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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

  • 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


From the President of Wattrain: “When this is over..."

  • Posted On: 13 April 2020
A member of Wattrain’s Board perfectly expressed our feelings: “When this is over... and who knows when that will be, WATTRAIN's role will be even more essential in helping our members and the wider heritage railway sector to recover from what are bound to be serious financial implications”.

Covid-19.. A Message from WATTRAIN's Board of Directors.

  • Posted On: 13 April 2020

WATTRAIN can continue to function behind the scenes as we are all well spaced out,two in Australia, two in USA, one in Italy, three in the UK and one in Argentina. We communicate via the internet so we pose no risk to others.

 

During these unprecedented times, all we can advise our Heritage Railways and Tramways worldwide

is to follow the advice of your Governments and help prevent the transmission of this dreadful virus.

 

 


Coal-fired tourist trains converting to oil in Durango

  • Posted On: 26 February 2020
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has debuted its first locomotive that runs on oil, a more environmentally friendly fuel source that holds less fire risk than a traditional coal-burning engine.

UP testing new tie removal technology

  • Posted On: 22 January 2020

Union Pacific Railroad has begun using new tie removal technology to accelerate used-tie cleanup. 

The Class I is testing the use of two excavators that ride along the top of a series of connected 70-foot-long rail cars. Excavator operators load tie bundles left in stacks along the right of way and transport them to one of three facilities where ties are recycled or shredded for cogeneration fuel, UP officials said in a post on the railroad's website.

Traditionally, contractors used trucks and front-end loaders to pick up about 2,500 ties per day. The new system doubles the number of ties that can be disposed of per day, UP officials said.


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