Outstanding Railroad Historic Preservation Award

National Railway Historical Society
Railway Age Magazine
Railway Track & Structures Magazine

Outstanding Railroad Historic Preservation Award

The National Railway Historical Society (NRHS), Railway Age magazine, and Railway Track & Structures magazine have joined together to recognize and honor a North American common carrier railroad for a historically significant preservation project completed or put into operation within the last five years. NRHS members and Railway Age and RT&S readers are strong advocates for sharing the railroad industry’s important history within North America. This award is intended to recognize the most outstanding example of historic preservation achieved within the railroad industry itself.

The criteria for the Outstanding Railroad Historic Preservation Award are as follows:

  • Projects may include locomotives or any type of rolling stock, buildings, stations, a rail line, or a significant rail line feature such as a bridge, viaduct, tunnel, etc.
  • Projects that result in returning the asset to use as originally intended will be prioritized vs. a static display or no longer operational asset.
  • Projects accessible to the public will be prioritized for recognition (for example, periodic operation of historically significant railroad equipment, scheduled excursion train service, publicly accessible historically preserved railroad stations, or buildings and/or museums displaying historic railroad artifacts).

The deadline to submit nominations for the 2023 award has passed. A judging committee comprised of NRHS, Railway Age, and RT&S senior leaders will review all nominations and announce three finalists in early September 2023. The Award winner will be announced at the Railway Interchange conference in October 2023.

For further information about this award, please contact Mike Yuhas at myuhas@nrhs.com.