Welcome to RTSA

Your Source for Railcar Knowledge & Expertise 

The Railcar Technical Services Association (RTSA) is the railroad mechanical freight car professional’s premier resource for new concepts, training, and opportunities for interaction with your industry peers.

Join us at the RSI Conference in Indianapolis in October (1st thru the 4th) where we will present the following topics.

 1. Castings 101

 2.  AAR Rules Panel

 3. Wayside Data-Trending (Layers of Defense:  Bearing Detections)

 4. Regulatory Update from AAR

 5. MxV Rail Update

 6. Telemetry/GPS Tech

 7. Association of Material and Protection Performance (Coatings) 

Panel Discussion: Decontamination Prior to Coating: Best Practices to Maximize Performance

 8. State of the Rail Coatings Industry –

 “ Preserving Institutional Knowledge: Reviewing Applicable NACE/AMPP/AAR Standards and PCC Presentations”



The annual RTSA Railcar Education Conference will be held as a part of the 2023 RSI Rail Expo & Technical Training in downtown Indianapolis on October 1 thru 4 at the Indiana Convention Center, 2023.  

Our Mission

In recent years, the Railcar Technical Services Association (formerly MARTS) has evolved rapidly and is presently the only nonprofit professional association dedicated to the freight car repair professional. RTSA is dedicated to its mission to provide a value added forum for sharing railcar customer maintenance needs through new technology, practical experience and best practices with the purpose to improve profitable industry share.

We have archived via video and still presentations of our previous conference training sessions. You can view these outstanding educational presentations under the Archive tab or click on the above paragraph title.