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 – Digital submissions are strongly encouraged. The 2023 Hall of Fame Award Application, which includes the application, criteria and submission instructions, will be available later in 2022.
  • Deadline – The deadline for applications for awards is in November. More details to follow for 2022 awards.

Hall of Fame Winners

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…

I am really proud to have followed in my father’s footsteps who shaped and engrained in me the importance of the NRC and getting involved. (The NRC) through friendships and dialogue with fellow competitors, relationships with the supply community, and with a vision that private railroad contractors could and would have a seat at the table when it came to building and maintaining our country’s railroad infrastructure … and that we could and would do it safely, efficiently, profitably, and of the highest quality.

Scott Brace

Retiree, 2020 NRC Hall of Fame Inductee

RailWorks Track Systems, Inc.

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