About the Canadian Council for Railway Heritage

Vision Statement

To assist in increasing the professional credibility and further the collective objectives of Canadian railway heritage and preservation organizations.

Mission Statement

To improve communication among diverse Canadian railway heritage interests, and increase cooperation among Canada's railway preservation organizations.


The Canadian Council for Railway Heritage (CCRH) was formed in June 1992 at a Calgary, Alberta meeting of interested railway history groups from the four western provinces. The CCRH is an organization comprised of institutional groups and individual members. It has become quite effective in serving as a medium of communication and cooperation among stakeholders and participants.


Meetings are normally held twice a year at locations established for the upcoming year at the Fall meeting. The Spring meeting is held the first weekend in May and the Fall meeting (our Annual General Meeting) is held the weekend following Thanksgiving.

Membership by any group or individual is welcomed.

The CCRH quarterly newsletter Link & Pin is available to all CCRH members.

Below is a link to an article which appeared in a 2001 issue of Branchline that outlines the reasons behind the formation of CCRH along with some of its philosophical underpinnings.

CCRH Branchline 2001.pdf

About the Canadian Council for Railway Heritage