25th ANNUAL WHEEL RAIL INTERACTION CONFERENCE

The Educational Railroading Conference Leader Since 1994

2019 Heavy Haul Sessions Speakers

Abstracts and Biographies
Ronald L. Batory

Federal Railroad Administration

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Joe Smak

Amtrak (retired)

Cleaner, Harder, Better Wearing Rail & Wheel Steels
Jon Jeambey

3pctruck Consulting, LLC

Vehicle Suspension Systems: Evolutionary Design
Rob Caldwell
Rob Caldwell

NRC, Canada

Rail & Wheel Profiles: The Nexus of Wheel/Rail Interaction
Don Eadie
Don Eadie

Eadie Consulting

Friction Management: Uncovering a Cornerstone of Vehicle/Track Interaction
Eric Magel
Eric Magel

National Research Council, Canada

Understanding Rolling Contact Fatigue: What Can be Done to Lower Risks?
Mike Roney
Mike Roney

Iron Moustache Consulting

Dan Hampton
Dan Hampton

CSX

Tracking the Evolution of Rail Grinding and Milling
Troy Elbert
Troy Elbert

Herzog Services, Inc.

Rail Flaw Detection / Surface Crack Measurement: Where Technology is Heading
Todd Snyder
Todd Snyder

Amsted Rail

Automated Vehicle and Track Inspection Systems: Technology and Analysis
Dave Davis
Dave Davis

Transportation Technology Center Inc.

Turnout Design: Wheel/Rail Contact, Kinematic Geometry and Maintenance
 
Gary Wolf
Gary Wolf

Wolf Railway Consulting, LLC

Brad Kerchof
Brad Kerchof

Norfolk Southern

Derailment Prevention: From Causes to Cures
 
Frank Moffitt
Frank Moffitt

BNSF

Michael Mischke
Michael Mischke

BNSF

Moving to Performance-Based Automated Track Inspection: The Benefits and Hurdles Ahead
Dave Peltz
Dave Peltz

GE Transportation, a WABTEC Company

Running Longer Trains More Productively and Less Destructively