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April 2021

ASME Joint Rail Conference

The 2021 JRC (Joint Rail Conference) will take place virtually April 20-21, 2021. The international conference addresses all disciplines for freight- and passenger-rail transportation, mechanical, electrical, civil and systems engineering. The event also aims to address rail safety, planning, design, manufacturing, financing, operations and management. Next year, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Rail Transit Division and Joint Rail Conference will mark its 100th anniversary. The conference is sponsored cooperatively by eight technical societies and the University of South Carolina.…

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ASLRRA Webinar: Short Line Fire Prevention – Hazards, Risks and Resolutions

Climate, cost, and what you can’t afford to not know!  The Environmental committee is pleased to present this important webinar during Fire Prevention month.  The webinar will offer comprehensive fire prevention education and an in-depth discussion on how to prevent fires involving train operations, locomotive mechanical issues and maintenance of way.  Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in Q&A at the end of the presentation. Speakers: Sean Strong, Assistant Vice President - Environmental, Watco; Ken Rose, Director of Engineering…

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EPA SmartWay Webinar: The Benefits of Freight Railroad Transportation Capacity, Safety & Clean Air!

Join us to learn a fresh perspective on transporting freight. EPA SmartWay is hosting a special webinar with American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA), SmartWay Affiliate to share information about America’s short line railroads and spark discussion on an alternative way to transport your goods. Come join us for this special informative event. Presenters: • Peter Gilbertson, President and Chief Executive Officer Anacostia Rail Holdings Company • Jo Strang, Senior Vice President Safety and Regulatory Policy, ASLRRA •…

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NEARS Virtual Conference Spring 2021

At the North East Association of Rail Shippers (NEARS), we definitely wanted to have our Spring 2021 Conference to be in-person in Saratoga Springs, NY. Unfortunately, with Covid-19 still being an issue with those who can travel, as well as at the facility itself, we decided that doing a Virtual Conference this spring is our best option. We have been working hard to get the best speakers lined up for our Virtual Conference, which will be April 27th-29th, 2021. We…

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ASLRRA Webinar, Rail Trends: Freight Railroads Helping America Recover

Join AAR Assistant Vice President of Policy & Economics Luisa Fernandez-Willey as she discusses the current state of the railroad industry, the movement of key commodities, and leading economic indicators crucial in understanding the economic recovery. Attendees should block up to 90 minutes for the webinar in order to participate in Q&A at the end of the presentation.

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May 2021

RailTEC: International Crosstie & Fastening System Symposium

The 2021 International Crosstie & Fastening System Symposium will be held virtually this summer.  The program will include more than 25 pre-recorded presentations that will be provided free of charge to attendees.  Recordings of technical presentations will be released by topic area over a 5-week period for viewing throughout the remainder of 2021. Program Outline: Track Inspection Advancements and Applications | 19 May 2021 Concrete Crosstie Design and Performance | 26 May 2021 Resilient Materials and Crosstie Support | 2…

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June 2021

2021 AAR Damage Prevention & Freight Claim Conference

Register now for the 2021 AAR Damage Prevention & Freight Claim Conference! This will be the first virtual event for the Damage Prevention & Freight Claim Conference and can be accessed from your computer, tablet, or mobile device (no app required).  The event will include live industry presentations with Q&A, networking opportunities, chat features with other event attendees, virtual exhibit booths, and interactive events. Join the damage prevention industry to catch-up with industry experts and to learn new updates for…

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July 2021

MARS 2021 Summer Meeting

Grand Geneva Resort, 7036 Grand Geneva Way
Lake Geneva, WI 53147 United States
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The Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) is headquartered in the Chicago area. General membership comes from the provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan and the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Its objective is to provide an open forum for resolving transportation and car supply issues, coupled with programs designed to educate and inform the membership in areas of railroad operating practices, freight car supply, new innovations in transportation and…

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RailTEC Short Course – Track Engineering Fundamentals

The Rail Transportation and Engineering Center (RailTEC) in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) invites you to attend our RailTEC Short Courses in Summer 2021. Both courses will be hosted virtually in July. Course Topics: Rail; Crossties & Fasteners; Ballast & Subgrade; Drainage; Slab Track; Turnouts & Special Trackwork; Track Structural Analysis; Track Structural Design; Track Standards & Inspections; Track Maintenance Technologies; Asset Management & Life Cycle Costs Date: July…

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RailTEC Short Course – Railroad Project Design

The Rail Transportation and Engineering Center (RailTEC) in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) invites you to attend our RailTEC Short Courses in Summer 2021. Both courses will be hosted virtually in July. Course Topics: Horizontal Track Geometry; Vertical Track Geometry; Cross Sections & Earthwork; Railroad Location; Location Referencing & Track Charts; Project Phasing; Project Cost Estimation Date: July 19-22, 2021 Time: Noon - 4PM CDT

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