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July 24, 2015    -    January 31, 2017
July 26, 2015
  • Sunday, July 26, 2015 - Saturday, August 01, 2015
    6th Annual Rail and Intermodal Transportation Summer Youth Program
    Hosted by Michigan Technological University and University of Wisconsin-Superior
    Application deadline is May 2, 2015.
    Contact : David Nelson, Tel.: 906-487-1734; Email:;
August 04, 2015
August 19, 2015
  • Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - Thursday, August 20, 2015
    Michigan Rail Conference
    August 19, 2015:

    1-4:30PM: Field Trip

    Field visits to Grand Rapids area rail facilities.

    August 20, 2015:

    8AM-7PM: Main Conference

    Location : Grand Valley State University, Eberhard Center, Grand Rapids, Mich.
    Contact : Dave Nelson,

August 30, 2015
  • Sunday, August 30, 2015 - Thursday, September 03, 2015
    10th International Conference on Contact Mechanics and Wear of Rail/Wheel Systems

    The conference (CM 2015) will be hosted by Transportation Technology Center, Inc., a subsidiary of the Association of American Railroads (AAR). The theme of the conference is A Science-Based Approach to Improved Wheel/Rail Interaction.

    Location : Colorado Springs, Colo.
    Contact : Lori Bennett, 011-303-7599,

October 13, 2015
October 20, 2015
  • Tuesday, October 20, 2015
    2nd Annual Michigan Tech Rail Day and Railroad Night XI
    The Rail Day and Expo is an awesome opportunity for both students and industry! Railroad companies and consultants have the opportunity to showcase the industry and the career opportunities available.  This is also a targeted recruiting opportunity for the industry ... students who attend already have some interest in railroading.  For students, this is an opportunity to have focused discussions about the rail industry and what it has to offer. Railroad Night is a networking opportunity for both industry representatives and students. The event features a relaxed evening of dining and conversation; a keynote speaker provides a personal touch and insight into the rail industry. Location : Michigan Technological University, 1400 Townsend Dr., Houghton, Mich. 49931
October 27, 2015
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - Wednesday, October 28, 2015
    Railroad Environmental Conference

    The 2015 Railroad Environmental Conference will be held 27-28 October on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. RREC-2015 will feature presentations by railroaders, consulting engineers, academics and others involved in all aspects of railroad environmental topics. Presentation topics will include: Compliance; Energy, Emissions & Air Quality; Environmental Analysis; Environmental Management Systems; Environmental Response & Emergency Planning; Noise & Vibration; Passenger Rail & Transit Environmental Topics; Remediation; Risk & Liability Management; Stormwater & Wastewater; and Sustainability.

    All individuals interested in the topics to be presented are encouraged to attend. We expect representatives from all of the Class 1 railroads, as well as short line, passenger, commuter, and rail transit organizations to be in attendance. In addition, most of the major environmental engineering consulting firms serving the railroad industry will be represented. Environmental researchers from academia and representatives from environmental regulatory agencies are also expected.

    The conference is co-sponsored by The Association of American Railroads (AAR), the American Railway Engineering & Maintenance of Way Association (AREMA), the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRA), the American Railway Development Association (ARDA), and the Railway Association of Canada (RAC).

    AREMA Committee 13 and the AAR Environmental Affairs Committee are expected to hold their fall meeting in conjunction with the conference.

    Location : Illini Union, Urbana, Ill.
    Contact :, (217) 244-4600
November 10, 2015
  • Tuesday, November 10, 2015
    Western Railway Club Dinner
    Location : Union League Club of Chicago
    Contact : Lorie Mochel,

January 12, 2016
  • Tuesday, January 12, 2016
    Western Railway Club Dinner
    Location : Union League Club of Chicago
    Contact : Lorie Mochel,

March 08, 2016
May 10, 2016