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  • March 10 2021
    SWARS 2021 Annual Meeting 03/10/2021 - 03/11/2021 Grand Hyatt; San Antonio, TX The meeting will return to the beautiful Grand Hyatt San Antonio Hotel on the San Antonio Riverwalk. Add to Calendar
  • March 10 2021
    Railroad Day on Capitol Hill 03/10/2021 Virtual Date TBD Railroad Day on Capitol Hill is a day that can have a very positive impact on you but it is only successful if a very large number of you attend. You put the real life face on the issues that matter most to our industry. When you turn out in force you demonstrate that those issues affect a large group of individuals who employ an even larger group of people from across the country. And you can't rely on the other guy to carry your message. Join your fellow rail industry workers to help drive home to Congress the important role that this industry plays in restoring America's economy, improving America's environment, and connecting America in the global marketplace. The continued success of this event is absolutely dependent on your participation. Please join us virtually in 2021! Add to Calendar
  • March 14 2021
    American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Annual Meeting 03/14/2021 - 03/17/2021 Anaheim, CA APTA's TRANSform Conference is the flagship event for public transportation professionals to engage in workshops, join tours, and network with colleagues. Keynote speakers and educational sessions explore hot topics, including transformative technology, community building, innovative funding and finance, safety, workforce development, worldwide mega projects, and more. Add to Calendar
  • March 15 2021
    Railroad Track Inspection & Safety Standards 03/15/2021 - 03/19/2021 Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum: Chattanooga, TN Track is the foundation of the railroad's physical plant. Although railroad track components are relatively simple in concept, they interact in a complex fashion to form a system capable of withstanding the extremely large forces applied by rail vehicles. Safe and reliable train operations rely upon the track system remaining within established specifications. Because the combined effects of traffic and environment degrade track, regular inspection is essential to identify defects and initiate remedial action before problems develop. This course describes track defects and acceptable corrective actions, presents a recommended methodology for conducting inspections, and discusses in depth the Federal Track Safety Standards in 49 CFR, Part 213. Add to Calendar
  • March 16 2021
    Southeast Association of Rail Shippers Spring Meeting 03/16/2021 - 03/17/2021 Westin Buckhead; Atlanta, GA Mark your calendars to attend the 2021 Spring Meeting on March 16 – 17, 2021 at The Westin Buckhead in Atlanta. Add to Calendar
  • March 29 2021
    Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety 03/29/2021 Virtual Live Online Professional Development course Starting March 29th, 2021 4 sessions, 1:00PM to 5:00PM (central time) each session 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. Learn More and Register at: https://epd.wisc.edu/courses/highway-rail-grade-crossing-safety/?utm_source=ASSLRA&utm_medium=eventcalendar&utm_campaign=C153&utm_term=Railroad Add to Calendar
  • April 12 2021
    SEARS 2021 Spring Meeting 04/12/2021 Virtual Southeast Association of Rail Shippers The Southeast Association of Rail Shippers 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 of interests. Meetings are well attended by members and various levels of rail management of both major and short line railroads. Add to Calendar
  • April 20 2021
    ASME Joint Rail Conference 04/20/2021 - 04/21/2021 Virtual The 2021 JRC (Joint Rail Conference) will take place Virtually April 20-21, 2021. This international conference is the premier technical event in the U.S.A. including all discipline for freight and passenger rail transportation; mechanical, electrical, civil, and systems engineering, as well as rail safety, planning, design, manufacturing, financing, operations, and management. Add to Calendar
  • April 21 2021
    Transload Distribution Association Annual Conference 04/21/2021 - 04/23/2021 Westin Downtown Denver; Denver, CO TDANA's Annual Meeting will offer an informative program along with exceptional networking opportunities through their annual golf outing and other networking events. Add to Calendar
  • April 26 2021
    Railroad Track Inspection & Safety Standards 04/26/2021 - 04/30/2021 Galveston, TX Under new Federal training rule requirements, this workshop is the first in the nation to be FRA Part 243 reviewed and approved. CTR's most popular railroad workshop focuses on the basic principles of track inspection. The 4-1/2 day course concentrates on requirements of the FRA Track Safety Standards, 49 CFR, Part 213, though contents are applicable to any railroad’s internal track standards. Since 1992, more than 400 organizations–including Class 1s, shortlines, commuter agencies, industries, contractors, and consulting engineers–have sent employees to this outstanding program. In fact, many railroads use this program to meet the training and demonstration of knowledge requirements found in Part 213.7, designation of qualified persons. The course content is presented through a combination of classroom presentation and field exercises. This workshop provides 27 professional development hours. Add to Calendar
  • April 27 2021
    NEARS 2021 Spring Conference 04/27/2021 - 04/29/2021 Virtual NEARS Spring 2021 will be Virtual! Check out the NEARS website for more details as they become available. Add to Calendar
  • May 10 2021
    Basic Railroad Track Maintenance 05/10/2021 - 05/11/2021 Knoxville, TN This workshop provides two days of classroom instruction on basic track maintenance practices, with an emphasis on shortline, branchline, and industrial freight track of FRA Class 1 or 2 (25 mph or less). The course presents the basic elements of railroad track, identifies maintenance issues, presents principles of maintenance planning, and discusses maintenance approaches suited for this type of track. Focus areas include drainage, turnouts and track crossings, crossties, continuous welded rail, and track geometry. This workshop provides 12 professional development hours. Add to Calendar
  • May 12 2021
    Railroad Track Design 05/12/2021 - 05/14/2021 Knoxville, TN This workshop provides 2-1/2 days of classroom instruction on the design of railroad track, including horizontal and vertical alignment, cross section, turnouts and crossings, component selection, earthwork, drainage, and clearances. The design approaches highlight applicable AREMA standards and general industry practices. The attendee will learn how traffic characteristics affect design characteristics. This workshop provides 15 professional development hours. Attendees should have either an engineering or engineering technology background. Add to Calendar
  • May 17 2021
    Railroad Bridge Inspection 05/17/2021 - 05/19/2021 Knoxville, TN This is a 2 day workshop that presents the construction and behavior of bridges, explains common failure modes, describes techniques and practices for bridge inspection, identifies routine maintenance requirements, and explains how to perform common repairs. The course includes both classroom and field activities. No engineering experience is necessary. Participants receive 14 professional development hours. Add to Calendar
  • May 20 2021
    Heritage Rail Alliance's Spring Symposium 05/20/2021 - 05/22/2021 Hill City and Keystone, SD The Spring Symposium will be hosted by the Black Hills Central Railroad and held in Hill City and Keystone, South Dakota Add to Calendar
  • May 26 2021
    Norfolk Southern Short Line Marketing Meeting 05/26/2021 - 05/28/2021 The MAIN, Norfolk, Virginia The Norfolk Southern Short Line Marketing Meeting is for railroads and is by invitation only. Add to Calendar
  • June 6 2021
    APTA Rail Conference 06/06/2021 - 06/09/2021 Cleveland, OH For all rail modes – urban, commuter, high-speed, and intercity – this technical conference features sessions on technology, operations, maintenance, safety & security, planning, finance, capital projects, workforce development, and more. Experience the latest industry advances at the Products & Services Showcase and join the technical tours. Add to Calendar
  • July 12 2021
    MARS 2021 Summer Meeting 07/12/2021 - 07/13/2021 Grand Geneva Resort; Lake Geneva, WI The 2021 Summer Meeting will be held at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva. Check the website for more information. Add to Calendar
  • July 14 2021
    Operation Lifesaver, Inc.’s Leadership Conference 07/14/2021 - 07/15/2021 Embassy Suites Omaha Downtown - Old Market; Omaha, NE Operation Lifesaver, Inc. has made the decision to move the Operation Lifesaver Leadership Conference from November of 2020 to July 2021, keeping the same location. Please join us at Operation Lifesaver, Inc.’s Leadership Conference, July 2021 at the Embassy Suites Omaha Downtown - Old Market, in Omaha, Nebraska. Add to Calendar
  • July 26 2021
    AARS Annual Meeting 07/26/2021 - 07/28/2021 Swissotel; Chicago, IL Save the date for the AARS 124th Annual Meeting, July 26-28, 2020 in Chicago right on Wacker Dr. near Michigan Ave. at the Swissotel! The meeting will open with a reception on July 20 at 5:00 p.m. AARS will host the Progressive Railroading Rising Stars Award Dinner as part of the AARS Annual Meeting on July 20 at 6:30 p.m. Registration to the AARS Annual Meeting includes a ticket to the Rising Stars dinner. The meeting program will continue July 21 at 8:00 a.m. and will conclude on July 22 at 11:00 a.m. Add to Calendar
  • August 3 2021
    2021 NCSL Legislative Summit 08/03/2021 - 08/05/2021 Chicago, IL Add to Calendar
  • August 18 2021
    Keystone State Railroad Association Rail Freight Conference 08/18/2021 - 08/19/2021 Lancaster, PA The KSRRA is happy to be hosting the 2021 Rail Freight Conference in beautiful Lancaster, PA. Add to Calendar
  • August 31 2021
    APTA TRANSform Conference & EXPO 08/31/2021 - 09/03/2021 Anaheim Convention Center; Anaheim, CA APTA's TRANSform Conference & EXPO is public transit’s premier showcase of technology, products, and services. With attendees and exhibitors from around the globe, APTA's TRANSform Conference & EXPO plays a pivotal role in connecting the industry to what’s now and what’s next in public transportation. APTA Transform Conference: Aug 31-Sep 3, 2021 APTA Expo: Sep 1-3, 2021 Add to Calendar
  • September 7 2021
    North American Rail Shippers Association Annual Meeting 09/07/2021 - 09/09/2021 Sheraton Grand Hotel; Chicago, IL The Next NARS Annual Meeting has been rescheduled to September 7–9, 2021 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. 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. Add to Calendar
  • September 12 2021
    IANA's 2021 Intermodal Expo 09/12/2021 - 09/14/2021 Long Beach, CA EXPO is the intermodal industry’s platform for products, services and solutions; a classroom for new skills and know-how; and an exchange for ideas and business. Add to Calendar
  • September 26 2021
    Railway Interchange 09/26/2021 - 09/29/2021 Indiana Convention Center; Indianapolis, IN Railway Interchange is the largest combined railway exhibition and technical conference in North America. Attended by nearly 10,000 industry professionals from around the globe, this truly massive event showcases the latest technology, services, and research by members of the Railway Supply Institute (RSI), the Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA), and Railway Systems Suppliers, Inc. (RSSI). Railway Interchange also features technical presentations and discussions by the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) and the Coordinated Mechanical Associations (CMA). Add to Calendar
  • September 29 2021
    SWARS 2021 Semi-Annual Meeting 09/29/2021 - 09/30/2021 Worthington Renaissance; Fort Worth, TX The meeting will be held at the beautiful Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel, only one block from vibrant Sundance Square. Add to Calendar
  • November 3 2021
    Heritage Rail Alliance's Fall Conference 11/03/2021 - 11/06/2021 Montreal, PQ The 2021 Fall Conference and Annual Meeting will be hosted by the Canadian Railroad Historical Association in Montreal, Quebec Add to Calendar
  • November 17 2021
    ASLRRA Annual Connections Convention 2021 11/17/2021 - 11/19/2021 Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ ASLRRA CONNECTIONS offers many opportunities for you to interact and network with your fellow attendees! From Committee Meetings, Breakout Sessions and the Opening/Closing Receptions, to teeing off in the Annual Golf Tournament, there is something for everyone at ASLRRA’s CONNECTIONS Convention. Add to Calendar
  • April 30 2022
    ASLRRA Annual Connections Convention 2022 04/30/2022 - 05/03/2022 St. Louis Convention Center, St. Louis, MO ASLRRA CONNECTIONS offers many opportunities for you to interact and network with your fellow attendees! From Committee Meetings, Breakout Sessions and the Opening/Closing Receptions, to teeing off in the Annual Golf Tournament, there is something for everyone at ASLRRA’s CONNECTIONS Convention. Add to Calendar
  • May 23 2022
    RSSI Annual C&S Exhibition 05/23/2022 - 05/25/2022 Kansas City, MO Add to Calendar
  • July 13 2022
    27th Railroad Liability Conference Hosted by Ironhorse Resources 07/13/2022 - 07/15/2022 St. Louis Union Station Hotel SAVE THE DATE ! 27th Liability Conference July 13-15, 2022 St. Louis Union Station Hotel Hosted by Ironhorse Resources Reservation and Registration Info will be sent in the coming year!!! Add to Calendar
  • October 1 2023
    Railway Interchange 10/01/2023 - 10/04/2023 Indiana Convention Center; Indianapolis, IN Railway Interchange is the largest combined railway exhibition and technical conference in North America. Attended by nearly 10,000 industry professionals from around the globe, this truly massive event showcases the latest technology, services, and research by members of the Railway Supply Institute (RSI), the Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA), and Railway Systems Suppliers, Inc. (RSSI). Railway Interchange also features technical presentations and discussions by the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) and the Coordinated Mechanical Associations (CMA). Add to Calendar
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