RT&S Virtual Conference: Crossties and Fasteners 2024

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April 11, 2024 - April 11, 2024 | Virtual | Start time: 2:00pm ET, End time: 3:30pm ET

Event Info

The RT&S Crossties and Fasteners virtual event focuses on various topics around railroad crossties and fasteners. We discuss procurement, installation methods, pros and cons of timber ties and concrete ties, maintenance, wear, and special accessories such as rail pads, tie pads, and crossties on bridges, curved, and tangent track.

We also discuss tie fasteners, reviewing the various types, and which provide the most stability for timber and which for concrete. Installation and life of the asset will also be explored, including which types are preferred by Class I railroads and short lines.

Join the broadcast live to ask our distinguished experts your own questions!

Dwayne Gibson

AVP MW&S, Norfolk Southern

Stephen Ashmore

AVP Engineering Infrastructure, UP

Norman Hooper, P.Eng.

Principal, Hooper Engineering

David Lester

Editor-in-Chief, RT&S

Sponsorships are available for this event. Contact Jonathan Chalon at [email protected], 212.620.7224.

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Program subject to change. During the live broadcast, you will be able submit questions for our presenters. 

2:00pm      Broadcast Begins / Welcome Remarks from David Lester, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S

2:05pm      Dwayne Gibson, Assistant Vice President MW&S, Norfolk Southern

2:30pm      Stella Jones Spotlight

2:35pm      Norman Hooper, P.Eng., Principal, Hooper Engineering

3:00pm      Stephen Ashmore, Assistant Vice President Engineering Infrastructure, UP

3:25pm      Closing Remarks from David Lester, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S

3:30pm      Broadcast Ends


The RT&S Virtual Conference: Crossties and Fasteners will bring together track maintenance and track construction professionals. Let us help your company stand out to this highly targeted segment of the industry.