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Heritage railway

A Heritage railway is a term used, especially in Britain, for a railway which is run as a Tourist attraction and is usually but not always run by voulenteers, and seeks to re-create railway scenes of the past.

Heritage railways are usually, railway lines which were once run as proper commercial railways, but which were no longer needed or closed down, and were taken over or re-opened by voulenteers.

Typically a Heritige railway will use steam Locomotives, and old fashioned rolling stock, to create a period atmosphere.

There are an especially large number of heritage railways in the United Kingdom due to the large number of railway lines that were closed in the 1960s, and British people's like for railways. But many other countries have them as well.

See: List of heritage railways, Heritage railways in England



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