Railroad Training Services Currently offers the following courses taught by our Qualified Training Staff at your location:


Railyard & Industrial Switching Operations

 

Our "Railyard & Industrial Switching Operations" course can be taught to both railroad operating personnel & rail personnel in an industrial application, such as refineries, steel mills, remediation sites, etc, and includes classroom and “On the Job Training” (OJT) for Railyard personnel and their supervision staff, who are responsible for performing actual railcar Movements.  A typical Railyard & Industrial Switching Operations training course consists of one 8-12 hour session in a classroom environment, with three 8-12 hour sessions of "OJT" utilizing the clients rail equipment.  This training is intended to qualify the rail employees for the safe and compliant operation of client-operated rail equipment and their associated rail system.  This training curriculum can be custom tailored to fit your location and rail operations, whether it is the occasional movement of a small number of cars around a small work site, or a large number of cars around an industry or railyard.  Course consists of PowerPoint Presentations, Video & Open dialogue discussion with personnel.  This course can be combined with "Locomotive Engineer" course below.   Maximum of 15 students per class session.


Locomotive Engineer

 

Our "Locomotive Engineer" course can be taught to both railroad operating personnel & rail personnel in an industrial application, such as refineries, steel mills, remediation sites, etc, and includes classroom and “On the Job Training” (OJT) for Railyard personnel and their supervision staff, who are responsible for performing actual railcar Movements with a locomotive.  Our Instructors are familiar with EMD, GE & Alco Diesel Electric locomotives of all sizes, and types.  A typical Locomotive Engineers training course consists of two 8-12 hour session in a classroom environment, with three 8-12 hour sessions of "OJT" utilizing the clients rail equipment, however, the time needed is variable upon many factors, such as type of locomotive, operating environments, etc.  This training is intended to qualify the rail employees for the safe and compliant operation of client-owned and leased locomotives on their associated rail system only.  Training course outlines the locomotive startup, inspection & shutdown process, diesel electric propulsion, "dynamic braking" if equipped, and air brake operation.  This training curriculum can be custom tailored to fit your location and rail operations, whether it is the occasional movement of a small number of cars around a small work site, a large number of cars around an industry or railyard, or out on the mainline going from location to location.  Course consists of PowerPoint Presentations, Video & Open dialogue discussion with personnel.  This course can be combined with "Railyard & Industrial Switching" course above.  Maximum of 10 students per class session.

Railyard & General Rail Shop Safety

Our "Railyard & General Rail Shop Safety" course is geared toward any railyard & shop facility and any industrial facility that has rail operations on their property.  Instruction typically takes approximately 6-8 hours of classroom and "OJT" and can be combined with any other on-site course.  Classroom instruction consists of PowerPoint Presentations, Video & Open dialogue discussion, as well as a tour of the facilities with the affected employees, outlining the potential hazards associated with their work environments and ways to protect themselves while working in these environments, such as rail equipment awareness, identification of rail equipment, personal protective equipment (PPE), etc.  Key elements of this program are integrated in the "Railyard & Industrial Switching Operations" course.  This course, as a stand alone session, is a recommended addition to our "Railyard & Industrial Switching Operations" for employees that will work in and around the rail operations, but not necessarily working with the rail equipment itself, such as plant operators, maintenance personnel, personnel supervisors, etc.  Maximum of 24 students per class session.

General Code of Operating Rules

Our "General Code of Operating Rules" course takes approximately 60 hours (5 days @ 12 hours) of classroom instruction with a written exam given upon completion.  It is no secret around the railroad that the "GCOR", as it is usually referred to, is an intense part of any new hire or requalification training program. 

 

Our experienced Instructors break the GCOR down rule by rule and explain it in simple terms that each student can better understand utilizing Video, Illustrations and Open Discussion Dialogue with a practice exam between each section. 

Maximum of 10 students per class session.

 

 


Railroad Hazardous Materials

 


Trainyard Air Test & Inspection

 

 

Single Car Air Test

 

 

Roadway Worker Protection

 

 

Track Inspection