RT&S Virtual Conference: Ballast Maintenance 2023

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December 7, 2023 - December 7, 2023 | Virtual Event | Start time: 2pm ET, End time: 3:30pm ET

Event Info

Maintaining properly packed and profiled ballast is a continuous and complex process that keeps railroads in top shape. Lack of proper attention to ballast quantity, quality, and drainage can result in disastrous derailments.

Explore different methodologies for facing these challenges: Join Railway Track & Structures on December 7 for our annual virtual conference on ballast maintenance.

This free virtual event will focus on best practices for your regular and long-term maintenance plans. We will also discuss the latest in ballast research, as well as new technologies that help determine exactly where and how much ballast should be used on the mainline.

Login to the live broadcast for the chance to ask presenters your own questions.

Top Reasons to Attend

  • Gain knowledge on how different operations address ballast maintenance every year.
  • Discover the latest research in improving the distribution, function, and longevity of ballast.
  • Stay up-to-date on new technologies that improve efficiency and overall safety.
  • Ask the experts questions and benefit from their first-hand experience.

Adam Bankston

Asst. Dir. of Roadway Planning, BNSF

Brad Kerchof

Sr. Track Engineer, Advanced Rail Management; Dir. Research & Tests, Norfolk Southern (ret.)

Norm Hooper

Principal, Hooper Engineering

David Lester

Editor-in-Chief, RT&S

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Our expert speakers will help maintenance-of-way professionals compare and examine best practices for their regular and long-term maintenance plans. They will also discuss the latest in ballast research, as well as new technologies that help determine exactly where and how much ballast should be used on the mainline.

Viewers will have the opportunity to ask presenters their own questions, offering increased value for all.

This broadcast offers a unique promotional opportunity, targeting your services to a highly engaged audience of maintenance directors, engineers, general managers and other decision-makers in maintenance-of-way.