Recipients

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.

 2016

Marie-Claude Reid

 2015

Derek Boles

 2014

Ross Robinson

 2013

Charles DeJean

 2012

Bill Linley

 2011

Barrie Sanford

 2010

Doug Smith

 2009

Ronald S. Ritchie

 2008

Daniel Laurendeau

 2007

Donald Bain

 2006

Jacques Pharand

 2005

Robert D. Turner

 2004

Earl Roberts

 2003

Henry W. Ewert

 2002

William Lesurf

 2001

C. Stephen Cheasley

 2000

Dr. David Johnson

 1999

Dr. Andrew Panko

 1998

Mervyn (Mike) Green

 1997

A. Stephen Walbridge

 1996

James A. Brown

 1995

David S. Wilkie

 1994 

Walter J. Bedbrook

 1993

Nicholas Morant

 1992

Allan Paterson and Dick George

 1991

Peter Murphy

 1990

Fred Angus

 1989

Dr. Robert V.V. Nicholls

 1988

Ray Corley

 1987

Omer Lavallée

Preservation Award

2016

Brian 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)

2014

Keith Heller - Restoration of locomotive CNR SW-1200 as #1382 to green and yellow "as delivered" paint scheme

2013

Donald Frank Broadbear - Restoration of locomotives, steam engines, coaches and other railway equipment

2012

two (2) recipients: The team of Exporail Volunteers - MTCo #3 streetcar
City of Brockville - Brockville Railway Tunnel

2011

(not awarded)

2010

( not awarded )

2009

two (2) recipients : MRC d'Argenteuil - Lachute Heritage Station 'The Black Gang' - Prairie Dog Central steam locomotive # 3

2008

( not awarded )

2007

Brian West - 'Canadian National Passenger Equipment'

2006

John Burbidge - Restoration of ex-CPR 'Fairbanks-Morse' locomotive # 4104

2005

two (2) recipients : Orangedale Station Association - ICR Station - CN Caboose - GE44T Diesel Locomotive David Venables and Associates - 'WADDON' Steam Engine

2004

Ronald and Olive Cooper - 'Halton County Radial Railway' & LSR # 23

2003

Dr. Allan Westland - Locomotive à vapeur CNoR # 1112

2002

'The Kamloops Heritage Railway'

2001

'Canadian Museum of Rail Travel' - The Royal Alexandra Hall

2000

Ronald and Ollie Cooper - London Street Railway Car # 23

1999

two (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 )

1997

William C. Bailey - rebirth of streetcar # 1231 - see article in Canadian Rail, no 459, September 1997

1996

the 'Kootenay Lake Historical Society' - National Historic Site S .S. Moyïe

1995

( not awarded )

1994

the 'Canadian Northern Society'

1993

the 'Nelson Electric Tramway Society'

1992

the 'Cranbrook Archives Museum and Landmark Foundation' - repatriation of the 1907 Observation / Sleeper Car 'Curzon'

1991

the 'Kingstonship Historical Society' - Restoration of the 140-year-old Kingston Railway Station

1990

the '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

1988

the Cranbrook Railway Museum

1987

J.E. Lanigan: CPR caboose # 437358 at Heritage Park, Calgary, AB

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

2016

Douglas 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

2014

Douglas Smith, THE GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC, Canadian Rail, no. 562, September-October 2014

2013

Patrick O. Hind - HOW CP PIONEERED REMOTE CONTROL OPERATION IN CANADA, The Sandhouse, Autumn 2013

2012

Henry Ewert - THE THIRD MAIN LINE OF THE GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY Canadian Rail, no. 551, November-December 2012

2011

(not awarded)

2010

Herb MacDonald - THE EARLY HORSE-POWERED MINING RAILWAYS OF CAPE BRETON Canadian Rail, no. 534, January-February 2010

2009

Josée Vallerand & Doug Smith RAILWAY GARDENS - LES JARDINS DE GARE Canadian Rail, no. 530, May-June 2009

2008

Stephen 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 )

2006

Fred Angus THE SESQUINCENTENNIAL OF THE MONTREAL-TORONTO TRAIN SERVICE Canadian Rail, no. 514, September-October 2006

2005

Ken Heard RAILWAYS A CANADIAN OBSESSION Canadian Rail, no. 504, January-February 2005

2004

Kenneth M. Atkey THE RAILWAY TO PORT GUICHON The Sandhouse, Vol. 29, No. 3, issue 115, Fall 2004

2003

Herb MacDonald THE LOST YEARS OF THE CHAMPLAIN AND ST. LAWRENCE Canadian Rail, no. 493, March-April 2003

2002

Jay Underwood FRUIT OF A POISONED TREE Canadian Rail, no. July-August 2002

2001

Fred Angus THE SAGA OF THE COTE DES NEIGES STREET CAR LINE Canadian Rail, no. 480, January-February 2001

2000

Herb MacDonald THE ALBION RAILWAY OF 1839-40 Canadian Rail, no. 474, January-February 2000

1999

Fred Angus FIFTY YEARS OF CANADIAN RAIL Canadian Rail, no. 472, September-October 1999

1998

Eric Johnson TAILS OF TRAILS AND RAILS The Sandhouse, September 1998

1997

Robert D.Turner HAIDA GWALI'S STEAM LOGGING RAILWAY Canadian Rail, no 457, March-April 1997

1996

David L.I. Davies NEST OF CROW AND TRACK OF IRON Canadian Rail, July-August 1996

1995

Hughes Bonin THE PHILATELIC COLUMN Kingston Rail, November-December 1995

1994

Mervyn T. Green THE CANADIAN NORTH-EASTERN RAILWAY Canadian Rail, no. 442, September-October 1994

1993

Fred F. Angus THE CANADIAN RAILWAY TROOPS IN WORLD WAR I - LEST WE FORGET Canadian Rail, no 437

1992

Geoffrey A. Lester SOME PRE-CANADIAN PACIFIC PROMOTIONS FOR A CANADIAN TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY Canadian Rail No. 429, July-August 1992

1991

Robert G. Burnet THE RAILWAY TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE Canadian Rail, no. 425, November-December 1991

1990

two (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

1989

David Llewelyn Davies EMBANKMENT

1988

Allan Graham THE GRAND CONNECTION Canadian Rail, September-October 1988

1987

two (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)

2014

Pierre 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

2013

Canadian 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 )

2006

Denis Fortier HISTORIQUE DU CHEMIN DE FER DE CHARLEVOIX Revue d'histoire de Charlevoix, no. 52, March 2006

2005

(not awarded)

2004

Dave Andrew WITTS GO TO THE MOVIES Radial Report, no. 216, September 2004

2003

(not awarded)

2002

Michèle Giasson & Jacques Ruel LE TRANSPORT FERROVIAIRE DES MARCHANDISES DANS LA RÉGION DE LA CHAUDIÈRE-APPALACHES Innovation Transport no. 10, June 2001

2001

Norman Lowe CN & PULLMAN Branchline, Bytown Railway Society, Decembre 2001

2000

Roderick Taylor THE CASO LINE: RISING FROM THE GRAVE ? Branchline,Bytown Railway Society, Juin 2000

1999

J. Norman Lowe CANADIAN NATIONAL'S FORMER TURCOT ROUNDHOUSE, THE LARGEST IN CANADA Branchline Vol. 38, no. 10, Bytown Railway Society, November 1999

1998

Dan Lett NEW HOPE FOR MANITOBA'S NORTHERN RAILWAY Canadian Geographic, March-April 1998

1997

Gary R. Zuters et Mel Wilson CARTIER : ALCOS AND IRON ORE Railfan and Railroad Magazine, Décember 1997

1996

Stafford Swain and Ken Goslett CANADA'S EIGHT-HATCH ICED REFRIGERATOR CARS Railroad Model Craftsman 1995 & 1996, in three (3) parts

1995

( not awarded )

1994

Clayton W. Morgan THE RAILWAYS OF CLARINGTON The Belvedere, no.1, 1994

1993

Adolf Hungry Wolf CRANBROOK 'S WHEELS OF LUXURY Locomotive and Railway Preservation, May-June 1993

1992

Donald Davies TECHNOLOGICAL MOMENTUM, MOTOR BUSES AND THE PERSISTENCE OF CANADA'S STREET RAILWAYS TO 1940 Material History Review, no. 36, Fall 1992

1991

Elisabeth A. Tancock SECRET TRAINS ACROSS CANADA 1917-1918 appeared in The Beaver, published by 'The Hudson's Bay Company'

1990

Les Kozma & Charles Bohi THE CENTRAL WESTERN RAILWAY Railfan and Railroad Magazine

1989

Ken Goslett THE GE E-166 ELECTRIC : CN'S LONG-LASTING BOXCABS Railroad Model Craftsman, December 1989

1988

Philip Jago CURTAIN CALL FOR THE B&W Branchline, September 1988

1987

Dr. Fritz Lehmann A THOROUGH MAN OF BUSINESS Spring issue, 1997

Book award

2016

David R.P. Guay - TRACKS TO THE TRENCHES, Fitzhenry & Whiteside, MArkham, ON / Railfare *DC Books 2016

2015 

Ralph Beaumont - HECKMAN'S CANADIAN PACIFIC, 2015

2014

Robert 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

2013

Two (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

2012

Ken Goslett and Kevin J. Holland - CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES CNRHA, 2012

2011

J.R. Thomas Grumley - MONTREAL STREETCARS - VOLUME 4: WORK & SERVICE EQUIPMENT Bytown Railway Society, 2011

2010

Duncan du Fresne - WHEN STEAM & STEEL GET IN YOUR BLOOD - RECOLLECTIONS OF A CPR FIREMAN Bytown Railway Society, 2010

2009

( not awarded )

2008

Derek Booth QUEBEC CENTRAL RAILWAY' - FROM THE ST. FRANCIS TO THE CHAUDIÈRE Railfare DC Books

2007

two (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

2006

J.R. Thomas Grumley "MONTREAL STREETCARS - VOLUME 2 : PEOPLE & PLACES Bytown Railway Society, 2005

2005

Valerie Knowles FROM TELEGRAPHER TO TITAN - THE LIFE OF W.C. VAN HORNE The Dundurn Group, 2004

2004

Joe Smuin KETTLE VALLEY RAILWAY MILEBOARD North Kildonan Publications, 2003

2003

Richard McQuade FROM WOOD TO STEEL: CLASSIC CANADIAN RAILWAY PASSENGER CARS FROM 1860 TO 1920 Martin Grove Press, 2003

2002

Charles Cooper HAMILTON'S OTHER RAILWAY Bytown Railway Society, 2002

2001

Ken Bradley & Karen Southern POWELL RIVER'S RAILWAY ERA Sono Nis Press, Victoria, B.C., October 2000

2000

Donald R. McQueen et William D. Thomson CONSTRUCTED IN KINGSTON - A HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN LOCOMOTIVE CO. CRHA, March 2000

1999

Jacques Pharand LES TRAMWAYS DE QUÉBEC MNH, Beauport, 1998

1998

Randy P. Noseworthy. THE SCHOOL CAR

1997

Dr. Christopher Andreae LINES OF COUNTRY: ANAn Atlas of Railway and Waterway History in Canada Boston Mills Press, 1997

1996

two (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 )

1994

Robert D. Turner and David S. Wilkie THE SKYLINE LIMITED Sono Nis Press, Victoria, B.C.

1993

John F. Garden NICHOLAS MORANT'S CANADIAN PACIFIC Footprint Publishing

1992

David Nason RAILWAYS OF NEW BRUNSWICK New Ireland Press, Fredericton, N.B., 1992

1991

Robert D. Turner LOGGING BY RAIL.

1990

Dr. A. Eagle THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF WESTERN CANADA

1989

Bytown Railway Society Inc. CANADIAN TRACKSIDE GUIDE 1989

1988

David Cruise and Ms. Alison Griffiths LORDS OF THE LINE Penguin Books of Canada, 1988

1987

Robert D. Turner WEST OF THE GREAT DIVIDE Sono Nis Press, Victoria B.C.,1987

Multimedia

2016

(not awarded)

2015

(not awarded)

2014

Lorne Perry & A. W. Bill Leggett - ST. LAMBERT - A TRAIN OF THOUGHT, C.R.H.A, Saint-Constant, QC, 2014

2013

(not awarded)

2012

William H. Baird - CANADIAN RAILWAY OBSERVATIONS  Website

2011

Stephen Low - ROCKY MOUNTAIN EXPRESS Film - Stephen Low Productions 2011

2010

( not awarded )

2009

( not awarded )

2008

( not awarded )

2007

Stan J. Smaill & Sean Ropchan CLC FAIRBANKS YEARS DVD Chandos Television Productions 2007

2006

Stan J. Smaill & Sean Ropchan GREAT WESTERN CANADIAN STEAM DVD Chandos Television Productions 2006

2005

David Othen and Associates SITE WEB novascotiarailwayheritage.com : The Nova Scotia Railway Heritage Society 2005

2004

Stan J. Smaill & Sean Ropchan 2816 EAST - THE RETURN OF DOMINION'S DREAM VHS Chandos Television Productions 2004