Awards

Chairman's Award

Prize

The award is a framed certificate is awarded to the recipient at the IRSE Australasian Section AGM by the Australasian Section Chairperson

Eligibility

Each year, the Chairman of the IRSE Australasian Section recognises an individual who has made a significant contribution to the IRSE and to the Australasian Rail Industry.

Criteria

Only IRSE Australasian Section members are eligible for the award

Appeals

The Award is at the sole discretion of Committee, if no one is deemed significant then no award will be given.

About the Award

Each year, the Chairman of the IRSE Australasian Section recognises an individual who has made a significant contribution to the rail industry.

2011 - Wayne McDonald
Steve Boshier presented the 2011 IRSE Chairman's Award to Wayne McDonald at the 2011 AusRail Gala Dinner in Brisbane in front of a capacity crowd of industry participants.

Steve explained why Wayne was a worthy candidate and had been selected to receive this prestige's award. It recognises the enormous amount of work, dedication, impact and change that the individual has made to the Rail Systems industry.

Read more: 2011 - Wayne McDonald


2010 - Les Brearley
Each year, the Chairman of the IRSE Australasian Section recognises an individual that has made a significant contribution to the rail industry. Chairman Steve Boshier presented this year’s award to Les Brearley at the 2010 AusRail Gala Dinner in Perth in front of 1,000 industry participants.

Read more: 2010 - Les Brearley

2009 - Ken Kwong
Associate Professor Ken Kwong is the 2009 winner of the IRSE Australasia Chairman's Award. The award was presented at the AusRail Plus 2009 Gala Dinner.

Read more: 2009 - Ken Kwong

2007 - Howard Revell
Howard Revell was presented with the 2007 IRSE Australasia Chairman's Award by Chairman Richard Stepniewski at the AusRail Plus Gala Dinner in Sydney.

Read more: 2007 - Howard Revell

2006 - Darryl Dunne

Darryl Dunne was presented with the Chairman's Award for 2006 in recognition of his input to the signal discipline.

BYLES & CALCUTT AWARD

Prize

The award is a framed certificate and sponsorship to an IRSE Australasian Meeting, including airfare, accommodation and registration of that meeting. (Up to a maximum sum as agreed by the IRSEA Committee of Management). It is expected that the winner will present a report on the meeting attended, at a local IRSE meeting in their home State within 6 months of the meeting attendance. .

Eligibility

Not older than 35 years of age (prior to the first day of the year it is being awarded). Only papers prepared and presented individually will be considered. Current membership of IRSE Australasian Section is required.

Criteria

The award will be assessed by a panel of the three immediate past chairpersons of IRSE Australasia. The Assessment factors are:

Originality of ideas & concepts of the Topic
Advancement of the Science of Signalling
Quality of presentation & delivery

The nominations are initiated by the IRSE Young Members Chair and to the IRSE Secretary, 6 weeks prior to the Australasian section AGM/Technical meeting.

Appeals

The Award is at the sole discretion of Panel, if no Paper is deemed satisfactory then no award will be given.
The award is judged by the previous three past chair persons of the IRSE Australasian section with input from the IRSE young members Chair.

About the Award

The Byles and Calcutt Award is an annual award for the IRSE Australasian section younger member who presents the best paper at an Australasian section IRSE technical meeting. It is announced and awarded to the recipient at the IRSE AGM for papers presented in the previous year.

The award recognises two prominent and founding members of the Australasian Railways whom both joined the IRSE at the same time on 31 March 1913.

Cyril Beuzeville Byles, (1871-1952), formerly Signal Engineer of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway, Manchester, emigrated from England in May 1911 with his family and joined the New South Wales Government Railways and in 1912 was appointed as the Signal Engineer of NSW Railways, and introduced route signalling to NSW Railways.

Francis Macnamara Calcutt, (1870-1950), whom was born on 17 July 1870 in Williamstown, Victoria, Australia. In 1908,

BYLES & CALCUTT AWARD

Prize

The award is a framed certificate and sponsorship to an IRSE Australasian Meeting, including airfare, accommodation and registration of that meeting. (Up to a maximum sum as agreed by the IRSEA Committee of Management). It is expected that the winner will present a report on the meeting attended, at a local IRSE meeting in their home State within 6 months of the meeting attendance. .

Eligibility

Not older than 35 years of age (prior to the first day of the year it is being awarded). Only papers prepared and presented individually will be considered. Current membership of IRSE Australasian Section is required.

Criteria

The award will be assessed by a panel of the three immediate past chairpersons of IRSE Australasia. The Assessment factors are:

Originality of ideas & concepts of the Topic
Advancement of the Science of Signalling
Quality of presentation & delivery

The nominations are initiated by the IRSE Young Members Chair and to the IRSE Secretary, 6 weeks prior to the Australasian section AGM/Technical meeting.

Appeals

The Award is at the sole discretion of Panel, if no Paper is deemed satisfactory then no award will be given.
The award is judged by the previous three past chair persons of the IRSE Australasian section with input from the IRSE young members Chair.

About the Award

The Byles and Calcutt Award is an annual award for the IRSE Australasian section younger member who presents the best paper at an Australasian section IRSE technical meeting. It is announced and awarded to the recipient at the IRSE AGM for papers presented in the previous year.

The award recognises two prominent and founding members of the Australasian Railways whom both joined the IRSE at the same time on 31 March 1913.

Cyril Beuzeville Byles, (1871-1952), formerly Signal Engineer of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway, Manchester, emigrated from England in May 1911 with his family and joined the New South Wales Government Railways and in 1912 was appointed as the Signal Engineer of NSW Railways, and introduced route signalling to NSW Railways.

Francis Macnamara Calcutt, (1870-1950), whom was born on 17 July 1870 in Williamstown, Victoria, Australia. In 1908,