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September 2019

Railway Interchange 2019

Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
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Railway Interchange 2019, the largest railway exhibition and technical conference in North America, showcases the latest technology, services and research by members and supporters of the Railway Supply Institute (RSI), the Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) and Railway Systems Suppliers, Inc. (RSSI). Railway Interchange 2019 also features technical and educational presentations and discussions at the Minneapolis Convention Center by members and supporters of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) and the Coordinated Mechanical Associations (CMA).  

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October 2019

Fundamentals of Railway Train Control and Signaling

Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City, 1100 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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Learn the fundamentals of today’s railway train control and signaling systems, such as Positive Train Control (PTC), along with the latest best practices and technologies. While you should already have a good understanding of PTC, you will learn more about why PTC is required, the base operating principles of PTC, and how to implement it. By knowing how train control and signaling systems are designed and operated, you will be able to increase railway capacity, reliability, and safety.

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Fundamentals of Railroad Bridge Inspection

The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club, One West Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Learn the fundamentals of railroad bridge inspection and its necessities to ensure railroad workers and passengers are safe. If you’re already working as an inspector, or you’re aspiring to become one, this all-new course will help you learn and apply the latest best practices and techniques. You’ll also learn how to write reports and ensure your activities are compliant with FRA 214 and FRA 237.

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The 21st Railroad Environmental Conference

University of Illinois Urbana campus, 205 N. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801 United States
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The Railroad Environmental Conference (RREC) is hosted on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. RREC features presentations by railroaders, consulting engineers, academics and others involved in all aspects of railroad environmental topics. The annual RREC enables you to meet with your peers throughout the railroad environmental community to exchange views, learn about new techniques and technologies, and generally stay in touch with the direction of the railroad industry’s environmental programs.

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November 2019

Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety

Hilton Garden Inn – O’Hare, 2930 S River Road
Des Plaines, IL 60018-4203 United States
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Reducing train-vehicle collisions and pedestrian deaths from train accidents is a goal every railroad and road authority should try to reach. In this course, you will learn the basic principles of highway-rail crossing safety and how to apply them to new and existing projects to avoid accidents.

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December 2019

2019 Big Data in Railroad Maintenance Planning Conference

University of Delaware, Newark Campus
Newark, DE 19716 United States
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The 2019 conference is intended to expand on previous years’ conferences and introduce new and emerging analysis techniques, and to show how they can be applied to the large volume of inspection data collected by railways to improve their planning of the critical capital and maintenance programs. This year’s conference focuses on the railway’s specific needs and practical applications to date of “Big Data” analytics to include both infrastructure and rolling stock maintenance planning. The program for 2019 will continue…

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January 2020

2020 Southwestern Rail Conference

Magnolia Hotel – Park Cities/SMU, Dallas, 6070 N Central Expy
Dallas, TX 75206 United States
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The 16th Annual Southwestern Rail Conference is the premier freight and passenger rail conference in Texas. It will be held January 23-24, 2020 at the Magnolia Hotel – Park Cities/SMU, Dallas. It will feature speakers, panelists and special presentations that focus on the freight and passenger rail issues of the day. The audience comes from both the public and private sector. The last three conferences sold out weeks before the event. Special rates for the conference hotel—Magnolia / Dallas-Park Cities-SMU—will be accessible through this…

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AAR’s 32nd Annual Quality Assurance Auditor and Industry Conference

Hilton Fort Worth, 815 Main Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102 United States
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AAR's 32nd Annual Quality Assurance Auditor and Industry Conference aims to improve the safety and productivity of rail transportation through quality. The conference will ​be ​held January 28-30 ​in Fort Worth, Texas.  ​Topics ​are ​based ​on ​recommendations ​from ​the ​QAC, ​AAR ​Auditors, ​and ​attendees ​from ​past ​conferences. AAR announced there will be "a ​full ​day ​of free QA ​workshops ​on ​January 30 ​open ​to ​all ​attendees. ​Please ​plan ​on ​attending ​three ​full ​days ​of ​informative ​presentations ​and ​workshops." Open sessions are on January…

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