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 currently in operation, accessible to the public, or on display. 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).

Nominations may be made by NRHS members, Railway Age and Railway Track & Structures readers, who are invited to nominate their favorite preservation project on the NRHS website (form is below). Nominations close August 30. The Award winner will be announced at the Railway Supply Institute conference in October 2024.

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

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