We are the only Awards body dedicated to encouraging and rewarding best practice in the restoration and continued upkeep of our rich heritage of railway and tramway buildings and structures.

The Awards began in 1979 and initially focused on the then youthful heritage railway preservation movement. Privatisation in the 1990’s saw substantial investment in the infrastructure of the national rail network. Entries from the national sector now form a substantial part of the Awards.

The Awards became an independent Trust in 2004;  their charitable status was confirmed by the Charity Commission in December 2006

The Awards would not be possible without the generous support of our Sponsors.
For more information about the Sponsors, please click on
The Awards” section and the Sponsors’ link at the top of this page.

" To recognise, acknowledge and reward, for the public benefit, the very best in restoration, conservation and re-use of our historic railway infrastructure. "

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