Heritage Railway Association




What is the HRA?

The Heritage Railway Association or HRA is a voluntary run trade association representing Heritage & Tourist railways, related Museums, Tramways, Cliff Lifts, Railway Preservation Groups and related organisations.

More than 180 of our member organisations regularly open to the public, with 156 of these operating with passengers, although a few only give rides on special days. We have over 300 corporate members in total.

We are here to assist and guide our Members, who may be any organisation that is heritage rail related, and is preserving, or helping their visitors understand, or just enjoy, our rich rail based history.

Our organisation is not primarily here to help members of the public with heritage matters, or give them detailed information about our Members. However if you are a member of the public, trying to find one of our Members to visit, or arranging group travel, who has landed on this page, you might like to take a look at our interactive map and travel guide page - find somewhere to visit - There you will find the locations of our operating members, and be able to download our invaluable “Group Travel Guide”

Recruitment of full-time HRA Office Administrator and Assistant to CEO

The HRA is recruiting a full-time member of staff to support our Chief Executive. This is more progress for the HRA, and is now needed to improve our responsiveness and to allow us to extend the projects that have been so successful this past year. We will also need to take on new challenges.

We are looking for someone who is a self-starter, trustworthy and able to work on their own initiative, from their home, providing Personal Assistant support to the CEO of the organisation but also be able to take direction where needed.

The primary skills needed include an ability to communicate in a professional manner, an extensive level of com­puter literacy, and a proven ability to work effectively under pressure, juggle conflicting demands and manage multiple tasks. The successful Candidate will be: highly self-motivated, proactive with an adaptable and flexible approach to work, and will have a professional attitude with good humour, optimism, perseverance and resilience.

Recruitment is being carried out, on behalf of the HRA, by Berry Recruitment and all communication regarding this vacancy will be through Sally.Appleby@berryrecruitment.co.uk or via the Berry website.

Applications close on the 10th November 2019.


RM3 ORR / HRA Seminars
These will be free events and will be open initially to a maximum of 2 attendees from each railway, except the seminar at the Bluebell Rly, where up to 4 may attend from each railway

20 November in Manchester

03 December - Severn Valley Railway

05 December - Stirling



The 2020 HRA Awards will be held in Birmingham on 08 Februray.

Why not enter your organisation for an Award!

Nominations for an award are now open!

Spring Seminar - Competence
25th February 2020
At M Shed in Bristol

Spring Management Forum
26th February 2020
At M Shed in Bristol

Contact HRA

office hours

Monday - Friday
10AM - 4PM



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0800 756 5111

HRA News Magazine

Click Here for the LATESt issue 157 AUGUST 19




Talk to us!

If you are looking for information about how to join the HRA or already a member of the HRA, and need our assistance, or just have a general query, please use the form below to contact us.

You may also of course check out our website with our people pages, and if you wish to contact a specific person, you could use their direct email address.