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Traffic monuments in England

As unbelievable as it seems, it's true. The 2023 season is coming to an end, and all the historic and amusement railways, seasonal museums and the like want to give the season a proper send-off. Just take a look at the Calendar or News sections.   

More About Traffic monuments in England

Bus, tram, air and maritime museums

Historical railways

Amusement railways

Non-traditional operations

Welcome to the Transport Monuments England website.

This website was created in 2019 and attempts to document the care and preservation of transport history in England. After four years it is getting a new look. We have tried to make it clearer and simpler. And therefore more user-friendly. We do not aim to give detailed descriptions of individual museums , railways or an exact listing of the programme of events. We just want visitors to get a basic overview. There is always a direct link for detailed informationthere is always a direct link to the museum, the historical railway, etc. Our goal is to make the site useful for fans and enthusiasts in this field but also when planning family activities with children. Of course if you need any advice , contact etc we are at your disposal via contact form , email or chat.

                                    Some information for easier orientation on our website.
As our website has grown over time, here is some basic information about its structure.
Home page - contains three subsections
- Calendar - here you will find basic information about events at individual museums, historic railroads, etc.
- News - highlights important and interesting events, including details.
- Happenings - a brief overview of interesting events in the field
Map - a clear map to simplify your search for what interests you, according to your current location
- An alphabetical list of each place presented. When you click on an image, you will be taken directly to the section you are interested in
Museums - divided by the predominant part of the collections
- Combined Collections - a collection of exhibits of more than one type of vehicle.
- Railway museums - collections of railway vehicles and technology
- Tramway museums - collections of tramway vehicles
- Trolleybus museums - collections of trolleybuses
- Bus museums - collections of buses
- Maritime museums - collections focused on the history of shipping
- Aviation museums - collections focused on the history and development of air transport
- Commercial vehicles - collections of vehicles intended for commercial use
- Automobiles - collections of passenger cars including motorcycles
Standard gauge - historic railways operating on standard gauge (England 1435mm,Ireland 1600mm). They are divided by area
Narrow gauge - historic railways operating on various gauges smaller than standard gauge.
Entertain (Park) railways - model railways designed for passenger transport.
Non-traditional railways - interesting railways that are in regular service but are close in character to historic railways and are a significant tourist attraction.


What is a historic railway

A heritage railway or heritage railroad (US usage) is a railway operated as living history to re-create or preserve railway scenes of the past. Heritage railways are often old railway lines preserved in a state depicting a period (or periods) in the history of rail transport.
The British Office of Rail and Road defines heritage railways as follows:
...'lines of local interest', museum railways or tourist railways that have retained or assumed the character and appearance and operating practices of railways of former times. Several lines that operate in isolation provide genuine transport facilities, providing community links. Most lines constitute tourist or educational attractions in their own right. Much of the rolling stock and other equipment used on these systems is original and is of historic value in its own right. Many systems aim to replicate both the look and operating practices of historic former railways companies.
"Minor and Heritage Railways". Office of Rail and Road. Archived from the original on February 22, 2018. Retrieved August 16, 2018.

(quote from Wikipedia)

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These pages are the result of a search of various sources that deal with the topic. The sources used include the operators' websites, , information from Wikipedia which is the largest online encyclopedia, YouTube videos that show practical examples, the Google search engine that allows you to find relevant information on the Internet, and a personal archive that contains the author's own experiences and insights.

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