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Office of Rail Heritage Volunteer Award Winners
2009RailCorp recognises excellence in rail heritage volunteering with the 2009 Office of Rail Heritage Volunteer Awards. More…
2009 Volunteer Awards
Winners and Presenters of the 2009 the Office of Rail Heritage Volunteer Awards
From left to right.
Back Row: Phil O'Regan, Phil Horwell, Bruce Sanders, Allan Watson, Richard Mulvaney, Rob Mason
Middle Row: Graham Harper, Bruce Agland, Graham Ball, Tony Gogarty, Col Burns, Stephen Buck, John Redman, Peter Anderson
Front Row: John Mackie, Janice Thornton, Elizabeth Crouch, Beverly Redman, Marianne Hammerton

On the 27th July 2009 the Office of Rail Heritage Volunteer Awards were held at the Powerhouse Museum. The Awards are part of the NSW Government's commitment to recognising the ongoing contribution which volunteers make to telling the State's rail story. Ten individuals and five groups from eight organisations across NSW received awards which were presented by the RailCorp CEO Rob Mason and Elizabeth Crouch Chairperson of the RailCorp Board

Volunteers play a key role in preserving and sustaining State owned rail heritage assets. The Rail Heritage Volunteer awards program recognises the outstanding performance of individuals and groups in the following categories:
- Life time achievement
- Customer service
- Leadership and management (or organisational development)
- Community relationship building
- Rail Heritage conservation, preservation, restoration or reconstruction
- Encouragement

The Office of Rail Heritage sets the criteria and coordinates the receipt of nominations and judging process. The nominations were judged by a panel including the Director of the Ipswich Rail Museum and the Chief Executive of the NSW Centre for Volunteering. All the award recipients were assessed on the merit of their nomination and were unanimously recommended by the panel.

The awards ceremony was attended by the award recipients, representatives of all volunteer run groups caring for the State's rail heritage assets and a selection of other invited guests with a shared interest in rail heritage.

Lifetime achievement:

  • Graham Ball, NSW RTM Thirlmere and Rail Motor Society
  • Bruce Agland, The Rail Motor Society
  • John Mackie (snr), Lachlan Valley Railway Society
  • Ian Thornton, NSW RTM Thirlmere and Zig Zag Railway (Posthumous)

Customer Service

  • Stephen Williams, NSWRTM
  • Railway Resource Centre Volunteers, ARHS NSW

Leadership, management or organisational development:

  • Graham Harper, ARHS NSW and Zig Zag Railway
  • Peter Anderson, ARHS ACT

Community relationship building

  • Wagga Wagga Rail Heritage Association
  • Cooma Monaro Railway

Rail Heritage conservation, preservation, restoration or reconstruction

  • Powerhouse Museum Loco 3265 Restoration Team Volunteers
  • Valley Heights Loco Depot Heritage Museum - Retirees Group

Encouragement

  • David Malcolm, ARHS ACT
  • Colin Wilmot, NSWRTM
  • John & Beverley Redman, The Rail Motor Society

Lifetime achievement:
Graham Ball, NSW RTM Thirlmere and Rail Motor Society
2009 Volunteer Awards
Graham Ball (right) of the NSW RTM and The Rail Motor Society accepts a Lifetime Achievement award from RailCorp CEO Rob Mason.


Bruce Agland, The Rail Motor Society
2009 Volunteer Awards
Bruce Agland (right) of The Rail Motor Society accepts a Lifetime Achievement award from RailCorp CEO Rob Mason.


John Mackie (snr), Lachlan Valley Railway Society
2009 Volunteer Awards
John Mackie Senior (right) of the Lachlan Valley Railway Society accepts a Lifetime Achievement award from RailCorp CEO Rob Mason.


Ian Thornton, NSW RTM Thirlmere and Zig Zag Railway (Posthumous)
2009 Volunteer Awards
.In Ian Thornton's memory, Janice Thornton and Tony Gogarty (right) accept a Lifetime Achievement award from RailCorp CEO Rob Mason.


Customer Service
Stephen Williams, NSWRTM
2009 Volunteer Awards
Stephen Williams, a NSW RTM volunteer, could not attend the Awards night, Richard Mulvaney (right) accepts a Customer Service award on Stephen's behalf, from RailCorp CEO Rob Mason.


Railway Resource Centre Volunteers, ARHS NSW
2009 Volunteer Awards
Allan Watson (right), on behalf of the 30 member team from the ARHS NSW Railway Resource Centre, accepts a Customer Service award from RailCorp CEO Rob Mason.


Leadership, management or organisational development:
Graham Harper, Zig Zag Railway and ARHS NSW
2009 Volunteer Awards
Graham Harper of ARHS NSW (right) accepts a Leadership, Management or Organisational Development award from RailCorp CEO Rob Mason.


Peter Anderson, ARHS ACT
2009 Volunteer Awards
Peter Anderson (right) of ARHS ACT accepts a Leadership, Management or Organisational Development award from RailCorp CEO Rob Mason.


Community relationship building
Wagga Wagga Rail Heritage Association
2009 Volunteer Awards
Phil Horwell representing Wagga Wagga Rail Heritage Association accepts a Community Relationship Building award from Elizabeth Crouch, Chairperson of the RailCorp Board


Cooma Monaro Railway
2009 Volunteer Awards
Phil O'Regan of Cooma Monaro Railway accepts a Community Relationship Building award from Elizabeth Crouch on behalf of the Cooma Monaro Railway group


Rail Heritage conservation, preservation, restoration or reconstruction
Powerhouse Museum Loco 3265 Restoration Team
2009 Volunteer Awards
Bruce Sanders on behalf of the Powerhouse Museum Loco 3265 Restoration Team accepts a Rail Heritage, Conservation, Preservation Restoration or Reconstruction award from RailCorp Chairperson, Elizabeth Crouch


Valley Heights Loco Depot Heritage Museum - Retirees Group
2009 Volunteer Awards
Col Burns on behalf of the Valley Heights Retirees Group accepts a Rail Heritage, Conservation, Preservation Restoration or Reconstruction award from RailCorp Chairperson, Elizabeth Crouch


Encouragement
David Malcolm, ARHS ACT
2009 Volunteer Awards
David Malcolm of ARHS ACT could not attend the Awards night, Stephen Buck (right) accepts an Encouragement award on David's behalf, presented by RailCorp Chair person Elizabeth Crouch.


Colin Wilmot, NSWRTM
2009 Volunteer Awards
Colin Wilmot of NSW RTM could not attend the Awards night, Richard Mulvaney (right) accepts an Encouragement award on Colin's behalf, presented by RailCorp Chair person Elizabeth Crouch.


John & Beverley Redman, The Rail Motor Society
2009 Volunteer Awards
John & Beverley Redman of The Rail Motor Society accept their Encouragement Award from RailCorp Chairperson Elizabeth Crouch



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