The European Federation of Rail Museums and Tourist Railways celebrates its 30th anniversary in Bilbao


Representatives of the member organisations of the European Federation of Rail Museums and Tourist Railways (Fedecrail) visited the different Euskotren facilities (train, tramway and Basque Railway Museum) as part of the activities to celebrate the federation's 30th anniversary, which took place in Bilbao from 3 to 5 May.  

Founded in 1994, Fedecrail's members are 43 organisations from 26 different countries (including Euskotren and its museum), all of which are working to preserve Europe's rich railway heritage.  Over the course of those three decades, Fedecrail has played a crucial role in connecting national rail and tramway organisations with European committees, and championing the recognition of the cultural importance of the rail/tram heritage.  It has likewise facilitated information sharing and organised events such as the European Youth Exchange, in order to foster dialogue between and the participation of rail enthusiasts. 

The Federation organised different activities in Bilbao to mark its 30th anniversary; Euskotren played a key role, with its General Manager, Javier Seoane, taking part in the opening session, along with the technical visits to the tram and railway facilities and to the Basque Railway Museum.  

Fedecrail has thus reaffirmed its commitment to preserving and promoting Europe's rail and tramway heritage for future generations.  Fedecrail – with its focus on cooperation and sharing knowledge – strives to ensure that the legacy of the history of the railway continues to prosper throughout the continent.