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October 25, 2022

R. J. Corman Hosts Key AARS Training

On Thursday and Friday last week, 42 railroaders participated in an American Association of Railroad Superintendents (AARS) training hosted by our company. It was two days full of highly technical training in Train Accident Prevention and Investigation.

Since 1881, the American Association of Railroad Superintendents has served as networking, education, and development group for railroad operations leadership and management of Class I, regional and short lines, and passenger railroads in North America. 

Railroaders from different parts of the country, as well as Canada and Mexico, hail from an array of railroad companies, ranging from Class I and regionals to short lines and transit railroads. The sessions were led by experienced railroaders Bruce Rose and Jimmy Grupposo and included topics such as recording track geometry, identifying point of derailment (PD), situational awareness, rail rollover, and more.

The hands-on training portion took place at the R. J. Corman Central Kentucky Lines' Lexington Yard. It included an engineering section with track notes & turnout inspection training and a mechanical portion with detailed instructions on car inspection.

For more information about the AARS, please visit their website: American Association of Railroad Superintendents