To all our stakeholders, The Canadian Heartland Training Railway Services (CHTRS) is committed to our continued relationship as a trusted rail training and safety management partner. Given the present pandemic situation, some clients have requested that we defer instructor-led training scheduled at customer locations, or in classroom settings. In the interests of the health
The CHTRS is postponing the Safety Management System Self-Audit Training course originally scheduled for April 7 and 8, 2020 due the situation with COVID19. We will post the dates when we are able to reschedule the course. In the meantime stay safe!
Next week is Railway Safety week in Canada and the US. We should all be familiar with Operation Lifesaver and their hard work at keeping the public and railway workers aware of the dangers around our railways. This year a Railway Safety poster has been printed with Operation Lifesaver and CN. A copy of the
This month features Railway Safety Week across Canada and the USA. Canadian Heartland Training Railway and their partners are advocates of safe railroading and work effortlessly to ensure their training and rail services are focused on safe and productive railroads. Operation Lifesave works on several fronts to ensure that the public continues to be informed
CHTRS is once again delivering courses in our nation’s capital as part of the Railway Association of Canada (RAC) efforts to deliver education and training to individuals who are new to the industry or involved in some capacity with the railway industry. "We’ve been delivering Rail Ops Live together with the RAC and Industry Representatives for 8 years
Interview with Blair Irwin, President of Cariboo Rail We recently had a conversation with Blair Irwin, President of Cariboo Central Railroad Contracting. Cariboo Rail was incorporated in 2003 on the principals of qualify, safety and good honest hard work. Here are some comments from our talk. When did you get started in the Railroad business?
Alberta Heritage Railway Roundhouses A “Roundhouse” is a term used to describe a steam-era locomotive servicing facility - built in a semi-circular form – that featured a common lead and turntable to allow access to the individual “stalls” where locomotives were serviced and repaired. Constructed at important terminals and switching yards, many of the roundhouses
Safety for an organization begins with a commitment to creating a Safety Culture at every level of the organization. Last year we had the pleasure of hearing from Fred Shusterich, President of Midwest Energy Resources, at the Industrial Railway Safety Conference on his company’s success at building a safety culture at every level of the
Snow and Ice removal requires a Winter Plan This winter we have been dropped into a cold snap that has been accompanied by a consistent snowfall. When prolonged period of minus zero occur we often have to deal with ice build up on the rails. Ice and snow compacted into switches, frogs and crossing can
Fort Steele Railway Company. If you are visiting the East Kootenay and have an opportunity to ride the Historic Fort Steele Railway it is a terrific experience. You travel through the beautiful countryside on a 1923 steam train. The railway is situated in the Fort Steele Heritage Town 16 KM north of Cranbrook. Fort Steele