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B&O Railroad Museum Director Named Patron of the US at the WATTRAIN

B&O Railroad Museum Director Named Patron of the United States
to the World Association of Tourist Trams and Trains

Mr. David Morgan, MBE TD, president of the World Association of Tourist Trams and Trains (WATTRAIN) announced the appointment of Mr. Courtney B. Wilson, executive director of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland as Patron of the United States of America to WATTRAIN. Mr. Morgan also serves as the president of the European Federation of Museum & Tourist Railways and the Chairman of the Heritage Railway Association of the United Kingdom.

Established in 2010, WATTRAIN’s mission is to effectively represent heritage railways and museums on global issues achieving outcomes optimal to the sector; and to engage and support the sector across international borders to facilitate the ongoing sustainability of the sector through the development of people, the sharing of knowledge and the exchange of information. The expanding membership represents organizations in Japan, Germany, Switzerland, India, The United Kingdom, Argentina and Australia.

The first Parton to be named was Lord Faulkner of Worcester (2011). Mr. Wilson, named the second international Patron to the organization, will represent the interests of tourist railroads and museum’s throughout the United States of America and will be a spokesperson for WATTRAIN. The organization will hold its first World Congress in 2012 in York, UK.

Mr. Wilson has been the director of the B&O Railroad Museum since 2000 and has been an active participant in numerous international and domestic conferences concerned with the preservation of railroad heritage and its interpretation to audiences across the globe. In addition Mr. Wilson is the only 2 time recipient of the Academy Award as Attractions Professional of Year presented annually by the Academy of Travel, Tourism and Hospitality.

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