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Monday, March 15, 2010

Press Release

The Canadian Railway Hall of Fame Accepting Nominations for 2010  

OTTAWA – The Canadian Railway Hall of Fame (CRHF) is currently accepting nominations to recognize individuals, communities and technologies that have been instrumental in building the freight and passenger infrastructure that plays such a vital role in Canada’s economy. The CRHF pays tribute to honorees in four categories:

Leaders
Those individuals deemed to have a significant influence in the construction of, development of, or promotion of the Canadian railway industry since its inception.

Heroes
Explorers, pathfinders, and individuals involved in the maintenance and operation of Canadian railways who have made a significant or special contribution to the Canadian railway industry.

Communities
Communities across Canada deemed to have historical significance to Canada’s railway system, or industry and related individuals who have been instrumental in building communities.

Technology
Features significant equipment, structures, and technology that played a role in the development of the Canadian railway industry, and those individuals who were instrumental in this development.

“This initiative has the dual purpose of enhancing public awareness of our industry’s historic and on-going role as the transportation backbone of our economy and perhaps inspire a new generation of leaders to step up and participate in Canada’s vibrant railway industry,” said Shawn Smith, head of The Canadian Railway Hall of Fame Advisory Committee.

Canada’s railways deliver freight and passengers in an environmentally sustainable manner moving 75 per cent of our nation’s surface freight and 72 million passengers annually, while generating only three per cent of transport’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Guidelines and Nominations
Nomination submissions are due by September 1st, 2010.

Nominations may be submitted through the CRHF website at: http://www.railfame.ca/sec_nom/en_nominationForm.asp

The Canadian Railway Hall of Fame is supported by The Railway Association of Canada (RAC), representing some 50 member freight, tourist, commuter, and intercity Canadian railways, playing a major role in promoting the safety, viability, and growth of the railway industry within Canada.


Contact Information:


Gérald Gauthier
(613) 564-8106
geraldg@railcan.ca



 
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