Principles Course Sessions Speaker:


Gary Wolf

Gary P. Wolf

Wolf Railway Consulting, LLC

Biography: Gary has 46 year experience in the rail industry, including 17 years at Southern/Norfolk Southern Railway, 26 years as consultant and owner of Rail Sciences, and the last 3 years in Private Practice. Since 1975, Gary has focused on the analysis and prevention of derailments, and matters involving the wheel/rail interface. He has investigated over 4000 derailments worldwide and trained over 5000 railway professionals in the techniques of derailment investigation, track inspection, and vehicle inspection. In addition, Gary also practices in the areas of train operations and train dynamics, vehicle dynamics, and track maintenance and assessment.

Gary is one of the principal authors for the International Heavy Haul Association’s Handbook for managing wheel/rail interaction in the heavy haul environment. In addition he has presented over 100 technical papers dealing with vehicle dynamics, wheel rail interaction, and derailment investigation. Gary has been a frequent contributor to the WRI annual seminar for the past 22 years.

Gary has a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Ohio University and a Master’s of Science from Georgia Tech in Industrial Management.