OTTAWA, Jan. 29, 2013 /CNW/ - 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
- 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
Canada's railways deliver freight and passengers in an environmentally
sustainable manner moving more than 70 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 March 31, 2013.
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), which advocates for and represents the key
commuter, goods, tourist and intercity Canadian Rail businesses.
SOURCE: RAILWAY ASSOCIATION OF CANADA