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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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Latest News

Khyber safari train to be...

  • Posted On: 2 January 2019
PESHAWAR: The tourism department and Pakistan Railways have agreed on the early revival of the historic Khyber Steam Safari train service to boost tourism in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

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Economic benefit from rail...

Rail tourism contributes £2bn to the UK economy and supports 100,000 jobs in large and small businesses ...

  • Posted On: 24 December 2018
Our research released in August showed that rail tourism contributes £2bn to the UK economy and supports 100,000 jobs in large and small businesses as well as the supply chain.

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Evening Toy train launched...

  • Posted On: 17 December 2018
GUWAHATI: In what is aimed at increasing the tourist footfall, the first ever evening daily Toy train service hauled by Steam engine has been introduced in Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR). 

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Steam rail enthusiasts...

  • Posted On: 10 December 2018
PESHAWAR: Steam rail enthusiasts have welcomed the announcement by the government to resume the vintage Khyber Steam Safari. Responding to a question during his recent visit to Peshawar, Railway Minister Sh Rasheed Ahmad had stated that he has instructed railway officials to meet private representatives to restart...

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