Welcome to the 2023 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. It is scheduled on June 7 - between the Rail Transit Seminar (held on June 6) and the Heavy Haul Seminar (held June 8-9.)

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.

Your registration includes:

  • Continental Breakfast
  • Access to morning presentations and activities
  • Mid-morning Coffee and Refreshment Break
  • Full Luncheon served in the ExpoZone
  • Access to afternoon presentations and activities
  • Afternoon Coffee and Refreshment Break
  • Exclusive Presentation Download Page access following event

Attendees are also eligible to receive:

  • Continuing education/professional development credits

WRI 2023 Discount Programs

Wheel Rail Seminars is offering several discount programs for the events this year. All attendees registering for more than one event automatically qualify for our Multi-Event Discounts. Our Special Employee Discount is an exciting program created exclusively for direct employees of railroads and transits.

NOTE: Attendance at Rail Transit or Heavy Haul seminars is NOT required to register for the Principles Course.

The Wheel Rail Interaction Conference offers one of the best educational, networking and professional development values in the industry. Since 1994 we have hosted speakers and attendees from around the globe, bringing focus and understanding to the critical area of wheel/rail interaction.