2016 Crosstie Symposium

Over 130 attendees, representing 8 countries and 25 states, enjoyed the 2016 International Crosstie and Fastening System Symposium on June 14 – 16, 2016 on the UI campus.

Rocla Concrete Tie Plant Visit

Eighteen students, staff, and faculty attended a technical tour at the Rocla Concrete Tie plant in Pueblo, CO in March 2016 to see how ties are manufactured using the long-line method.

May 2016 RailTEC Graduates

Executive Director Chris Barkan (right) and Research Engineer Yu Qian (left) pose with May 2016 RailTEC graduates. Congratulations to all!

AREMA scholarship winners

Pictured here are Illinois recipients of 2016 AREMA Educational Foundation awards. Illinois had a record number of scholarship winners this year. Congratulations to all!

The Railway Academic Conference

Attendees of TRAC posed for a group photo on the UIUC Quad on July 13, 2016. Eighty participants were at this three day event.

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