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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Bad news from South Africa
Published: 10th May 2022

FEDECRAIL has received bad news from South Africa: The volunteer-run Umgeni Steam Railway in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, has been so badly affected by flooding that the …

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New board members and new FEDECRAIL members
Published: 19th April 2022

At the Annual General Meeting of FEDECRAIL on 9 April 2022 in Leuven (Belgium), which was held in hybrid form, Pierluigi Scoizzato and Josef van …

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Imminent threat to railway trackbed in Wensleydale, Yorkshire
Published: 15th April 2022

Facts in brief Two different interests are currently clashing in the Yorkshire Dales National Park: 18 miles of disused railway track have long been preserved. …

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