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Program Description

A stand-alone module of our established and highly respected Railway Management Certificate Program, this five-day program covers the strategy and management of railway operations for both freight and passenger railways. We combine classroom presentation of concepts with discussions led by rail industry subject matter experts, with site visits to see these topics in context. Railway Operations brings together many aspects of the complex railway ecosystem.

 

Outline

MONDAY
Chicago, operations models, capacity

TUESDAY
Field visits

WEDNESDAY
CREATE and CTCO visit, Non-US Operations, Amtrak

THURSDAY
Railcars, Locomotives and Leasing, decision-making and analyst viewpoint

FRIDAY
Rail growth discussion and Wrap-Up

For a copy of the latest schedule please email: littlen@msu.edu

SITE VISIT INFORMATION
Regional/short line railroad, major rail customer loading facilities, economic development sites (subject to availability.)

 

Key Learning Objectives

By the end of the program, participants will:

  • Better understand the importance of Chicago to today’s complex rail network and learn how traffic flow is managed
  • Learn about different operating models and practices, for dedicated and mixed traffic applications
  • Examine dispatch/control centers and communications
  • Visit passenger and freight operating venues in Chicago
  • Understand major freight customer requirements and operations integration
  • Learn about locomotive and railcar availability, maintenance, and design implications for managers
  • Improve understanding of lease vs. buy options
  • Learn how better decision-making improves performance
  • Hear first-hand from a Wall Street analyst about the current state of the freight rail industry.

 

Who Should Attend?

  • Railroad superintendents, trainmasters, and middle managers from engineering and support functions with capacity to perform at higher levels
  • Managers/leaders requiring learning opportunity beyond their experience who have had limited railway operations experience
  • Shippers needing to learn about the business of railroading to build better relationships to improve performance
  • Suppliers to the rail industry wishing to learn about the business of railroading to improve communication and understanding
  • Staff of rail agencies, regulators, policy bodies, and state/local government.

 

Additional Information

$5,000 – full tuition

Price includes instructional materials and site visits, faculty and staff support, overnight rooms, and daily breakfast and lunch. 

Transportation to and from the program, and dinner most nights are not included.

Discounts available for multiple participants from the same company.

To utilize the best in adult learning practices, class size will be limited to twenty-five students. 

For more information visit www.raileducation.com.

 

Applies Towards the Following Series

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Offering Title
Railway Operations
Type
In Person
Days
M, T, W, Th
Time
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Dates
Oct 24, 2022 to Oct 27, 2022
Type
In Person
Days
F
Time
8:00AM to 11:30AM
Dates
Oct 28, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
35.5
Location
Delivery Options
Program Fee(s)
Price non-credit $5,000.00
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Oct 09, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Oct 09, 2022
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