2015 Field Trip Registration Opens in Early 2015

Plan to attend from the 31st of May through the 3rd of June in the Birmingham, Alabama area

2015 Field Trip

May 31- June 3 2015

Registration RTA Field Trip 

Click here if you prefer to download the form and send in with your payment.

Hotel  RTA's room block expires May 6th


 An RTA First! 2014's field trip was in conjunction with the RailTEC Tie Symposium at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. This year the Field Trip was open to both RTA members and non-members to allow for more railroad participation in the RTA portion of the event. See the agenda for some remarkable stops we made. This was an exciting and informative Field Trip!

See the recap in Crossties magazine

See the article in Railway Age

Click here to watch video of some of the highlights of the trip

Photos from the 2014 RTA Field Trip in and around Chicago: Photos by Jim Gauntt. Top photo of the group at Koppers Stickney Plant on day 1. Bottom photos left to right: Day 1 visit to the CN Kirk Yard Day 2 visit to River City Hardwoods, Day 3 visit to the FRA sponsored track loading system at the University of Illinois.

Field Trip Group

CN Kirk YardRiver City HardwoodsUI Track Loading System