Saturday, March 24, 2007

TTCI Continues to "Reduce the Stress-State"

The recent TTCI Open House in Pueblo, Colorado that was held March 13th and 14th, continued the theme of how engineering solutions involving both track and rolling stock can make the lives of professional railroaders better.

This attitude must be hitting a resonance with many railroaders and suppliers alike. Attendance in 2007 reached an all-time high. Now that AREMA does not hold a Technical Conference in March of each year, the TTCI has taken that time to create and hold a most worthwhile Open House during that vacated time period. Now, other meetings are being held in conjunction with the Open House.

Another great thing about this year's event was the wonderful weather. Past attendees can attest to the unpredictable nature of March weather on the High Plains of Colorado. At least twice during the past eight to ten years, the walk of the FAST High Tonnage Loop was met by sub-zero wind chills. This year, inspectors could look over their shoulder and clearly see Pikes Peak in the distance!

Do yourself a favor in '08, check out the TTCI website in a few months and register for the next TTCI Open House.

Previously: TTCI Is Changing the Railroad Engineering Paradigm


At 2:18 PM, March 29, 2007, Anonymous Kathi Kube said...

I have to agree. This year was the first time I attended, and I found it to be most enjoyable and very, very informative. I'd like to get some of your other impressions sometime, Rip.


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