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Wheel/Rail Interaction '08 coming to Chicago in May

Progressive Railroading magazine is proud to present Wheel/Rail Interaction ’08, which will be held May 6-7, 2008, at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare. Presented by Advanced Rail Management Corp. and Interface Journal, the 14th annual seminar is devoted to examining wheel/rail, vehicle/track interaction on rail-freight and shared-track passenger systems.

This cross-disciplinary seminar will bring together track and mechanical users, researchers and suppliers to foster a better understanding of the complex interaction at the wheel/rail interface. The seminar will present the latest information on technology and the ways it can be used to improve wheel/rail interaction on freight and passenger railways. The event also will include networking opportunities.

Back by popular demand, the "Principles of Wheel/Rail Interaction" will be held May 5 in conjunction with the 14th annual Wheel/Rail Interaction Seminar. The intensive, full-day course will provide an in-depth examination of the primary aspects of wheel/rail and vehicle/track interaction. Drawing from both theory and practical application, the course will cover contact mechanics, vehicle suspension, wheelset curving, track geometry, friction management, wheel/rail profiles and more — all of the elements needed to promote a more complete understanding of vehicle/track dynamics and wheel/rail interaction. NOTE: Seminar attendance is not required to attend the “Principles” course.

For more information on attending or sponsoring Wheel/Rail Interaction ’08, call Brandon Koenig at 847-808-1818, send an email to or log onto the seminar Web site at

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