Due to COVID -19 this conference, which was due to take place at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea, is being replaced by an International ‘virtual’ conference on the same dates (10-13 June 2021)
- In order to enable an exchange of ideas and experience on how to deal with railway and tramway heritage within the framework of the European Year of Rail, because of COVID we will be organising a series of online events during which aspects of railway heritage conservation can be discussed.
The tender for the demolition works of the Tocón-Montefrío train station, in the province of Granada, put the Íllora Town Council and citizens on alert. At the end of March they started a campaign in networks and collecting signatures with the support of the neighbours and the Montefrío Town Council to save a station that has a great sentimental and symbolic value for these villages.
In the UK 134 railway bridges and tunnels are currently earmarked for demolition or infilling.
An initial appraisal however has revealed that 19 structures (14%) are already proposed for reuse, 22 (17%) have identified potential for future reuse, 54 (40%) have no obstructions to reuse and 39 (29%) have no realistic value.
In use for over 130 years, the Achensee Railway is a steam operated railway, Tit is the oldest still completely preserved rack railway with steam operation in Europe. The whole ensemble is still largely as it was when it was built and opened in 1889. The facilities (vehicles, treatment plants, platforms, railway embankments, track layout etc.) have been in operation and preserved almost unchanged since 1889.which should be celebrated in the European Year of Rail 2021, but is at serious risk of being lost.