About


History
In 1995, Tom Howie, a career railroader, left to pursue the opportunity to develop software tools for the rail industry. As he developed these tools, he began consulting with other businesses, and quickly became a source of knowledge in the field. RTC was incorporated in 1997 as a leading consultation firm for the rail industry, and continues – to this day – to provide training and solutions for operations nationwide.

Who We Are
Rail Training & Consulting, Inc (RTC) is your railroad’s “one-stop rail shop.” Our professional training, documentation and compliance with regulatory standards result in reduced accident rates, non-compliance penalties, and equipment replacement due to human factor incidents. RTC specializes in increasing safety and productivity of your rail operation. The RTC team is fluent in practical rail operations and has extensive rail management experience, and produces proven and measurable results. RTC believes in developing partnerships with our clients in order to develop a safe, efficient and regulation-compliant railroad operation.

RTC’s standard Rail Safety and Operating Procedures manual includes the following training:

• General Rail Safety
• On and About Track/Equipment Safety
• Roadway Worker Protection
• Communication and Signals
• Motive Power/Equipment Operation
• Company Specific Instructions