Wintertime can be one of the most challenging seasons for railroads — both Class Is and short lines — particularly in the Midwest and the northern U.S. and Canada. Wicked cold, heavy snow and ice, mountainous territory that generates snowslides and mudslides, impassable track, frozen switches and crossovers, and almost continuous snow removal make for a tough season for maintenance-of-way crews and leadership.
Preparing the right-of-way for winter is a critical task. For example, many railroads make a point to check and optimize track geometry before the snow flies, as many lines are covered with snow throughout the winter.
Our virtual conference will discuss the latest best practices, strategies, and projects involving both winter maintenance and winter preparedness.
NORM HOOPER, P.Eng.Principal, Hooper Engineering
GREGOR HARRIS, P.Eng.Business Development Mgr. - Rail, Thermon
DAVID LESTEREditor-in-Chief, RT&S
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