43rd Annual MARTS Technical Conference Chicago

MONDAY September 18, 2006

10:15 a.m. AAR’s Advanced Technology Safety Initiative

Introduction by Michael S. O’Donnell, 3rd Vice President, MARTS

Patrick Ameen, Moderator, Assistant Vice President Technical Services, AAR

ATSI & EHMS Steering Committee

Lisa Stabler, Assistant Vice President Quality & Reliability Engineering, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company & ATSI/EHMS SC Chairman

Presentation by Ms. Stabler


R. B. Wiley, Principal Investigator Engineering Services, Transportation Technology Center, Inc.

Presentation by Mr. Wiley

Equipment Health Management Systems (EHMS) & UMLER® Redesign

Alan McDonald, Director Equipment Data Systems, Railinc Corporation

Presentation by Mr. McDonald

2:00 p.m. Railroad Security: Department of Homeland Security Infrastructure Partnerships

& Information Sharing Initiatives

Introduction By: W. Gary Griffiths, MARTS Board of Directors

Dennis H. Delk, Senior Infrastructure Analyst/Threat Coordinator-Rail Sector, U.S. Department of Homeland Security HQ

Presentation by Mr. Delk

3:00 p.m. Railway Wheel Manufacturers Engineering Committee

Introduction By: Shannon Berge, MARTS Board of Directors

Moderator: Richard Sullivan, Chairman, RWMEC

2005 AAR Car Repair Billing Wheel Removal Analysis

Richard G. Sullivan, Chairman, RWMEC


Panel Discussion & Series of Papers: Freight Car Wheels & Roller Bearings

Introductions by Richard Sullivan


Current Important Wheel and Axle Issues

Cameron Lonsdale, Standard Steel, LLC

Matt Erickson, Griffin Wheel Company


Fuel Efficient Bearing Systems

Dave Shannon, Amsted Rail/Brenco

John Makinson, Rail Sciences Inc


Opportunities for Improving Roller bearing Performance

David Toth, The Timken Company

Presentation by Mr.Toth


TUESDAY September 19, 2006

8:30 a.m. Equipment Performance Monitoring & Technology Driven Train Inspection

Patrick Ameen, President MARTS; Assistant Vice President Technical Services,

Association of American Railroads

Presentation by Mr. Ameen

James Lundgren, Assistant Vice President Business Products, Training & Business Services, Transportation Technology Center, Inc.

Presentation by Mr. Lundgren

10:00 a.m. Protective Coatings Committee

Introduction by: Randall Thomure, MARTS Board of Directors

Al Glueckert, P.E., MARTS Board of Directors

Department of Transportation Lining Inspection Intervals – Owner Responsibilities

Maria Betti – Moderator

Speaker: Thomas Phemister, Hazardous Material Specialist, US Department of Transportation

Speaker: Ed Naylor, Akzo Nobel

Speaker: James Molnar, Union Tank Car Company


Sulfur Coating Test Method (NACE)

Speaker: Bill Hannemann, Carboline Transportation Group

Speaker: Larry Hopper, Potash Corporation

Speaker: James Molnar, Union Tank Car Company, Author only

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WEDNESDAY September 20, 2006

8:30 a.m. Tank Car Quality

Introduction by: Bill Groos, MARTS Board of Directors

Speaker: Ray Morgan, Director Quality Assurance North America, GATX Rail

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