LRW Appoints Schlegel to Board, Promotes Sander to Board Secretary

The League of Railway Women (LRW) has appointed Anne Schlegel, JD, Senior Contracts Manager, Holland, L.P., to the Membership Chair Position and promoted Erica Sander, Manager, Government Relations, Trinity Rail, to Board Secretary. Holland, L.P. and Trinity Rail are LRW Silver Corporate Partners.

ASLRRA: Yurasko New General Counsel; Reilly Signs On For PTC

Two experienced railroad professionals—Sarah Yurasko and Eileen Reilly—have joined the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) in legal and technology consulting roles, respectively. Yurasko is the Association’s new General Counsel, replacing Keith Borman, who retired after 15 years. Reilly’s company, Global Train Services LLC, has signed on as a consultant for Positive Train Control services.

Carnes Receives LRW’s Connie Sumara Scholarship

Genevieve Carnes, Railway Alert Network Manager for the Association of American Railroads (AAR), has been named the winner of the 2019 Connie Sumara Memorial Scholarship by the League of Railway Women (LRW).

Patrick Tabbed as LRW President

The League of Railway Women (LRW) recently announced its new board of directors for the 2019-2021 term, with Amanda Trainor Patrick and Sarah Yurasko serving as President and Vice President, respectively.

The RSI Education & Technical Training Conference—LRW

The RSI Education & Technical Training Conference at Railway Interchange 2019 “serves to educate attendees on new technologies and trends in the rail industry and provide an opportunity for industry networking and collaboration. There are more than 50 educational sessions on railcar maintenance, rail operations, air brake technologies and trends and a focus on leadership in the rail industry,” RSI notes. “Session content is provided by the Railway Supply Institute, the Air Brake Association, the International Association of Railway Operating Officers, the League of Railway Women, the Locomotive Maintenance Officers Association and the Railcar Technical Services Association.”

LRW Accepting 2019 Outstanding Member of the Year Nominations

The League of Railway Women (LRW) has opened nominations for the 2019 “Outstanding Member of the Year” award. The recipient will be recognized during the LRW Annual Membership Meeting to be held on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at Railway Interchange in Minneapolis. LRW corporate partners and individual members are eligible.

AAR’s Fernandez-Willey to launch LRW webinar series

Association of American Railroads (AAR) Senior Economist Luisa Fernandez-Willey will host “U.S. Freight Railroads and the U.S. Economy,” the League of Railway Women’s (LRW) inaugural webinar in its new “Railroading 101” series.

Moore named LRW Woman of the Year

The League of Railway Women (LRW) has named Ontario Northland President and CEO Corina Moore its 2018 Outstanding Woman of the Year award. The annual award is presented to a woman in the rail industry “who demonstrates vision, initiative, creativity and guidance in a leadership role within her professional railway field; is innovative, a problem-solver and overcomes challenges; and brings consistent excellence to her organization and surrounding community,” LRW said in announcing Moore’s award.


The League of Railway Women (LRW) has launched its new website,, commensurate with it official name change from the “League of Railway Industry Women.”

LRW offers Connie Sumara Memorial Scholarship

The League of Railway Women (LRW) is accepting applications for the 2018 Connie Sumara Memorial Scholarship. A $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to a woman involved in the rail industry who is pursuing post-secondary studies.