for a free Zoom-based, very entertaining presentation on the development of the Sierra Leone National Railway Museum, Thursday 30th April from 7-8pm, limited to 75 people.  Register your interest at: info@internationalrailwayheritage.co.uk

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