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Heavy Haul Sessions Speaker:


George Fowler

George Fowler
Specialist/Senior Investigator, Roadbed/Tracks/Sig/Rail
Transportation Safety Board of Canada

Biography: George Fowler is the Track & Infrastructure Engineer for the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. Located in Richmond Hill, Ontario, George provides railroad engineering accident investigation expertise for the TSB across Canada, through evaluation and analysis of track, structures and signal infrastructure performance.

George joined the TSB in 2002 after a 30 year career with Canadian National Railroad where he held various engineering positions in planning, inspection, production, construction and maintenance. With the TSB, he has been investigator in charge of a number of major accidents involving track infrastructure failure, wheel/rail interaction, track/train dynamics and human performance. He is responsible for defining and validating both engineering and operational safety issues and deficiencies.

George is a professional engineer with a BSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Alberta and is a member of AREMA.