Récipients

Lifetime Achievement Award

To a person for a significant contribution over a period of years.

Note: past recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award are not eligible for re-nomination.

 2016Marie-Claude Reid 2015Derek Boles
 2014Ross Robinson 2013Charles DeJean
 2012Bill Linley 2011Barrie Sanford
 2010Doug Smith 2009Ronald S. Ritchie
 2008Daniel Laurendeau 2007Donald Bain
 2006Jacques Pharand 2005Robert D. Turner
 2004Earl Roberts 2003Henry W. Ewert
 2002William Lesurf 2001C. Stephen Cheasley
 2000Dr. David Johnson 1999Dr. Andrew Panko
 1998Mervyn (Mike) Green 1997A. Stephen Walbridge
 1996James A. Brown 1995David S. Wilkie
 1994 Walter J. Bedbrook 1993Nicholas Morant
 1992Allan Paterson and Dick George 1991Peter Murphy
 1990Fred Angus 1989Dr. Robert V.V. Nicholls
 1988Ray Corley 1987Omer Lavallée

Preservation Award

2016Brian Manning – Restaurationto full-operating of CP#414328, ex-CPR 100-ton steam-powered wrecking crane at Calgary’s “Heritage Park’s Historical Village”
2015(not awarded)
2014Keith Heller – Restoration of locomotive CNR SW-1200 as #1382 to green and yellow “as delivered” paint scheme
2013Donald Frank Broadbear – Restoration of locomotives, steam engines, coaches and other railway equipment
2012two (2) recipients: The team of Exporail Volunteers – MTCo #3 streetcar
City of Brockville – Brockville Railway Tunnel
2011(not awarded)
2010( not awarded )
2009two (2) recipients : MRC d’Argenteuil – Lachute Heritage Station ‘The Black Gang’ – Prairie Dog Central steam locomotive # 3
2008( not awarded )
2007Brian West – ‘Canadian National Passenger Equipment’
2006John Burbidge – Restoration of ex-CPR ‘Fairbanks-Morse’ locomotive # 4104
2005two (2) recipients : Orangedale Station Association – ICR Station – CN Caboose – GE44T Diesel Locomotive David Venables and Associates – ‘WADDON’ Steam Engine
2004Ronald and Olive Cooper – ‘Halton County Radial Railway’ & LSR # 23
2003Dr. Allan Westland – Locomotive à vapeur CNoR # 1112
2002‘The Kamloops Heritage Railway’
2001‘Canadian Museum of Rail Travel’ – The Royal Alexandra Hall
2000Ronald and Ollie Cooper – London Street Railway Car # 23
1999two (2) recipients : Bill LeSurf and the ‘Smith Falls Railway Museum’ Team Volunteers at the ‘Canadian Railway Museum’ for the restoration of Canadian National FPA-4 locomotive # 6765
1998( not awarded )
1997William C. Bailey – rebirth of streetcar # 1231 – see article in Canadian Rail, no 459, September 1997
1996the ‘Kootenay Lake Historical Society’ – National Historic Site S .S. Moyïe
1995( not awarded )
1994the ‘Canadian Northern Society’
1993the ‘Nelson Electric Tramway Society’
1992the ‘Cranbrook Archives Museum and Landmark Foundation’ – repatriation of the 1907 Observation / Sleeper Car ‘Curzon’
1991the ‘Kingstonship Historical Society’ – Restoration of the 140-year-old Kingston Railway Station
1990the ‘WestCoast Railway Association’ – Restoration of # 1890 CPR wooden business car ‘British Columbia’
1989‘Heritage Park’, Calgary, AB – Restoration of Canadian Pacific Passenger Car # 141, built in 1907
1988the Cranbrook Railway Museum
1987J.E. Lanigan: CPR caboose # 437358 at Heritage Park, Calgary, AB

Article in a C.R.H.A. publication

2016Douglas Smith – THE ORIGINS OF THE CANADIAN NORTHERN RAILWAY, parts 1, 2 & 3 Canadian Rail, nos. 572, 573 & 574 May to October 2016
2015 Peter Murphy – THE PCC STREETCAR IN CANADA – LE TRAMWAY PCC AU CANADA Canadian Rail, no 569, November-December 2015
2014Douglas Smith, THE GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC, Canadian Rail, no. 562, September-October 2014
2013Patrick O. Hind – HOW CP PIONEERED REMOTE CONTROL OPERATION IN CANADA, The Sandhouse, Autumn 2013
2012Henry Ewert – THE THIRD MAIN LINE OF THE GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY Canadian Rail, no. 551, November-December 2012
2011(not awarded)
2010Herb MacDonald – THE EARLY HORSE-POWERED MINING RAILWAYS OF CAPE BRETON Canadian Rail, no. 534, January-February 2010
2009Josée Vallerand & Doug Smith RAILWAY GARDENS – LES JARDINS DE GARE Canadian Rail, no. 530, May-June 2009
2008Stephen Wray, Denis Vallières, Peter Murphy, Denis Latour A CONCISE HISTORY OF THE CRHA – UN APERÇU DE L’HISTOIRE DE L’ACHF Canadian Rail, nos. 521, 522 & 525, November-December 2007, January-February 2008, July-August 2008
2007( not awarded )
2006Fred Angus THE SESQUINCENTENNIAL OF THE MONTREAL-TORONTO TRAIN SERVICE Canadian Rail, no. 514, September-October 2006
2005Ken Heard RAILWAYS A CANADIAN OBSESSION Canadian Rail, no. 504, January-February 2005
2004Kenneth M. Atkey THE RAILWAY TO PORT GUICHON The Sandhouse, Vol. 29, No. 3, issue 115, Fall 2004
2003Herb MacDonald THE LOST YEARS OF THE CHAMPLAIN AND ST. LAWRENCE Canadian Rail, no. 493, March-April 2003
2002Jay Underwood FRUIT OF A POISONED TREE Canadian Rail, no. July-August 2002
2001Fred Angus THE SAGA OF THE COTE DES NEIGES STREET CAR LINE Canadian Rail, no. 480, January-February 2001
2000Herb MacDonald THE ALBION RAILWAY OF 1839-40 Canadian Rail, no. 474, January-February 2000
1999Fred Angus FIFTY YEARS OF CANADIAN RAIL Canadian Rail, no. 472, September-October 1999
1998Eric Johnson TAILS OF TRAILS AND RAILS The Sandhouse, September 1998
1997Robert D.Turner HAIDA GWALI’S STEAM LOGGING RAILWAY Canadian Rail, no 457, March-April 1997
1996David L.I. Davies NEST OF CROW AND TRACK OF IRON Canadian Rail, July-August 1996
1995Hughes Bonin THE PHILATELIC COLUMN Kingston Rail, November-December 1995
1994Mervyn T. Green THE CANADIAN NORTH-EASTERN RAILWAY Canadian Rail, no. 442, September-October 1994
1993Fred F. Angus THE CANADIAN RAILWAY TROOPS IN WORLD WAR I – LEST WE FORGET Canadian Rail, no 437
1992Geoffrey A. Lester SOME PRE-CANADIAN PACIFIC PROMOTIONS FOR A CANADIAN TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY Canadian Rail No. 429, July-August 1992
1991Robert G. Burnet THE RAILWAY TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE Canadian Rail, no. 425, November-December 1991
1990two (2) recipients : Dr. Fritz Lechmann JAMES GOOD AND THE TORONTO LOCOMOTIVE WORKS Peter D. Lockefor THE REID NEWFOUNDLAND COMPANY AND ITS INFLUENCE ON NEWFOUNDLAND, 1898 TO 1923
1989David Llewelyn Davies EMBANKMENT
1988Allan Graham THE GRAND CONNECTION Canadian Rail, September-October 1988
1987two (2) recipients : Ena Schneider THE PEANUT ROAD Canadian Rail, May-June 1987 Douglas N.W. Smith LAYING THE FOUNDATION Canadian Rail, September-October 1987

Article in a Non-C.R.H.A. publication

2016(not awarded)
2015(not awarded)
2014Pierre Barrieau – A THESIS ON THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE 94th ANNUAL TRB (Transport Research Board) MEETING OF THE U.S. ACADEMY OF SCIENCE – Washington D.C. January 2014
2013Canadian Railway Modeller – July-August 2013 and November-December 2013 issues
2012( not awarded )
2011( not awarded )
2010( not awarded )
2009( not awarded )
2008( not awarded )
2007( not awarded )
2006Denis Fortier HISTORIQUE DU CHEMIN DE FER DE CHARLEVOIX Revue d’histoire de Charlevoix, no. 52, March 2006
2005(not awarded)
2004Dave Andrew WITTS GO TO THE MOVIES Radial Report, no. 216, September 2004
2003(not awarded)
2002Michèle Giasson & Jacques Ruel LE TRANSPORT FERROVIAIRE DES MARCHANDISES DANS LA RÉGION DE LA CHAUDIÈRE-APPALACHES Innovation Transport no. 10, June 2001
2001Norman Lowe CN & PULLMAN Branchline, Bytown Railway Society, Decembre 2001
2000Roderick Taylor THE CASO LINE: RISING FROM THE GRAVE ? Branchline,Bytown Railway Society, Juin 2000
1999J. Norman Lowe CANADIAN NATIONAL’S FORMER TURCOT ROUNDHOUSE, THE LARGEST IN CANADA Branchline Vol. 38, no. 10, Bytown Railway Society, November 1999
1998Dan Lett NEW HOPE FOR MANITOBA’S NORTHERN RAILWAY Canadian Geographic, March-April 1998
1997Gary R. Zuters et Mel Wilson CARTIER : ALCOS AND IRON ORE Railfan and Railroad Magazine, Décember 1997
1996Stafford Swain and Ken Goslett CANADA’S EIGHT-HATCH ICED REFRIGERATOR CARS Railroad Model Craftsman 1995 & 1996, in three (3) parts
1995( not awarded )
1994Clayton W. Morgan THE RAILWAYS OF CLARINGTON The Belvedere, no.1, 1994
1993Adolf Hungry Wolf CRANBROOK ‘S WHEELS OF LUXURY Locomotive and Railway Preservation, May-June 1993
1992Donald Davies TECHNOLOGICAL MOMENTUM, MOTOR BUSES AND THE PERSISTENCE OF CANADA’S STREET RAILWAYS TO 1940 Material History Review, no. 36, Fall 1992
1991Elisabeth A. Tancock SECRET TRAINS ACROSS CANADA 1917-1918 appeared in The Beaver, published by ‘The Hudson’s Bay Company’
1990Les Kozma & Charles Bohi THE CENTRAL WESTERN RAILWAY Railfan and Railroad Magazine
1989Ken Goslett THE GE E-166 ELECTRIC : CN’S LONG-LASTING BOXCABS Railroad Model Craftsman, December 1989
1988Philip Jago CURTAIN CALL FOR THE B&W Branchline, September 1988
1987Dr. Fritz Lehmann A THOROUGH MAN OF BUSINESS Spring issue, 1997

Book award

2016David R.P. Guay – TRACKS TO THE TRENCHES, Fitzhenry & Whiteside, MArkham, ON / Railfare *DC Books 2016
2015 Ralph Beaumont – HECKMAN’S CANADIAN PACIFIC, 2015
2014Robert D. Turner and Donald F. MacLachlan – VANCOUVER ISLAND’S ESQUIMAULT & NANAIMO’S RAILWAY, THE CPR, VIA AND THE SHORTLINE YEARS, 1949-2013, Sono Nis PRess, Winlaw, B.C., 2013
2013Two (2) recipients : Herb MacDonald – CAPE BRETON RAILWAYS: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY, Cape Breton University Press, Sydney, NS, 2012 / Kenneth G. Pieroway – RAILS ACROSS THE ROCK, Crative Publishers, St. John’s, NL 2013
2012Ken Goslett and Kevin J. Holland – CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES CNRHA, 2012
2011J.R. Thomas Grumley – MONTREAL STREETCARS – VOLUME 4: WORK & SERVICE EQUIPMENT Bytown Railway Society, 2011
2010Duncan du Fresne – WHEN STEAM & STEEL GET IN YOUR BLOOD – RECOLLECTIONS OF A CPR FIREMAN Bytown Railway Society, 2010
2009( not awarded )
2008Derek Booth QUEBEC CENTRAL RAILWAY’ – FROM THE ST. FRANCIS TO THE CHAUDIÈRE Railfare DC Books
2007two (2) recipients : Omer Lavallée and Charles Cooper CANADIAN PACIFIC TO THE EAST Bytown Railway Society, 2007 Robert D. Turner and J. S. Wilkie STEAM ALONG THE BOUNDARY Sono Nis Press, Victoria, B.C., 2007
2006J.R. Thomas Grumley “MONTREAL STREETCARS – VOLUME 2 : PEOPLE & PLACES Bytown Railway Society, 2005
2005Valerie Knowles FROM TELEGRAPHER TO TITAN – THE LIFE OF W.C. VAN HORNE The Dundurn Group, 2004
2004Joe Smuin KETTLE VALLEY RAILWAY MILEBOARD North Kildonan Publications, 2003
2003Richard McQuade FROM WOOD TO STEEL: CLASSIC CANADIAN RAILWAY PASSENGER CARS FROM 1860 TO 1920 Martin Grove Press, 2003
2002Charles Cooper HAMILTON’S OTHER RAILWAY Bytown Railway Society, 2002
2001Ken Bradley & Karen Southern POWELL RIVER’S RAILWAY ERA Sono Nis Press, Victoria, B.C., October 2000
2000Donald R. McQueen et William D. Thomson CONSTRUCTED IN KINGSTON – A HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN LOCOMOTIVE CO. CRHA, March 2000
1999Jacques Pharand LES TRAMWAYS DE QUÉBEC MNH, Beauport, 1998
1998Randy P. Noseworthy. THE SCHOOL CAR
1997Dr. Christopher Andreae LINES OF COUNTRY: ANAn Atlas of Railway and Waterway History in Canada Boston Mills Press, 1997
1996two (2) recipients : Ian Bickle TURNMOIL AND TRIUMPH – THE CONTROVERSIAL RAILWAY TO HUDSON BAY Detselig Enterprises Ltd., Calgary, Alberta Frank Leonard A THOUSAND BLUNDERS – THE GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY AND NORTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA UBC Press, Vancouver, B.C.
1995( not awarded )
1994Robert D. Turner and David S. Wilkie THE SKYLINE LIMITED Sono Nis Press, Victoria, B.C.
1993John F. Garden NICHOLAS MORANT’S CANADIAN PACIFIC Footprint Publishing
1992David Nason RAILWAYS OF NEW BRUNSWICK New Ireland Press, Fredericton, N.B., 1992
1991Robert D. Turner LOGGING BY RAIL.
1990Dr. A. Eagle THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF WESTERN CANADA
1989Bytown Railway Society Inc. CANADIAN TRACKSIDE GUIDE 1989
1988David Cruise and Ms. Alison Griffiths LORDS OF THE LINE Penguin Books of Canada, 1988
1987Robert D. Turner WEST OF THE GREAT DIVIDE Sono Nis Press, Victoria B.C.,1987

Multimedia

2016(not awarded)
2015(not awarded)
2014Lorne Perry & A. W. Bill Leggett – ST. LAMBERT – A TRAIN OF THOUGHT, C.R.H.A, Saint-Constant, QC, 2014
2013(not awarded)
2012William H. Baird – CANADIAN RAILWAY OBSERVATIONS  Website
2011Stephen Low – ROCKY MOUNTAIN EXPRESS Film – Stephen Low Productions 2011
2010( not awarded )
2009( not awarded )
2008( not awarded )
2007Stan J. Smaill & Sean Ropchan CLC FAIRBANKS YEARS DVD Chandos Television Productions 2007
2006Stan J. Smaill & Sean Ropchan GREAT WESTERN CANADIAN STEAM DVD Chandos Television Productions 2006
2005David Othen and Associates SITE WEB novascotiarailwayheritage.com : The Nova Scotia Railway Heritage Society 2005
2004Stan J. Smaill & Sean Ropchan 2816 EAST – THE RETURN OF DOMINION’S DREAM VHS Chandos Television Productions 2004