What is FEDECRAIL?

In many countries, these voluntary bodies have banded together to form umbrella organisations to promote their common interests on a national level. These in turn have joined forces to form FEDECRAIL, the European Federation of Museum and Tourist Railways.

FEDECRAIL is constituted under the Belgian law. Its members are the national umbrella organisations from European countries but also include, in those countries where none yet exists, some individual railway or museum organisations. Under its constitution, it is governed by a Council of at least six elected representatives from different European countries.

It holds a general meeting once a year preceded by a conference on topics of interest to operators of heritage railways, which is attended by delegates from member organisations from all over Europe as well as observers from other continents. In addition to producing an annual report, FEDECRAIL publishes two or three newsletters each year as well as important papers presented at its conference.

As this website uses Google Translate, some of the text in the German and French pages may appear slightly inaccurate – we are working to fix this.

Latest News from FEDECRAIL

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Model railway festival at the Portuguese National Railway Museum
Published: 6th July 2022

The Fantastic World of Model Railway has arrived at the Portuguese National Railway Museum. Clubs, Associations, Practitioners, Shops, Curious and Railway Modeling Lovers from north …

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“Fenella” on tour- 2023 Great Jubilees on the Isle of Man
Published: 4th July 2022

Isle of Man Steam Railway locomotive No. 8, Fenella, left its home island for the first time in more than a century to take part …

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Museibanornas Riksorganisation, Järnvägsmuseet och Järnvägshistoriska Riksförbundet Sweden: The future of fossil fuels
Published: 2nd July 2022

We are all aware of the challenge we face linked to fossil fuels. The preservation of our moving cultural heritage is also dependent on being …

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