Railroader of the Year

2024 Railroader of the Year: Tracy Robinson, CN

Railway Age’s 2024 Railroader of the Year Award, the 61st annual, goes to an experienced and highly respected North American rail industry leader: CN President and Chief Executive Officer Tracy Robinson. Robinson

Creel, Ottensmeyer Honored in Chicago

Railway Age’s 2022 Railroaders of the Year, Keith Creel, President and CEO, Canadian Pacific, and Pat Ottensmeyer, President and CEO, Kansas City Southern, were honored March 15 at the Union League Club of Chicago at the annual Railroader of the Year dinner, hosted by the Western Railway Club.

Hellmann accepts Railroader of the Year award

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Chairman, President and CEO John C. “Jack” Hellmann, the 55th recipient of Railway Age’s Railroader of the Year Award, was honored on March 13 at the traditional annual dinner of the Western Railway Club at the Union League Club of Chicago.

Amtrak’s Boardman honored as Railroader of the Year

Joseph H. Boardman, President and CEO of Amtrak, accepted Railway Age’s 2014 Railroader of the Year Award on March 11 at a dinner at Chicago’s Union League Club attended by more than 400 of his industry colleagues. Boardman accepted the award, the magazine’s 51st, giving recognition to the dedication and hard work of Amtrak employees all across the nation.

Amtrak’s Joe Boardman, Railroader of the Year: “We’re changing our direction, we have a strategy.”

Railway Age’s January 2014 issue features an extensive, in-depth interview with the magazine’s Railroader of the Year, Amtrak President and CEO Joseph H. Boardman. In a wide-ranging conversation with Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono, Boardman talks about his lifelong career in transportation, his tenure at Amtrak, and his views on not only the company’s future, but on the importance of transportation to the U.S. economy and the nation’s standing in the global economy.