Joint Rail Conference – Apr. 18-21, 2018
Engineer’s Day 2018 – Feb. 24, 2018
This years attractions included:
- National Model Railroad Association: N-Scale Model Train Layout
- Lego Train Layout
- Operation Lifesaver
- UK Railroad Research
Official Website: http://www.engr.uky.edu/eday/
The University of Kentucky presented “Engineers Day” to the local community on Feb. 24, 2018. E-Day brings together the college and community to present research, student clubs, and local engineering firms. RailCats was proud to sponsor multiple booths in the Rail Lab. Presenters included The National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) which presented a professional model train layout, Operation Lifesaver who had a display promoting railroad safety, and displays from Michael Rehorn and James and Luke Chapman of Lego trains and an n-scale train set. Travis Watts and Ethan Russell also showcased some of the research that UK is doing regarding rail.
Spring 2018 Semester Meeting #1 – Feb. 21, 2018
Where: OHR 057
When: 12pm (right after CE 533)
Transportation Research Board (TRB) Conference – Jan. 5-10, 2018
RailCats Ethan Russell (far left) and Travis Watts (left) presented a research poster with Professor Jerry G. Rose (far right) and David Clarke (right).
Bluegrass Railway Museum – Dec. 1, 2017
RailCats got the opportunity to explore a local railroad museum where they got to partake in a safety training, the coupling and uncoupling of cars to make up a train, and also a brake test. RailCats members also got the chance to actually operate a locomotive, including the acceleration and braking operations.
Norfolk Southern Rail Yard – Oct. 20, 2017
Fall 2017 Semester Meeting #1 – Sept. 29, 2017
Where: OHR 112
2017 AREMA Annual Conference – Sept. 17-20, 2017
Two RailCats members (Ethan Russell & Travis Watts) pictured served as part of the conference operating committee.
AREMA Committee 1 Meeting – Aug. 13-16, 2017