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 – Due to the cancellation of the 2021 Annual NRC Conference, the NRC is forgoing presenting this award in 2021. We look forward to accepting nominations in 2021 for the award(s) to be presented at the Annual Conference in January 2022.  Digital submissions are strongly encouraged. The 2022 Hall of Fame Award Application, which includes the application, criteria and submission instructions, will be available later in 2021.
  • Deadline – The deadline for applications for awards in 2022 will occur in November 2021

Hall of Fame Winners

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…

“The networking at the conference has been the best value for us. This is an opportunity to meet with our customers and peers outside of work. We work together on our common goals (Safety, for example) and generally discuss the state of the industry.”

Dave Bergstrom

President, Civil/Rail

Ragnar Benson Construction LLC.

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