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September 2020

RSI 2020 Online Education Sessions

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The RSI 2020 Online Education Sessions (RSI 2020) will consist of a series of online learning sessions the weeks of September 21 and 28. The event is being held in lieu of the RSI 2020 Education & Expo Conference previously scheduled for this September in Chicago, Ill. These sessions will feature more than 16 webinars on a wide variety of topics affecting the railroad and supply industry including presentations on technical and regulatory matters, business and professional development opportunities, and…

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October 2020

SWARS Fall 2020 Scholarship Golf Event

The Golf Trails of The Woodlands, 2311 N Millbend Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380 United States
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Please join SWARS on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 at The Golf Trails of The Woodlands for its Fall 2020 Golf Event to benefit its scholarship fund and give its members an opportunity to stay connected. SWARS will have 36 holes of golf on the Oaks and Panther courses. Format will be a scramble. No refunds after September 24, 2020. Order of events: 7:30-8:30 am; Registration and Check-in. 8-8:45 am; Optional Putting and Chipping Challenge games with a chance for great…

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Railway Engineering And Technology 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Pueblo, 110 W. 1st Street/City Center Drive
Pueblo, CO 81003-1013 United States
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EXAMPLES OF TOPICS COVERED Railway Engineering & Technology/Research and Development. Track and Structures. Motive Power and Rolling Stock Engineering and Design. Inspection Technologies & Condition Monitoring. Basic Aspect Signaling and Interlocking. Concepts in Railway Control. Positive Train Control. Intermodal Transportation. Railway Telecommunications. Vehicle Dynamics.  PROGRAM DETAILS To utilize the best in adult learning practices, class size will be limited to twenty-five students. Places are still available. Discounts are also available for multiple participants from the same company. Working with TTCI…

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Virtual Railroad Environmental Seminar

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The 2020 Virtual Railroad Environmental Seminar (vRRES) is a virtual event featuring two half-days of technical presentations covering:• Compliance & Permitting • Ecological Protection & Conservation • • Energy, Emissions & Air Quality • Environmental Data Collection & Applications • • Environmental Management • Environmental Response • Remediation • • Risk & Liability Management • Stormwater & Wastewater • • Sustainability, Climate Resilience & Engagement • Date & Time: Tuesday, 27 October 2020 10 AM - 1:30 PM Central Daylight Time Wednesday, 28 October 2020 10 AM - 1:00 PM Central Daylight TimeRegistration Cost: Non-PDHs: No Charge* PDHs: $50* *Registration…

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December 2020

2020 Big Data in Railroad Maintenance Planning Virtual Conference

University of Delaware, Newark Campus
Newark, DE 19716 United States
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The 2020 Big Data in Railroad Maintenance Planning 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. But due to the ongoing coronavirus issues, the 2020 Conference will be held virtually on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. This was not an easy decision, but the…

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January 2021

MARS Winter 2021 Meeting

Westin Lombard Yorktown Center in Lombard, IL, 70 Yorktown Center
Lombard, IL 60148 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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February 2021

Railway Motive Power And Alternative Propulsion-2021

Courtyard by Marriott- Long Beach, CA, 500 East First Street
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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Program Overview: Air quality and volatile diesel prices pose challenges to railways, particularly in urban areas. Traditional wayside power supply requires large capital investment and has visual impact. Emerging propulsion systems have the potential to address these concerns: (a) Rapidly developing battery technology with opportunity charging offers a suitable way forward for some railway services. (b) Hydrogen fuel cell systems offer zero-emission, longer range, flexibility, and lower capital cost than electrification. Knowledge and understanding of these technologies is essential to…

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March 2021

SEARS 2021 Spring Meeting

The Westin Buckhead, 3391 Peachtree Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30326 United States
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The Southeast Association of Rail Shippers (SEARS) serves a diverse membership in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Members represent such areas as heavy and light industry, mining, consumer products, forest products, agriculture, port operations and service organizations. Meetings are held twice a year in the spring and fall at various locations in the assigned territory. Topics of discussion are selected by members and cover a cross section…

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May 2021

NARS 2021 Annual Meeting

Sheraton Riverwalk, Chicago, 301 E North Water St
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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The North American Rail Shippers Association (NARS) is the umbrella organization that links five regional associations of rail owners, vendors and users in Canada, Mexico and the United States. NARS membership consists of the officers of each regional association, plus six elected officers and a board of directors. Sheraton Riverwalk, Chicago, Ill., May 12-14, 2021

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Traffic Club of Chicago’s 113th Annual Dinner

Sheraton Grand Chicago, 301 E North Water St.
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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As a result of the impact of COVID-19, Traffic Club of Chicago's (TCC) Leadership has decided to postpone the 113th Annual Dinner to May 13th, 2021, at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. In 2021, TCC will be partnering with the North American Rail Shippers Association (NARS), who is hosting their Annual Meeting at the Sheraton Grand Chicago from May 12 – 14, 2021. All registrations for this year’s Annual Dinner will transfer and be credited to the 2021 date. Guestroom reservations at…

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