Railroad Engineering Courses

Railroad engineering courses from the UW–Madison Engineering Professional Development cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • Track structure, subgrade and drainage, ballast, ties, and rails
  • Railway location and operation
  • Railroad construction project management
  • Track systems engineering and design
  • Track maintenance
  • Highway-rail grade crossing
  • Rail transit—light rail, rapid transit, and commuter rail
  • Railroad bridges
  • Yards, terminals, and intermodal facilities

The UW-Madison offers 8 to 12 short courses per year in the above topics, in locations throughout the United States, and on-site as requested.

On-site Courses

EPD can deliver courses at your site or tailor our programs to meet your needs. Learn more.

Who Will Benefit From Our Courses

  • Railroad professionals from Class 1, 2, and 3 railroads
  • Federal, state, and local railroad professionals
  • Engineering and railroad consultants
  • Engineering and railroad contractors
  • Railroad managers and superintendents
  • Track supervisors
  • Maintenance personnel, inspectors, and technicians

What Attendees Say About Our Courses

“For a new railroad administrator this course was invaluable to bring the many engineering, RR and public concerns into focus. The conflicting issues faced as a PM will be easier to balance as a result.”

James Weatherhead, Project Manager, Minnesota DOT Rail Administration, St. Paul, MN

“Excellent course, material and presentation provided a great insight into the application of safety to railroad crossings.”

Joseph Traum, Signal Engineer, Gannett Fleming Transit and Rail, Philadelphia, PA

“Very good course. I particularly liked the discussion and workshop environment.”

Ilario Scarcia II, Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton, Newark, NJ

More Information

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