NRC Hall of Fame

The NRC Hall of Fame Award is given to recognize and honor those individuals who have made significant contributions to the NRC and the rail construction and maintenance industry. Members will be inducted into the Hall of Fame when the NRC Hall of Fame Induction Committee deems it appropriate. In any given year, multiple persons may be inducted, but, in other years, there may be no inductees.

  • Eligibility – Any current or former employee or owner of an NRC member company is eligible for induction to the Hall of Fame.
  • Application – The NRC is currently accepting applications. Digital submissions are strongly encouraged. 2024 Hall of Fame Award Application.
  • Deadline – extended to November 15, 2023

Hall of Fame Winners

Ron McDaniel
Owner/President, Western-Cullen-Hayes Inc. - Learn more

Bud McGrath
President/CEO, McGrath Railroad Construction - Learn more

John McGrath, Sr.
President/CEI, McGrath Railroad Construction - Learn more

Chuck Baker
President, American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) - Learn more

Mike Choat
President, Railroad Controls Ltd. - Learn more

Stan Herzog
Chairman, President and CEO, Herzog - Learn more

Harold Brace
Founder, Railroad Service, Inc. - Learn more

Scott Brace
President, RailWorks Track Systems. Inc. - Learn more

William "Bill" Stout
Owner, Atlas Railroad Construction - Learn more

Ronald Brown
Founder of Annex Railroad Builders

Rick Ebersold
President, Herzog Services, Inc.

John Zuspan
Owner, Track Guy Consultants

Cosmo Lawrence "Larry Sr." Laurello
Former President and CEO, Delta Railroad Construction

James J. (Jim) Daloisio
Chairman and CEO, Railroad Construction Co. of South Jersey

Bill Herzog
Founder and Owner, Herzog Contracting Corp

Thomas Philip Stout (“Phil”) Stout
Executive, Atlas Railroad Construction and Marta Track Constructor

What our members say…

Being a recipient of a NRC Scholarship enabled me to work fewer hours each week and spend more time at a variety of clubs and organizations that I had previously omitted from my schedule due to work. I was then able to fully serve in student government and lead and serve on multiple committees. The scholarship also gave me the opportunity to study abroad. I am so thankful for NRC's generosity and appreciate the recognition.

Albert Hotzel

Undergraduate

Kansas State University

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