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5/20/2019 - 5/21/2019

Basic Railroad Track Maintenance

Center for Transportation Research, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The workshop provides two days of classroom instruction on basic track maintenance practices, with an emphasis on short-line, branch line 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. Contact: 865-974-5255 Web: