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Heritage Railway

A heritage railway (United Kingdom, Australia and Canada), preserved railway (United Kingdom and Australia), tourist railway (Australia), or tourist railroad (United States) is a railway that is run as a tourist attraction, in some cases by volunteers, and which typically seeks to re-create or preserve railway scenes of the past (though not all tourist railways are heritage railways). See List of heritage railways.

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Some articles on heritage railway:

Skipton To Ilkley Line - Heritage Railway
... A small section of the line has reopened as the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway. ...
Thamshavnbanen - History - Heritage
... In 1973, the Norwegian Railway Association tried to open a heritage railway, but failed as Orkla wanted to keep the railway in case of future reopening for industrial transportation as a compromise the ... in 1983 the Orkla Industrial Museum and local enthusiasts opened the heritage railway, at first between Løkken and Svorkmo ... Bårdshaug, and the current length of the railway is approximately 22 kilometres (14 mi) ...
Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway - History - Heritage Railway
1972, the line was sold to the Dart Valley Railway Company, which at that time operated the nearby heritage railway that subsequently became the South Devon Railway ... The purchase price of the railway was £250,000 and a further £25,000 was paid for signalling alterations at Paignton ... marketed at the time as the "Torbay Steam Railway", but this has since been changed to the "Dartmouth Steam Railway" ...
Barry Island Railway Station - History - Vale of Glamorgan Railway
... The Heritage Vale of Glamorgan Railway moved their operations to Barry Island station in 1997 from Cardiff Butetown railway station when the Cardiff Bay ... The heritage railway commenced operating heritage trains from Barry Island's platform 4, running across the causeway alongside Network Rail, before continuing on to one of their ... of Glamorgan Council withdrew annual grant support for the heritage railway and placed the facilities up for tender ...
Heritage Railway - In The Americas
... In the United States, heritage railways are known variously as tourist, historic, or scenic railroads ... in mind, like the Sumpter Valley Railroad (Oregon) and the Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway (Maine), or can be entire railroads, preserved in ... mm (19 3⁄4 in) (narrow-gauge) steam railway in Tierra del Fuego Province in operation since 1994 ...

Famous quotes containing the words railway and/or heritage:

    Her personality had an architectonic quality; I think of her when I see some of the great London railway termini, especially St. Pancras, with its soot and turrets, and she overshadowed her own daughters, whom she did not understand—my mother, who liked things to be nice; my dotty aunt. But my mother had not the strength to put even some physical distance between them, let alone keep the old monster at emotional arm’s length.
    Angela Carter (1940–1992)

    It seems to me that upbringings have themes. The parents set the theme, either explicitly or implicitly, and the children pick it up, sometimes accurately and sometimes not so accurately.... The theme may be “Our family has a distinguished heritage that you must live up to” or “No matter what happens, we are fortunate to be together in this lovely corner of the earth” or “We have worked hard so that you can have the opportunities we didn’t have.”
    Calvin Trillin (20th century)