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24th ANNUAL WHEEL RAIL INTERACTION CONFERENCE

2016 Heavy Haul Sessions Speakers:

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Brad Kerchof
Brad Kerchof

Director Research
& Tests

Norfolk Southern Railway

Effects of Superelevation and Speed on Vehicle Curving
Mike Roney

Consultant

Iron Moustache

New High-Speed Adjustable Perturbation Slab Track
Brad Hopkins
Brad Hopkins

Project Engineer, Condition Monitoring

Amsted Rail

Wheel Health Monitoring Using Onboard Sensors: Slid Flat Detection and Profile Wear Estimation
Don Eadie

President

Don Eadie Consulting

Rail Integrity: What Really Matters, and What Can Be Done About It
Ali Tajaddini

Program Manager in Office of Research & Development

FRA

New High-Speed Adjustable Perturbation Slab Track
Bob Tuzik

Holland LP
Moderator

SESSION: PANEL DISCUSSION
Rail Integrity

Rail Integrity has a direct impact on safety, operations, maintenance, planning and overall economics. A panel of experts will look at several aspects of maintaining rail integrity in the field: Rail production, hardness and cleanliness; rail testing and defect monitoring, the effects of temperature; and wear measurement and rail wear limits.

Panelist
Mike Roney

Consultant 

 Iron Moustache


Panelist
Brad Spencer

Director TAPS

CSX

Panelist
George Fowler

Specialist/Senior Investigator, Roadbed/Tracks/Sig/Rail

TSB of Canada

2016 Heavy Haul Seminar Speakers - Day 2:


George Fowler

Specialist/Senior Investigator, Roadbed/Tracks/Sig/Rail

Transportation Safety Board of Canada

Rail Integrity: What Really Matters, and What Can Be Done About It
Dan Hampton

Manager Contract Services II

CSX

Kevin Burton

Director, Specialty Grinding & International Fleet Operations

Loram Maintenance of Way

Joint Grinding Operations – Application of a Gradual Preventative Strategy to Specialty Grinding Operations
Raphael Marotta

MRS Logistica S.A.

Lucas Valente

MRS Logistica S.A.

Harmonic Vehicle/Track Interaction: Using Simulation Tools to Increase Train Speeds and Safety Assurance
Eric Magel

Principal Engineer, Rolling Contact Fatigue

National Research Council of Canada

Monitoring and Managing RCF and Rail Surface Conditions
Richard Stock

Ph.D., Rail Technology Manager

L.B. Foster Company

Switch Life Improvement Through Application of Friction Modifiers
Cameron Lonsdale

Senior Vice President – Sales

Standard Steel

Role of Ladle Refining and Vacuum Degassing in Railroad Wheel Steel Cleanliness
Matthew Dick

Director, Business Development

Ensco

Comparison of Predicted and Actual Rail Temperature
Dan Voelkerding

Track Standards Engineer

Canadian National Railroad

Computer Modeling for Low-Impact Frog Design
Brad Kerchof

Director Research
& Tests

Norfolk Southern

Development and Validation of Switch Point Inspection Gauges