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”
July 2019 - COAL - STEAMING AHEAD? - APPGHR REPORT
O&S Matters 24 - May 2019
Available in the documents section of this website or by clicking the link above.
The new 2019 version of RM3 can be downladed HERE
Tuesday 29 October 2019
Autumn MANAGEMENT Forum
Wednesday 30 October 2019
Registration is now open for both of these events. Discount available for booking for both days at the same time and early
Book your hotels ASAP as there are still cheap deals available
RM3 ORR / HRA Seminars
These are extremely important FREE events and ORR would like 1 or 2 relevant PERSONNEL from every operating railway to attend
08 November - at the Bluebell Railway
20 November in Manchester
03 December - probably at the Severn Valley Railway but location and date may change
05 December - Stirling
Booking will be on this site, but we will be contacting members with more details.
HRA AWARDS 2020
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!
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.