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Railway Interchange 2017: Online Registration Opens April 3

Every two years, the rail worlds meet at Railway Interchange, which includes technical presentations from the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) and the Coordinated Mechanical Associations (CMA). The event also features a products and services exhibition organized by the Railway Supply Institute (RSI), Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) and Railway Systems Suppliers Inc. (RSSI).

Slated to take place Sept. 17-20, Railway Interchange is the largest combined railway exhibition and technical conference in North America, organizers said. About 10,000 railroaders are expected to convene, compare notes and reconnect at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Prospective attendees can register online starting April 3. On the official website, attendees and exhibitors can also find hotel information, conference and exhibit hall schedules, and more.  

"This will be the fourth time that we will have the opportunity to bring our technical conference together with the exhibition provided by RSI, REMSA and RSSI," said AREMA Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Beth Caruso. "Our planning is underway, and our technical presentations and events are sure to please."

AREMA will offer more than 66 technical presentations this year. The CMA will host a variety of mechanical department technical and educational sessions, as well. CMA comprises the Air Brake Association Inc., the International Association of Railway Operating Officers Inc., the Locomotive Maintenance Officers Association, the League of Railway Industry Women and the Mechanical Association Railcar Technical Services.

Railway Interchange attendees also will have multiple opportunities to learn and engage outside the classroom settings.  More than 600 exhibitors are expected to be showcasing the latest technology, services and research by members and supporters of REMSA, RSSI and RSI. This year, the all-indoor exhibits will be in three contiguous halls.