Virtual Short Course on Railway Engineering

Following the outstanding success of last summer’s Virtual Short Course, RailTEC will once again be offering two one-week online Railway Engineering Short Courses via Zoom. Each course will run virtually on Monday – Thursday from noon – 4:00pm (Central) and participants earn 14 professional development hours. Past attendees include rail professionals, engineers, planners, consultants and more from employees throughout the rail industry. The short course is an excellent networking opportunity to meet others engaged in various facets of the rail industry. Registration closes on Friday, 01 July 2022. For more information and to enroll, click here.

Track Engineering Fundamentals
18-21 July 2022 | Noon-4pm CDT (via Zoom)
Lead Instructor: Conrad Ruppert

  • Monday: Introduction; Rail; Crossties & Fasteners
  • Tuesday: Ballast & Subgrade; Drainage; Slab Track; Turnouts & Special Trackwork
  • Wednesday: Track Structural Analysis; Track Structural Design
  • Thursday: Track Standards & Inspections; Track Maintenance Technologies; Asset Management & Life Cycle Costs

Railroad Project Design
25-28 July 2022 | Noon-4pm CDT (via Zoom)
Lead Instructor: Tyler Dick

  • Monday: Introduction; Horizontal Track Geometry
  • Tuesday: Vertical Track Geometry; Cross Sections & Earthwork
  • Wednesday: Railroad Location; Location Referencing & Track Charts
  • Thursday: Project Phasing; Project Cost Estimation