It depends on us

A way to preserve the historical heritage of Brazil’s railroads

The historical collection of Brazilian railroads requires care and protection. Today, it is impossible to believe that is only up to the government to record our history. The recovery of historical memory already is taking place more frequently in other countries, with the involvement and recognition of all of society. In Brazil, the responsibility for the preservation of historic and cultural memory is beginning to gain strength. It is increasingly clear that each citizen or businessman has his or her role to play within the limits of their individual or organizational possibilities.

As a specialized publication directly linked to the sector and with 62 years of circulation tradition, Revista Ferroviaria wants to make projects that help preserve railroad history possible. The first project developed was to locate, photograph and take inventory of all of the steam locomotives that still exist in Brazil, in the state in which each one of them is discovered. This project, whose final result was published in book form, was approved by the Ministry of Culture under No. 011118. As a result, it obtained tax incentives under the conditions of the Rouanet Law and Law 9874/99, permitting individuals and companies to offset 100% of contributions to the project against income tax.