Welcome to RTSA, Formerly MARTS

If you’re looking for the Mechanical Association Railcar Technical Services (MARTS) you are in the right place.

A Tribute to John Robertson

On September 22, 2019, longtime Secretary / Treasurer of the Railcar Technical Services Association (RTSA), John Robertson passed away in Minneapolis during Railway Interchange while participating in his 50th year of active service in the rail industry

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

Within these pages we will tell you about our non-profit organization and its activities, our 112 year history and our exciting future.

The annual RTSA Railcar Education Conference will be held as a part of the 2022 RSI Conference: Education & Expo in downtown Fort Worth, September 13-15, 2022.  

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.