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Statement on the death of Queen Elizabeth II

President of the Heritage Railway Association, Lord Faulkner, said: “Everyone at the Heritage Railway Association, and within the heritage rail community as a whole, are deeply saddened by the news. Our thoughts are with the royal family at this traumatic time.  “The Queen has reigned throughout almost the entire existence of the railway preservation movement and has continued the longstanding royal tradition...

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Babbacombe Cliff Railway statement

The Heritage Railway Association has released a short statement in relation to tragic news from the Babbacombe Cliff Railway where a member of staff lost their life in an incident, which has been desc...

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Australian heritage steam line shares weather advice

Expertise from the other side of the world is helping British heritage railways to revise their hot weather plans following a long, hot summer. The famous Puffing Billy Railway, based near Melbourne...

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Boost for young volunteers’ rights takes a step closer

Essential legislation that will ensure that young people volunteering at heritage railways and tramways throughout the UK will not be considered to be breaking the law has taken a major step forward.&...

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Minister to visit heritage lines 

A key government minister is set to visit steam railways this summer as the campaign to secure the future of the sector takes another major step forward.  Two high-level meetings with ministers...

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Key government coal meeting secured

The Heritage Railway Association has secured a vital meeting with a Minister from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in its ongoing campaign to secure the long-term supply of steam co...

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HRA takes coal calls to Welsh government

Meeting with key Senedd members in Cardiff discusses the future of Welsh steam.  The Heritage Railway Association has met with members of the Welsh government as it continues to make the case fo...

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