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1901 to 2014*****113 Years Service to Freight Car Maintenance Professionals
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MARTS is the only non-profit organization dedicated to continuing education of the railcar mechanical professional.
In recent years, MARTS has evolved rapidly and is presently the only non-profit organization of it's kind dedicated to the freight car repair professional.
Our Organization is presently dedicated to its Mission to provide a value added forum for sharing railcar customer maintenance needs through new technology, practical experience and best practices with the purpose to improve profitable industry share.
The Objective of MARTS, which until 1999 was known as the Car Department Officers Association, is to bring together individuals interested in freight car maintenance matters, for the advancement of knowledge pertaining to safe, economical operation of rail and transit cars; and to exchange ideas, discuss problems, promote uniformity and generally effect safety and economics in rail car construction, maintenance and operation; and also make constructive recommendations to the association of American Railroads.
The Mechanical Association Railcar
Technical Services original parent organization was founded in 1901 as
the Chief Interchange Car Inspectors’ and Car Foremen’s Association. the
scope of activities broadened through the years and in 1926 the name
changed to Railway Car Department Officers’ Association. In 1928 it
merged with The Southwest Master Car Builders’ and Supervisors’
Association and adopted this name, but eliminate the word “Southwest”.
In accordance with the wishes of the AAR Mechanical Department Officers’
For a listing of our past conferences, location of conferences and past presidents, click here.
More information via mail or phone can be obtained regarding the Mechanical Association Railcar Technical Services (MARTS) by contacting John Robertson, Secretary /treasurer, 2146 Windsor Ave. S.W., Roanoke, Virginia 24015. Phone 540-343-8991, Fax 540-343-2410, or E-mail at email@example.com . Copyright 2013 by Mechanical Association Railcar Technical Services. last revision 12/8/2013. For further information via e-mail regarding the Mechanical Association Railcar Technical Services (MARTS) Web site, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org . Web design by Virginia Rail Solutions., LLC, Roanoke, VA.