In the 47 years that the Canterbury Railway Society and the Ferrymead Railway have been around we have been given many awards for our restoration and preservation projects and work. As we are dedicated to preserving New Zealand's railway heritage we are very proud of these commendations.
2011 - Taieri Gorge Railway Carriage Restoration Award for Passenger Carriage A222.
2010 - Federation of Rail Organisations of New Zealand Rolling Stock Restoration Award for Wagon XB2106.
2007 - P J Dillicar Award For Innovation for "Flugel". A weekly electronic newsletter by Kerry Young.
2007 - Ontrack Infrastructure Award for the Overhead Electrification of Ferrymead Railway.
2006 - Freight Wagon Restoration Award for Tank Wagon E 3705 (A project undertaken by the junior members of the society).
2006 - Inaugural 'WETA WORKSHOP' RESTORATION AWARD FOR CREATIVITY for Carriage B 231. (See carriage history and images in gallery).
2005 - A & G Price Locomotive Restoration Award for Scott Engineers Locomotive D140.
2004 - Federation of Rail Organisations of New Zealand, Paul Dillicar Innovation Award for the Heritage Train Restoration Project.
2003 - Christchurch City Council Heritage Awards Certificate Of Merit For The Heritage Train
2003 - Federation of Rail Organisations of New Zealand Rolling Stock Restoration Award for Passenger Carriage D 26.
2002 - Rail Heritage Trust Restoration Award Certificate of Merit given to the Riccarton Jaycees for work on the Ferrymead Railway's Crossing keeper's Hut.
2002 - Federation of Rail Organisations of New Zealand Rolling Stock Restoration Award for New Zealand Railways four wheel Guards Van F 79.
1996 - National Federation of Rail Societies Non Steam Locomotive Restoration Award presented to the Ferrymead Railway Electric Traction Subcomittee for Electric Locomotive Eo 3.
1988 - A & G Price Locomotive Restoration Award for Neilson & Co Locomotive F 13.
1986 - National Federation of Rail Societies Restoration Award for Carriage A 516.
1984 - A & G Price Locomotive Restoration Award for Price Locomotive CB 113.