CONGRATULATIONS ASLRRA PRESIDENT'S AWARD WINNERS!

Safety is critically important to the short line and regional railroad industry and ASLRRA’s Annual Safety Awards Program recognizes the contributions and achievements of short line railroads by awarding President’s Safety Awards.  In an effort to recognize and bring greater visibility to our safest railroads, ASLRRA’s President's Awards are now being presented regionally at the fall meetings.

President's Safety Award Winners

“Our short line members place a high premium on running safe operations. Safe operations are good for our customers, good for the public interest, good for our employees, and good for business. The President’s Award is a distinct honor given to those railroads who are leading our industry and operating well below the industry average of accident frequency.” - Linda Bauer Darr, President, ASLRRA

Presented annually, ASLRRA’s prestigious President’s Safety Awards recognize the outstanding safety records of railroads that have achieved either a 0.0 accident frequency rate, or the best safety rate as measured by the lowest accident frequency rate per man-hour of operation below the industry average.  The President’s Safety Award winners in each region are selected based on the previous year’s performance, according to FRA accident / incident reporting data.  This year’s award winners were determined based on 2016 FRA data.





Southern Region President’s Safety Award Winners

Terminal Railway-Alabama State Docks - Most Hours of Injury-Free Operation     
Paducah & Louisville Railway, Inc. -  500,000 or more Man-Hours Worked
Terminal Railway-Alabama State Docks - 150,000 to 250,000 Man-Hours Worked
Palmetto Railways -  50,000 to 150,000 Man-Hours Worked
Columbus and Chattahoochee Railroad Inc. -  Less than 50,000 Man-Hours Worked

Eastern Region President’s Safety Award Winners

Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad, Inc. - Most Hours of Injury-Free Operation
Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad, Inc. -  250,000 to 500,000 Man-Hours Worked
Columbus & Ohio River Rail Road Co. - 150,000 to 250,000 Man-Hours Worked
Huron & Eastern Railway Co., Inc. - 50,000 to 150,000 Man-Hours Worked
York Railway Company - Less than 50,000 Man-Hours Worked

Central Region President’s Safety Award Winners

Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad, Inc. - Most Hours of Injury-Free Operation     
Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad, Inc. - 500,000 or more Man-Hours Worked
Missouri & Northern Arkansas Railroad Co. - 150,000 to 250,000 Man-Hours Worked
Twin Cities & Western Railroad Co. -  50,000 to 150,000 Man-Hours Worked
Rio Valley Switching Company -  Less than 50,000 Man-Hours Worked

Pacific Region President’s Safety Award Winners

Central Oregon & Pacific Railroad - Most Hours of Injury-Free Operation     
Portland & Western Railroad - 500,000 or more Man-Hours Worked
San Joaquin Valley Railroad Co. -  150,000 to 250,000 Man-Hours Worked
Central Oregon & Pacific Railroad -  50,000 to 150,000 Man-Hours Worked
Los Angeles Junction Railway Company - Less than 50,000 Man-Hours Worked



“We are honored to have received this award.  It’s a reflection of the commitment of our employees to assure that P&L continues to operate safely and efficiently.” - Tom Garrett, President, Paducah & Louisville Railway

  
Gary Vaughn, Chair, ASLRRA Safety & Training Committee (left), Ken Dziwulski, Genessee & Wyoming (right)

"Winning this award is a tremendous honor. The greatest reward is the knowledge that all of our employees were able to leave work each and every day as healthy as they came in. To achieve this required a total team effort involving staying focused, identifying hazards, and communication."



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