2018 Crosstie Grading Seminar

 in the Galesburg, IL Area


2018 Tie Grading Seminar 

2018 Photos

The 2019 Tie Grading Seminar will take place August 3-6 at the AmeriTies Plant in Hope Arkansas

Registration will open in the spring of 2019

The 2018 Tie Grading Seminar took place on July 30-August 2, 2018
in the Galesburg, Illinois area.

Congratulations to our 2018 Tie Grading Amazon gift card winners: 

        Reduced Speed Grading Test                           Big Block Species ID                                  Tie Grading Derby
        Eric Baughman, Stella-Jones                     Sean Woody, Norfolk Southern                  Johnny Allison, Koppers



In order to take advantage of the RTA room block rate, all registrants must submit a housing form to RTA. 
The housing form and Tie Grading Seminar registration are separate forms. Please submit both forms.


Interactive PDF Registration 
Housing Form 
Hotel Information 
2017 Seminar Recap 



July 30 - Welcome reception at the hotel 
July 31- First full day of instruction including Overview, Engineering Principles, Wood ID, and Anatomy
August 1- Wood ID, Defects, Grading Video and Quiz, plus first visit to Koppers plant in Galesburg
August 2- Wood ID Test, Insects, Fungi, Drying, Treating Demo, Procurement, Plant Tour, and final Grading Derby. 

This seminar is three full days of instruction. Click on the links to see the tie grading announcement and detailed agenda, and printable registration form that outlines the course topics.

Check out the video to see a sample of what will be covered in this educational seminar!

RTA Tie Grading Seminar on Wood Identification Module 2 from Railway Tie Association on Vimeo.