Laboratories Overview

RailTEC’s strong research program is supported by multiple research sites both on campus and throughout the United States. In addition to in-house laboratory testing, instrumentation is installed on North American railway mainlines to collect data on track performance under actual service conditions. The cornerstone of this research is a 3,500 square foot Research and Innovation Laboratory (RAIL) located in the Harry Schnabel, Jr. building on the CERL campus.

Research is possible only with the continued support of many organizations as well as federal funding. RailTEC research results have been presented to the railroad community at a wide variety of national and international conferences and meetings in the past few years, including AREMA, AAR, TRB, WCRR, IHHA, INFORMS and many others.