Monday, July 13, 2009

AARS Derailment Investigation Seminar to feature Gary Wolf, Rail Sciences Inc.

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For the first time, the American Association of Railroad Superintendents is hosting its Derailment Investigation Seminar in the same location as its Annual Meeting, which this year takes place at the Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, Me.

The seminar, which runs July 15-16, will feature one of railroad industry’s most respected experts on derailment investigation, Gary Wolf of Rail Sciences, Inc. It will be held prior to the AARS 113th Annual Meeting, which runs July 16-18.

According to the AARS, “By attending the Derailment Seminar, attendees will gain a working knowledge of basic track structure and performance; examination of detail on axle loads, traffic density and operating speeds; more effective job performance; practical answers to questions about yard derailments; and the latest information about methods and technologies used in current railroading practice and applicable rules, regulations, and standards.” The seminar is recommended for railroad managers, superintendents, trainmasters, field engineers, mechanical officers, railway engineers, government officials at all levels, industrial plant managers, engineering consultants, and environmental specialists.

For additional information or to register, go to www.railroadsuperintendents.org.