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”
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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2019 - ADVANCE NOTICE
A preliminary notice that our 2019 Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, 6th March 2019 at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Burlington Arcade, 126 New Street, Birmingham B2 4JQ, at 1030, preceding the spring Management Conference which will be held on the same day.
The formal Agenda, 2017/2018 Financial Year Accounts and other papers for the meeting will be distributed in due course nearer to the date of the event. A reminder that the procedure for nominating a new candidate for election as a Director (other than a candidate proposed by the Board) is that Notice of the nomination should be given to the Company Secretary during a period not exceeding 90 days nor less than 56 days (Wed 9th. January) prior to the AGM.
Nominations may be made by members of the Association and should include a confirmation by the candidate of his/her willingness to stand for election.Nominations should be intimated to the Company Secretary by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to our new Registered Office: The Railway Station, Havenstreet, Ryde, Isle of Wight. PO33 4DS.
Representatives of HRA members may attend the AGM at no cost, but there will be a charge for those who would like stay on for the Management Conference.
O&S Matters 21 - November 2018
Available in the documents section of this website or by clicking the link above.
HRA SPRING SEMINAR
Tuesday 05 March 2019
The topics will be Heritage and Fundraising
HRA AGM and SPRING MANAGEMANT FORUM
Wednesday 06 March 2019
HRA Autumn SEMINAR
Tuesday 29 October 2019
Autumn MANAGEMANT Forum
Wednesday 30 October 2019
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.