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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Historisch Railvervoer Nederland: The supply of coal
Published: 6th September 2022

The war in Ukraine has faced us with an immediate shortage of coal for our steam locomotives. It has led to an increase of prices …

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Hybrid Seminar: Symbolic Value of Industrial & Technical Heritage
Published: 5th September 2022

Embracing many different types of industrial and transport heritage, this was held as a hybrid event at Donau University Krems in collaboration with the EN …

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Steam, Diesel, Electric…. is there a priority in preservation?
Published: 4th September 2022

Many of us have had the privilege of seeing steam locomotives in regular service: some in the golden years of steam traction, some in the …

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