Industry Awards & Recognition


Distinguished Service Award
Named for former ASLRRA Chairman Thomas L. Schlosser, this award will be made on an annual basis to recognize an individual for his or her long-term, significant service to the ASLRRA. This award will be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association.

Marketing Awards

The ASLRRA Marketing Awards Competition recognizes the Class II and III railroads that have designed and enacted the most innovative and successful marketing initiatives in the small railroad industry. Three awards are given at the Connections Convention each spring.

Safety Awards
The ASLRRA values and recognizes safe practices across our industry.  Annually, members are recognized for their contributions and achievement. The ASLRRA Safety Award ("Jake Award"), the President's Awards, the Safety Person of the Year Award and the Safety Professional of the Year Award are awarded at the ASLRRA Connections conference each spring.

Veterans Recruitment Award
The Veteran’s Recruitment Award recognizes ASLRRA Railroad and Associate members who have demonstrated a commitment to hiring veterans, as evidenced by the percentage of employees who are veterans.