Awards and Honors

We’re not in it for the recognition. We just want to do the right thing. But it’s nice to be appreciated.

Industry Recognition

  • ASLRRA – 2021 – 2 President’s Safety Awards: Wisconsin Southern Railroad, Stillwater Central Railroad
  • ASLRRA – 2021 – 26 Jake Awards with Distinction
  • ASLRRA – 2021 – 3 Jake Awards
  • ASLRRA – 2020 Safety Professional of the Year – Travis Herod
  • Forbes – 2021 America’s Best Mid-Size Employers
  • Ingram’s – 40 Under Forty – Andy Nielsen
  • Ingram’s – 50 Kansans You Should Know – Dan Smith
  • Progressive Railroading – Rising Star  – Preston Nelson
  • Railway Age – Readers’ Influential Leaders – Rick Webb
  • Railway Age – 20 Under 40 – Rachael Peterson
  • Railway Track & Structures – “Fast Tracker” 10 Under 40 – Drew White

Honoring Team Members

Each quarter, Watco recognizes team members for taking action, living Watco’s values, and making a difference in lives and communities with our Be the Difference Awards.