The infrastructure of the Railways is a combination of static & dynamic elements that have evolved into complex engineering systems. The heritage of the evolution of these technologies is itself a focus for studies in industrial history.
The speaker, Vinita Srivastava, IRSME has served in leadership roles for over two decades in various government ministries of Railways, Steel, Culture & Heavy Industries. She will be presenting a historical introduction to the concept of “Railways as World Heritage sites” with several theoretical and practical considerations.
The core of her presentation is the outstanding universal values that help tie together the tangible & intangible sides of railway heritage in India & across the world. UNESCO & ICOMOS criteria for internationally significant railways will be explained briefly, along with criteria in practice for some railways of note. Conservation & Preservation best practices, which can be supported by industry (for branding & CSR) will be covered.
Case studies of international heritage railways will supplement and conclude the topic. Linkages of heritage will be demonstrated using visuals & videos from heritage railways across the globe including but not limited to the Semmering Pass, Austria, the Great Zig Zag, Australia and of course the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, India.
To get more insights on the international heritage linkages of Rail Infrastructure, please join Mrs. Vinita Srivastava at Rail & Metro Infrastructure 2021 - Webinar Series on June 28, 2021, at 11.00 AM (IST).