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Thursday, April 1, 2004

News

Railway Hall of Fame Seeking 2004 Nominees  

The Canadian Railway Hall of Fame is seeking public nominees for leaders, heroes, communities and technologies that helped make freight and passenger railways the backbone of the Canadian economy. Deadline for entries is June 4. Those selected will be announced in September.

The inductions are part of a series of annual events and activities that showcase the role that freight and passenger rail played, and still plays, in Canadaís economy, said Bill Rowat, President and CEO of the Railway Association of Canada. The Hall of Fame was created with the support of the RACís 60-some freight and passenger railways, communities, museums, corporate sponsors and the public at large.

To submit a name for consideration, use the form available on the Railway Hall of Fame Web site and give your reasons why you believe your nominee, invention or community deserves recognition. Additional information on the industry is available on the RACís website.

Last yearís inductees included singer and songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, and the Ocean Limited, which will become the longest running, regularly-scheduled, named passenger train in Canadian history this year on July 2. The Ocean operates between Montrťal and Halifax, serving dozens of communities en route.

The 2003 annual Industry Achievement Award went to Serge Belzile, retired President and CEO of the Quebec Railway Corporation, a holding company with regional railway operations in Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes.


Contact Information:


Les Kozma
Canadian Railway Hall of Fame
+1 780 457 2061
lkozma@telusplanet.net

Roger Cameron
Railway Association of Canada
+1 613 564 8097
rogerc@railcan.ca



 
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