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ATHRA Awards 2023

ATHRA Awards 2023

ATHRA is pleased to announce the 2023 ATHRA Awards. The ATHRA Awards recognise excellence by individuals and organisations operating in the railway and tramway tourist and heritage sector. Nine awards are offered this year.Download the General Rules and Conditions for...

Coal supply problems stop heritage steam operations

ATHRA forms Coal Working Group

Coal Working Group (CWG) The group met in early October and confirmed its terms of reference, and discussed supply issues in Western Australia. On advice it was agreed that the supply coal to WA T&H would be assured until 2030. The CWG identified that a survey of...

Audible Warning Devices on Rollingstock

Audible Warning Devices on Rollingstock

Audible Warning Devices on RollingstockWhat audible warning is required on an item of motive power? There is a RISSB standard for audible warning devices on rollingstock, members should undertake a risk assessment process noting the location and operational...

Audible Warning Devices on Rollingstock

Rollingstock Maintenance

Rollingstock MaintenanceWho can do maintenance work / Must they be a rail safety worker / Medical Category? Can replacement products be used in lieu of original products?In answering the first question - Who can do maintenance work / Must they be a rail safety worker...

ATHRA Insurance Update — June 2022

ATHRA Insurance Update — June 2022

As an update to my last Insurance Update (dated May 2022), ATHRA and Marsh have continued to roll out more competitive insurance policies (both premiums and policy inclusions) to ATHRA members. The journey to date is as follows: October 2018 – ATHRA Board seconded...