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  • April 23 2019
    2019 Pacific Northwest Highway-Rail Conference 04/23/2019 - 04/24/2019 Heathman Lodge, Vancouver, Washington The Washington State Department of Transportation, BNSF Railway Company, and our sponsors would like to invite you to the 2019 Pacific Northwest Highway-Rail Conference. We are pleased to host this conference in Vancouver Washington and hope you will attend to experience information sharing related to your professions in the transportation industry. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from speakers on rail and highway topics and network with others in the rail and highway industries from federal, state and private sectors. There is no registration cost for this conference. Light refreshments and lunch will be provided both days. Attendees are responsible for their lodging expenses, non-provided meals, and any other travel expenses. Add to Calendar
  • April 24 2019
    2019 NRC Rail Construction & Maintenance Equipment Auction 04/24/2019 Blackmon Auctions, 425 Blackmon Road, Lonoke, Arkansas 72086 The NRC Railroad Construction and Maintenance Equipment Auction will be held on April 24, 2019 from 8AM-1PM. Add to Calendar
  • April 25 2019
    Heritage Rail Alliance Spring Meeting 04/25/2019 - 04/27/2019 Sacramento, California HeritageRail conferences are held in a variety of interesting cities across the United States and Canada with great sightseeing and numerous regional activities. This year's event will be held at the CALIFORNIA STATE RAILROAD MUSEUM & FOUNDATION Add to Calendar
  • April 29 2019
    Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison: Introduction to Railroad Engineering and Operations 04/29/2019 - 05/01/2019 Chicago, Illinois Add to Calendar
  • April 29 2019
    Keystone State Railroad Association Spring Meeting & Rail Day 04/29/2019 - 04/30/2019 Harrisburg, PA Add to Calendar
  • April 30 2019
    Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison: Fundamentals of Railway Bridge Engineering and Management 04/30/2019 - 05/01/2019 Chicago, Illinois Add to Calendar
  • May 1 2019
    Secure Rail Conference 05/01/2019 - 05/02/2019 Orlando, FL Add to Calendar
  • May 1 2019
    Transload Distribution Association Annual Conference 05/01/2019 - 05/02/2019 Hyatt on Lake Washington; Seattle, WA Our Annual Meeting will offer an informative program along with exceptional networking opportunities through our annual golf outing and other networking events. Add to Calendar
  • May 1 2019
    Georgia Railroad Association Annual Meeting 05/01/2019 Omni Hotel; Atlanta, GA The 2019 Georgia Railroad Association Annual Meeting will be held Wednesday, May 1st at the Omni Hotel at the Battery in Atlanta. We will begin with lunch at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1st with a special guest speaker. The afternoon will be free. Our featured event will be a networking event that night at the Braves vs. Padres game at SunTrust Park. We will gather at 6:00 p.m. at the Hank Aaron Terrace situated above the left field seats and visitor's bullpen (Section 246). First pitch is at 7:30 p.m. Add to Calendar
  • May 5 2019
    American Wood Protection Assn Annual Meeting 05/05/2019 - 05/07/2019 Loews Royal Pacific; Orlando, FL This event brings together producers of preservatives and preservative components; producers of treated and untreated wood products; end users of treated wood; engineers, architects and building code officials; government entities, academia, and other groups with a general interest in wood preservation. Check back at the website for more info on the next AWPA Annual Meeting Add to Calendar
  • May 8 2019
    ACACSO Conference 05/08/2019 - 05/10/2019 Holiday Inn Chicago Mart; Chicago, IL If you are a transportation professional with responsibilities for car service or equipment accounting, this meeting is for you. Add to Calendar
  • May 8 2019
    Railroad Day on Capitol Hill 05/08/2019 Railroad Day on Capitol Hill is only successful if a very large number of you attend. It is a day that can have a very positive impact on you. 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. You need to come to Washington and join with 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 on May 8! Add to Calendar
  • May 9 2019
    Rail Supply Chain Annual Summit 05/09/2019 Union League Club; Chicago, IL Contact or call 312-750-9150 for early bird registration. Add to Calendar
  • May 13 2019
    Outback Railroad Association 05/13/2019 - 05/16/2019 Deadwood, South Dakota 5th Annual Safety Training Event Add to Calendar
  • May 14 2019
    N. American Rail Mechanical Operations (NARMO) Seminar 05/14/2019 - 05/16/2019 Sheraton; Dallas, TX NARMO is part of an ongoing education effort to better equip car owners, shippers, car shop operators and railroad mechanical personnel with the latest information on mechanical inspections and the AAR Interchange Rules. Key program topics at this year's seminar will include updates and changes to interchange rules, Railinc workshops, as well as discussions on Mechanical Inspection Department programs and mechanical inspections. WHO SHOULD ATTEND Attendance is open to all railroad personnel, private car owners, shippers, contract shops, leasing companies, fleet managers and all other interested parties. It will be of particular interest to anyone who deals with car repair and billing on a routine basis and to up-and-coming mechanical department managers. Add to Calendar
  • May 14 2019
    SafeRail Congress 05/14/2019 - 05/15/2019 Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center; Washington, DC The SafeRail congress is designed for all stakeholders involved in the operational safety, digital and physical security on the US railroad and transit network. SafeRail is a holistic safety and security showcase, for operators wanting to effect a business wide culture of rail safety and promote a positive public perception of their business. Add to Calendar
  • May 15 2019
    North American Rail Shippers Association Annual Meeting 05/15/2019 - 05/17/2019 Westin Riverwalk; San Antonio, TX Our programs tackle today’s important issues such as Infrastructure, NAFTA, Adapting and Adopting Technology, Shipper Success, Economic Outlook and much more. Scroll to the bottom of their website to view speakers and view agenda. Add to Calendar
  • June 2 2019
    American Railway Development Association Annual Meeting 06/02/2019 - 06/04/2019 Renaissance Hotel; Nashville, TN The 2019 ARDA Annual Meeting, the 113th in our history, will continue our theme of "Let's Grow Together," which focuses on highlighting the similarities across ARDA's topic sections and the value of taking a multidisciplinary approach to today's rail industry challenges. The meeting will begin in the evening on Sunday, June 2 with a welcome reception at the Renaissance Nashville. Our program will continue through Tuesday, June 4, conculding in the annual President's Reception and Dinner. Please plan to stay through Tuesday evening (Check out Wednesday, June 5th). Add to Calendar
  • June 4 2019
    Wabtec/GE Digital Solutions Summit 06/04/2019 - 06/07/2019 Atlanta Hilton; Atlanta, GA At the 2019 Digital Solutions Summit, we will offer a first look into our combined portfolio of digital and electronics offerings that bring advanced automation to the freight and mining industries, driving safety, productivity and efficiency. Over four exciting days, you’ll network with a global community of transportation, supply chain, mining and logistics professionals, technology partners; industry thought leaders; and our own engineers and developers, through engaging general sessions as well as product-specific breakout tracks, interactive demos and hands-on training. Add to Calendar
  • June 5 2019
    Railway Age's RAIL INSIGHTS 06/05/2019 - 06/06/2019 Union League Club; Chicago, IL Railway Age’s fifth annual RAIL INSIGHTS takes place June 5 & 6, 2019 in Chicago, IL. Once again, the event will focus on interactive, probing dialogue among top-level industry executives, Railway Age’s experienced, knowledgeable editors, and attendees. Add to Calendar
  • June 11 2019
    Railroad Accounting Officers (RAO) & Internal Audit Division (IAD) Training Sessions 06/11/2019 - 06/13/2019 Montreal, QC AAR RAO/IAD Training Sessions. This event is by invitation only, for AAR railroad members and accounting firms. Add to Calendar
  • June 16 2019
    Railway Industrial Clearance Association Annual Conference 06/16/2019 - 06/20/2019 Marriott Sawgrass Resort; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Add to Calendar
  • June 23 2019
    APTA Rail Conference 06/23/2019 - 06/26/2019 Sheraton Centre; Toronto, ON CANADA 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 7 2019
    Michigan Tech Rail and Intermodal Summer Youth Program 07/07/2019 - 07/13/2019 Add to Calendar
  • July 8 2019
    AAR Damage Prevention & Freight Claim Conference 07/08/2019 - 07/11/2019 Hilton Omaha; Omaha, NE Add to Calendar
  • July 10 2019
    2019 Railroad Liability Conference 07/10/2019 - 07/12/2019 Essex Culinary Resort & Spa; Essex, Vermont Hosted by Genesee & Wyoming Rail Services at The Essex, Culinary Resort and Spa. Please contact Mike Morningstar, Director Risk Management and Claims, Genesee & Wyoming, 904.900.6258 or Jacklyn Hardy, Assistant Director Claims & Administration, Montana Rail Link, 904-900-6258 Add to Calendar
  • July 15 2019
    MARS 2019 Summer Meeting 07/15/2019 - 07/16/2019 Grand Geneva Resort; Lake Geneva, WI Add to Calendar
  • July 21 2019
    Midwest Short Line and Regional Railroads Summer Conference 07/21/2019 - 07/23/2019 Madden's on Gull Lake; Brainerd, MN Sponsored by the Minnesota Regional Railroads Association, this conference draws approximately 150 railroad management, employees, suppliers, and shippers, as well as a number of local, state, and national officials. This year's conference will again feature keynote speakers on engaging topics important to the industry, peppered with fun activities offered by Madden's including a kickoff Golf tournament on Sunday. Breakout sessions on a variety of important subjects such as safety, training, and technology make this conference a must-attend for professionals seeking to better understand and expand the opportunities within Rail. Add to Calendar
  • July 22 2019
    Progressive Railroading's 2018 Rising Stars Recognition Dinner 07/22/2019 Norfolk, VA The 2019 Rising Stars will be recognized at a dinner to be held July 22 in Norfolk, VA during the American Association of Railroad Superintendents' 2019 Annual Meeting. Add to Calendar
  • July 22 2019
    AARS Annual Meeting 07/22/2019 - 07/24/2019 Hilton Hotel; Norfolk, VA Network with industry leaders at the AARS Annual Meeting July 22-24. AARS members can sign up for $395, including entry to the Opening Reception, Progressive Railroading’s Rising Stars Award Dinner and the AARS Lantern Awards Luncheon. Add to Calendar
  • July 23 2019
    California Short Line Railroad Association Annual Meeting 07/23/2019 - 07/24/2019 Westin Hotel; San Diego, CA Save the date! CSLRA’s Annual 2019 Meeting will be held at the Westin Hotel San Diego. We will convene for lunch on Tuesday July 23 and hold sessions on topics of current interest and the Association’s annual business the afternoon of July 23 and morning of July 24. The Annual Meeting will conclude with optional events the afternoon of July 24. Add to Calendar
  • August 7 2019
    Michigan Rail Conference 2019 08/07/2019 - 08/09/2019 East Lansing, Michigan Michigan Tech will be working with Michigan DOT and Michigan State University to offer the Michigan Rail Conference 2019. The conference theme this year is "Think Local, Act Global", and will be hosted on the campus of MSU in East Lansing. Add to Calendar
  • August 12 2019
    National Transportation Training Directors Annual Conference 08/12/2019 - 08/15/2019 Stoweflake Resort; Stowe, VT Each year NTTD highlights innovative training policies, programs and technologies that serve the unique needs of the transportation community, bringing together DOT staff and trainers, LTAP personnel, and national training resource experts from federal, university and private sector organizations. Members of the transportation training community exchange ideas about training innovations and resources, develop collaborative relationships and networks, and learn from leading experts in the field. Add to Calendar
  • August 19 2019
    National Highway Rail Grade Crossing Safety Conference 08/19/2019 - 08/22/2019 Pittsburgh, PA The National Highway Rail Grade Crossing Safety Conference has been revived and will be held in downtown Pittsburgh, August 19-22, 2019, at the fully renovated and beautiful Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown Hotel. Add to Calendar
  • September 11 2019
    ASLRRA Central/Pacific Region Meeting 09/11/2019 - 09/13/2019 Grand Hyatt; San Antonio, TX This meeting offers a dynamic agenda with top-notch speakers, engaging interactive sessions, and meaningful takeaways that will benefit professionals at every level of your organization. Register today! Add to Calendar
  • September 15 2019
    Intermodal Association of North America's 2016 Intermodal EXPO 09/15/2019 - 09/18/2019 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 16 2019
    AASHTO Standing Committee on Rail Transportation (SCORT) Meeting 09/16/2019 - 09/19/2019 Hilton Hotel; Hartford, CT AASHTO’s Council on Rail Transportation will host their Annual Meeting in Hartford, CT. Add to Calendar
  • September 17 2019
    AAPRCO Annual Convention 09/17/2019 - 09/19/2019 Albuquerque, NM Add to Calendar
  • September 18 2019
    Railroad Insurance Managers Association Annual Meeting 09/18/2019 - 09/20/2019 Phoenix, AZ Add to Calendar
  • September 18 2019
    SWARS 2019 Semi-Annual Meeting 09/18/2019 - 09/19/2019 Phoenix Renaissance; Phoenix, AZ Add to Calendar
  • September 18 2019
    PNWARS 2019 Fall Meeting 09/18/2019 - 09/19/2019 Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre; Vancouver BC The Pacific Northwest Association of Rail Shippers (PNWARS) is a regional educational group of shippers and receivers engaged in freight transportation by rail, railroads, and industries affiliated with rail freight transportation including state and local legislative and regulatory agencies. Add to Calendar
  • September 18 2019
    Heritage Rail Alliance's 2019 Fall Conference 09/18/2019 - 09/21/2019 Squamish, BC This year's fall event will be hosted by WEST COAST RAILWAY HERITAGE PARK in Squamish, British Columbia. Check out this video for info on the park: Add to Calendar
  • September 22 2019
    Railway Interchange 09/22/2019 - 09/25/2019 Minneapolis, MN 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 22 2019
    LRW Annual Conference 09/22/2019 - 09/25/2019 Minneapolis, MN The 2019 LRW Annual Conference will be held in conjunction with Railway Interchange from September 22-25 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Add to Calendar
  • September 26 2019
    Michigan Tech Railroad Night 2019 09/26/2019 Add to Calendar
  • October 1 2019
    NEARS 2019 Fall Conference 10/01/2019 - 10/03/2019 Burlington, VT Check the NEARS Website for updated info as it is released. Add to Calendar
  • October 3 2019
    Virginia Railroad Association Annual Meeting 10/03/2019 - 10/04/2019 Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, VA Add to Calendar
  • October 7 2019
    ASLRRA 2019 Eastern Region Meeting 10/07/2019 - 10/09/2019 Hyatt Regency; Columbus, OH This meeting offers a dynamic agenda with top-notch speakers, engaging interactive sessions, and meaningful takeaways that will benefit professionals at every level of your organization. Register today! Add to Calendar
  • October 9 2019
    ASLRRA 2019 General Counsel Symposium/F&A Seminar 10/09/2019 - 10/11/2019 Hyatt Regency; Columbus, OH Watch for meeting info Add to Calendar
  • October 13 2019
    American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Annual Meeting 10/13/2019 - 10/16/2019 Marriott Marquis; New York, NY 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
  • October 15 2019
    Railway Tie Association Symposium and Technical Conference 10/15/2019 - 10/18/2019 Loews Ventana Canyon; Tucson, Arizona 101st Annual Conference. Watch the website for more information as it becomes available. Add to Calendar
  • October 22 2019
    Railroad Environmental Conference 10/22/2019 - 10/23/2019 Urbana, IL The 2019 Railroad Environmental Conference will be held 22-23 October on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. RREC-2019 will feature presentations by railroaders, consulting engineers, academics and others involved in all aspects of railroad environmental topics. Presentation topics will include: Compliance & Permitting; Ecological Conservation; Energy, Emissions & Air Quality; Environmental Analytical Data Applications; Environmental Management; Environmental Response; Noise & Vibration; Passenger Rail & Transit; Remediation; Risk & Liability Management; Stormwater & Wastewater; and Sustainability. Add to Calendar
  • November 11 2019
    ASLRRA 2019 Southern Region Meeting 11/11/2019 - 11/13/2019 Marriott City Center; Charlotte, NC ASLRRA Regional meeting attendees will enjoy an action-packed agenda with educational offerings and takeaways built upon three core areas of focus: Safety and Training; Legislative and Regulatory; and Marketing and Business Development. Our new format offers an engaging range of content with insightful panel discussions, informative subject matter experts, interactive breakout sessions with peer-to-peer collaborative learning, solid takeaways related to business best practices, tools and resources, plus hours of networking with industry peers, customers, and supplier partners. Add to Calendar
  • November 21 2019
    RailTrends 11/21/2019 - 11/22/2019 Marriott Marquis: New York, NY At RailTrends®, freight rail professionals come together to debate and discuss significant issues and trending topics in the industry. This is the only event of its kind — attracting high level, noteworthy professionals prepared to discuss the successes and challenges of today's rail market. Add to Calendar
  • January 5 2020
    NRCMA Conference & REMSA Exhibits 01/05/2020 - 01/08/2020 San Diego, CA Each year, the NRC hosts its conference where all stakeholders of the railroad construction and maintenance industry are encouraged to attend. The conference typically encompasses more than 1,000 attendees, 150 exhibitors, and 25,000 square-feet of meeting space with a unique program agenda lined up with chief engineers from the major freight railroads and other key speakers covering up-to-date topics of importance to the rail industry. Contact Matt Bell by email at or by phone at 202-715-1264. Add to Calendar
  • January 12 2020
    TRB 99th Annual Meeting 01/12/2020 - 01/16/2020 Washington, DC The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 99th Annual Meeting will be held January 12-16, 2020, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C. The information-packed program is expected to attract more than 12,000 transportation professionals from around the world. The meeting program will cover all transportation modes, with more than 5,000 presentations in over 800 sessions and workshops, addressing topics of interest to policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. A number of sessions and workshops will focus on the spotlight theme for the 2019 meeting: Transportation For a Smart, Sustainable, and Equitable Future Add to Calendar
  • January 15 2020
    MARS 2020 Winter Meeting 01/15/2020 - 01/16/2020 Westin Hotel; Lombard, IL The Winter Meeting of the Midwest Association of Rail Shippers will be held at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, Lombard, IL. Add to Calendar
  • January 15 2020
    Kentucky Transportation Annual Conference 01/15/2020 - 01/17/2020 Lexington, KY Now in it's 42nd year - KBT's Kentucky Transportation Conference is a premier event. This conference is designed to provide ample opportunity to network with and learn from leaders throughout Kentucky and the nation. Add to Calendar
  • March 4 2020
    Railroad Day on Capitol HIll 03/04/2020 Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill Add to Calendar
  • March 4 2020
    SWARS 2020 Annual Meeting 03/04/2020 - 03/05/2020 Moody Gardens Hotel; Galveston, TX Add to Calendar
  • March 8 2020
    CSX Short Line & Regional Railroads Workshop 03/08/2020 - 03/09/2020 St. Augustine, FL If you have any questions concerning the CSX Short Line Workshop or CSX’s Short Line partners, please contact the appropriate Short Line Representative, call 1-800-226-5962, or email Add to Calendar
  • April 22 2020
    NEARS 2020 Spring Conference 04/22/2020 - 04/24/2020 Newport, RI Add to Calendar
  • May 2 2020
    ASLRRA 2020 CONNECTIONS Convention & Expo 05/02/2020 - 05/05/2020 Grapevine, TX Add to Calendar
  • June 2 2020
    RSSI Annual C&S Exhibition 06/02/2020 - 06/04/2020 Nashville, TN RSSI's show provides coverage for the rail and rail transit, communication and signal industry. The 2020 RSSI C&S Exhibition will be an RSSI only event focusing on bringing C&S suppliers together with their rail and rail transit customers. Add to Calendar
  • July 13 2020
    MARS 2020 Summer Meeting 07/13/2020 - 07/14/2020 Grand Geneva Resort; Lake Geneva, WI Add to Calendar
  • September 8 2020
    RSI/CMA Rail Expo & Technical Conference 09/08/2020 - 09/11/2020 Hyatt Regency; Chicago, IL Questions: Contact Amanda Patrick, RSI Show Manager at or (202) 347-4664. Add to Calendar
  • September 13 2020
    IANA's 2020 Intermodal EXPO 09/13/2020 - 09/15/2020 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 30 2020
    SWARS 2020 Semi-Annual Meeting 09/30/2020 - 10/01/2020 Westin Gaslamp; San Diego, CA Add to Calendar
  • October 11 2020
    APTA Annual Meeting 10/11/2020 - 10/14/2020 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 10 2021
    Railroad Day on Capitol Hill 03/10/2021 Add to Calendar
  • March 10 2021
    SWARS 2021 Annual Meeting 03/10/2021 - 03/11/2021 Grand Hyatt; San Antonio, TX Add to Calendar
  • July 12 2021
    MARS 2021 Summer Meeting 07/12/2021 - 07/13/2021 Grand Geneva Resort; Lake Geneva, WI 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
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