We presented the first Wheel/Rail Interaction Seminar in 1994. It was based on a simple idea: to create a forum for track and mechanical professionals to meet, exchange ideas, and share their experiences in the critical area of the wheel/rail interface. This unique seminar has grown into the longest-running WRI conference where you can learn from the best in the business, network with other industry pros and stay ahead of the technology curve.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the "Principles" Course?

Designed for both Rail Transit and Heavy Haul seminar attendees, the "Principles of Wheel/Rail Interaction" Course is an intensive, full-day course providing in-depth examination of the primary aspects of wheel/rail and vehicle/track interaction.

Drawing from both theory and practical application, the course covers many important issues related to wheel/rail interaction. Past Courses have explored wheel truing strategy, rail metallurgy, ultrasonic testing, thermal rail stresses and much more. The course is designed to promote a more complete understanding of vehicle/track dynamics and wheel/rail interaction. Seminar attendance is not required to attend the course.

Whether you are a novice railroader or an industry veteran, the "Principles of Wheel/Rail Interaction" course will provide a valuable cross-disciplinary perspective on the fundamental aspects of this dynamic area of railroading.

Continuing Education / Professional Development Credit is available on request.

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Who should attend the Conference?

The Wheel/Rail Interaction Conference is truly multi-disciplinary, featuring three individual events (the Rail Transit seminar, the Principles Course and the Heavy Haul seminar) held back-to-back at the Hotel.

Many facets of wheel/rail interaction are explored. Professionals from a variety of related fields, from front-line supervisors to top-level managers, will benefit from attending. Each event offers a wealth of valuable insight, face-to-face interaction and exploration of the cutting-edge technologies. You won't find this unique combination of in-depth content and networking opportunity anywhere else.

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What is included in my registration fee?

Each unique event is priced individually or as a Discounted Multi-Event (i.e. Principles Course combined with the Heavy Haul seminar). Your registration fee includes all sessions for that particular event and a complete library of presentations available for download following the event. In addition, all social and networking opportunities are included in each event's registration fee. There is no shortage of good food, company and conversation.

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What sponsorship opportunities are available?

Several sponsorship packages are available or we can create a custom sponsorship package tailored to fit your company's needs and goals.

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How do I register and pay for the conference?

ONLINE Registration: Click here or on the "Registration" link in the menu bar at the top of this page and complete the on-line registration form. You will be able to securely enter your credit card information and Wheel Rail Seminars will confirm your registration via email.

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How do I reserve my hotel room?

ONLINE Reservation: Click here or on the “Hotel” link at the top of this page and complete the on-line reservation form. You will be able to reserve your hotel room and securely enter your credit card information to guarantee your reservation. The Hotel will confirm your reservation.

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Are attendees eligible for C.E. / P.D. Credits?

Yes. Please request a sign up sheet at the registration desk when checking in.

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