Introduction to Railroading


Objectives: To provide a basic understanding of “The Railroad” with an overview through such subjects as: history, locomotives, cars, peripheral equipment, passenger services, engineering, law, accounting, administration, organization and operations.

Audience: Anyone interested in gaining a basic understanding of “The Railroad” as an organization.

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Lesson IDLesson Title
LSRRNN1Introduction: Railroad Technology and A Hypothetical Railroad
LSRRNN2The Track: Alignment and Structure
LSRRNN3The Locomotive
LSRRNN4The Railroad Car and The Train
LSRRNN5Signals and Communication and Railroad Operation
LSRRNN6Car Types, Car Ownership and Distribution, Terminal Operations, Classification and Blocking
LSRRNN7Line-Haul Operations, Unit-Train Operations, Intermodal Traffic, Special Freight and Package Services and Rail Passenger Services
LSRRNN8The Railroad Organization, Administration, Law, Accounting, Labor Relations, Business Development and Marketing, and Operations
LSRRNN9Transportation, Engineering and Mechanical Departments

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