This site is designed to aid member museums and others interested in railway preservation.

Railways played a key role in the development of communities across the United States and Canada. Railway museums large and small across North America interpret this exciting and pivotal history. And the Association of Railway Museums helps these museums exchange information with each other and improve professional standards.



Click here to see who else is supporting ARM!




Visit our new pages dedicated to FRA Regulations



Make sure your passport is up to date so we can see you next November in beautiful Montreal!

November 5 - 10, 2012

Click Here to view the Conference Program and the Registration form.


Click Here to register Online.

Send a volunteer or staff member for half price!  Click here for the Stephen Patrick Memorial Stipend application.


At the 2011 Annual Conference Don Evans facilitated a discussion of plans to combine ARM with TRAIN to become one even better organization by 2013.  To see the slides from his presentation and learn more about the combination, click here


Visit the TRAIN web site here:



At the 2012 Annual Conference members of both ARM and TRAIN will vote on merging the two associations.  Each member will be asked to name a delegate to attend and vote on behalf of the member organization.  In preparation for the vote, you are invited to read the legal merger documents by clicking here.

List of ARM Members offering reciprocal discounts



The Center for Railway Tourism is Open!

The Center for Railway Tourism, headquartered at Davis and Elkins College in  Elkins, West Virginia, is officially open. 

The Center's purpose is  to be " A first-class educational and support center dedicated to developing and sharing the knowledge and human resources needed to insure the future success of the railway tourism industry."

Click here to read their first newsletter and to learn more about this exciting resource.


It's August and your Members of Congress are Home!

Invite your members of Congress to visit your museum when they are back in their districts. Let them see for themselves how your museum enhances education and tourism locally.

Make sure your members of Congress know the economic value your museum brings to your community. Contact the ARM office for economic data on ARM member railway museums.