2024 Summer Field Trip
Registration Is Now Open!
June 10–13, 2024
Hampton Inn Calera
(Click the link above to make your hotel reservation)
Birmingham, Alabama

2024 Field Trip Registration & Sponsorships
As a reminder, RTA Field Trip registrants must bring their own full PPE: hardhat, safety glasses,
ear protection, long sleeves and pants, and safety toe shoes.

2024 Agenda*

Field Trip Photography Sponsor: North American Tie & Timber
Friends of RTA Sponsor: American Wood Technology LLC

Monday June 10, 2024
5:00 pm   SMP Committee Meeting (Open to all RTA members)
5:30 pm   Welcome Reception at the Host Hotel, Sponsored by Brewco
               Program by Alabama Forestry Association

Tuesday June 11, 2024          
Bus Provided & Sponsored by Viance LLC
7:00 am  Breakfast at hotel
8:00 am  Depart hotel for CSX/TDSI Stop

8:45 am  Tour CSX Railroad Stop (full PPE required)  
10:45 am Depart to Topgolf
11:00 pLunch at Top Golf Sponsored by Taylor Machine Works
1:00 pm Depart for North Birmingham
1:30 pm  Tour VAE Nortrak facility 
4:30 pm  Return to hotel
5:30 pm  Evening Reception at Sage Bar & GrillSponsored by Koppers
               Program by Progress Rail

Wednesday June 12, 2024
Bus Provided & Sponsored by Missouri Tie & Timber
7:00 am  Breakfast at hotel 
7:30 am  Depart for Montevallo, Alabama
8:00 am  Tour Stella-Jones Montevallo Plant (full PPE required) 
10:00 am Tour Wilton Wood Products Sawmill
11:00 pm  Lunch at Wilton Wood Products Sawmill Sponsored by Stella-Jones
12:30 pm Depart for Calera, Alabama 
1:00 pm  Tour Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum Sponsored by Progress Rail - A Caterpillar Company
2:00 pm  Depart for Networking Event at Cahaba Brewing Co.
3:00 pm  Tour Cahaba Brewing Co. Sponsored By Wheeler Lumber
5:00 pm  Reception at Timberline Golf Club, Sponsored by Stella-Jones

Thursday June 13, 2024 
Depart at your leisure

*Subject to Updates                                                                    

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See the article in Railway Age
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