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1901 to 2015*****114 Years Service to Freight Car Maintenance Professionals


Presidents Corner

Dear Freight Car Maintenance Professional 


The Mechanical Association Railcar Technical Services will hold our annual technical conference this year at the at the Minneapolis Convention Center on October 4 to October 7, 2015. As usual, our educational sessions are held in conjunction with other associations who operate as the Coordinated Committees of Mechanical Associations.


This year’s conference will be of or most exciting in quite a while with a full agenda of current issues critical to every railcar maintenance professional, presented by those among us who are on the leading edge of today’s technology and regulations. Many of you will have the opportunity to meet and share your thoughts with your associates from all segments of the rail car maintenance arena both from the United States and Canada. 


In addition to the outstanding presentations, leading industry vendors will provide indoor and outdoor exhibits and displays, which will contain examples of their latest technology and will be staffed with knowledgeable personnel who will answer all of your inquires regarding their products.  


Our Association exists to provide you, our members, with a solid knowledge and understanding of railcar maintenance. This continuing mission is only possible with your support through your membership and your participation in our annual technical conference.


If you would like to ask us a question regarding our organization, its mission or activities, please contact us by Email. We will answer you right away. Also, if you would like to review our 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008,, 2009,  2010, 2011, 2012 or 2013 conference presentations, click on the "Archive" selection at the top or bottom of this page and select the conference of your choice. 


As your President for the upcoming year of 2015, I would like to thank you for your continued participation and membership with the Mechanical Association Railcar Technical Services. We look forward to your continued membership.


Michael Reid

President, 2014 - 2016

Mechanical Association Railcar Technical Services 


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 j.w.robertson@cox.net .  Copyright 2013 by Mechanical Association Railcar Technical Services. last revision 1/5/2015. For further information via e-mail regarding the Mechanical Association Railcar Technical Services (MARTS) Web site, contact: j.w.robertson@cox.net . Web design by Virginia Rail Solutions., LLC, Roanoke, VA.