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Useful links and information on current legislation debates and Heritage Rail

– Association of British Transport and Engineering Museums website: abtemssn.wordpress.com

– New report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on the future of coal (and one on the future of skills) in the heritage railway sector: https://www.hra.uk.com/all-party-parliamentary-group-on-heritage-rail

– APPG on Historic Vehicles: http://www.historicvehicles.org.uk/
– APPG on General Aviation (Heritage Working Group): http://www.generalaviationappg.uk/heritage/
– APPG on Industrial Heritage: http://www.nickthomassymonds.uk/category/appg-industrial-heritage/
And their recent July ‘summit’ http://www.nickthomassymonds.uk/experts-gather-as-all-party-group-holds-industrial-heritage-summit/
And a recent report on Industrial Heritage challenges: https://industrial-archaeology.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/APPG-on-Industrial-Heritage-Report-Digital.pdf

House of Lords Briefing on documents around Young People and Heritage Railways: researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/LBP-2019-0060/LBP-2019-0060.pdf

– Eastern England heritage engineering networks – click “Heritage Engineering Network” and “Maritime Heritage East Network” on this webpage: http://www.sharemuseumseast.org.uk/networks/

– List of industrial heritage / engineering museums and organisations: https://www.ice.org.uk/knowledge-and-resources/best-practice/conservation-resources-for-civil-engineers/heritage-and-conservation-organisations#national-nongovernment

– An interesting ancient charity that maintains old bridges in Rochester: www.rochesterbridgetrust.org.uk

– Heritage Engineering Apprenticeships specifications: https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/about/news-events/planes-and-boats-and-trains-apprenticeship-preserves-dying-out-skills-in-heritage-engineering/

– Old but interesting article on potential demographic timebomb in the heritage rail sector: https://www.citymetric.com/transport/britains-heritage-railways-are-booming-demographic-timebomb-looms-1801