NCTA 2022 Operations & Maintenance Conference
NCTA 2022 O&M Conference Sponsors: Thank you!
NCTA Operations & Maintenance Conference
The NCTA O&M began as a group of private car users meeting in a hotel to discuss railcar issues they were experiencing. Through the years, it evolved into the NCTA O&M Committee of today. Its primary purpose remains to help members solve their railcar maintenance problems and provide necessary technical education.
The O&M consists of people that are interested in railcar operations and maintenance. It comprises suppliers, vendors, manufacturers, leasing companies, utility representatives, railcar maintenance contractors, and others. Some individuals primarily manage the maintenance of coal cars, while others address the maintenance of limestone, gypsum, ash, grain, soy, or other bulk commodities shipped via unit train.
The NCTA O&M Conference is an excellent opportunity to meet railcar owners and listen to their concerns as well as their successes. The members determine the speakers, technical papers presented, and discussion topics. Kevin Johnson, Coal and Rail Logistics Leader of Nebraska Public Power District and Program Chairman, with Kevin Koepke, Cathcart Rail, are creating a robust agenda. The traditional NCTA Railcar Owner’s discussion will take place on Monday morning, and the All Member Roundtable will commence Monday afternoon.
Moisture in Auxiliary Train Line – Causes, Effects, and Solutions
Onboard Wireless Monitoring System for Railroad Rolling Stock Components – Field Test Results and Review
|Tim Wacker||Iljin||Advancements in Rail Bearing Technology|
|David Nahass||Railroad Financial Corp||Rail Equipment and Rail Finance Market Update – Mid Year 2022|
|Jonathan Sunde||Strato||In-Train Energy Management|
|Karen Carriere||TTCI||TTCI Update on “Very Long Train Study” and AAR Initiatives|
|John Deppen||Amsted||Draft Gear Specifications Must Change to Meet New Demands|
|Amsted||Brake Issues that Impact Rail Transportation|
Patrick Whalen BNSF BNSF Brake Health Effectiveness
Jared Cassity SMART Very Long Coal Trains & the Effects on the National Railroad System
Contract Shop Repair Panel
June 6, 2022, Monday
9:00-11:30 am Railcar Owner Roundtable
11:30 am Lunch by individual arrangement
1:00-3:00 pm All NCTA Member Roundtable
5:30 pm Welcome Cocktail Reception
June 7, 2022, Tuesday
8:00 am General Session
12:00 pm Lunch by individual arrangement
1:30 pm General Session resumes
6:00 pm Reception
June 8, 2022, Wednesday
8:30 am General Session
11:30 am Conference Adjournment
12:00 pm NCTA Golf Tournament at Pointe Royale Golf Club
Registration is required for each in-person or virtual conference attendee. The Conference fee is $675 for members, $850 for Railroad, Non-Member Sponsors or Advertisers, and $1,200.00 for Non-Members. After May 13th at 5:00 PM CDT, an additional fee of $100 will be added for late registrants.
Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa, and Convention Center The NCTA Operations & Maintenance Committee will hold its annual conference on June 6-8, 2022, at Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa, and Convention Center.
24-hour indoor pool
24-hour Fitness Center
Crawdaddies Kids Club
Complimentary shuttle to Marina
Guest laundry room
Car charging station
Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa, and Convention Center $179.00++ per night Book my room. Please use the link to book your room to receive the NCTA negotiated rate. Room reservations must be made by the cut-off date of May 13, 2022.
The Pointe Golf Course is a true shot-maker course with lush bent grass greens, Bermuda grass surrounds, zoysia collars and chipping areas, twelve holes with water, crisp white sand traps, and tees for all levels of play. The Pointe Golf Course is a world-class golf experience.
The Pointe is regarded as the original championship golf course in the Branson area. They take great pride in maintaining the beautiful course; with the rolling fairways and mature trees, The course offers the perfect combination of beauty and challenge for all levels of players. A pizza party lunch will be provided and the beverage cart throughout the afternoon will be complimentary. A no-host prize party will follow the event, so start gathering your logo items to donate to the prize pool.
For this event, the cost per golfer is $189.00 and $25.00 for rental clubs.
- The closest airport is the Branson Airport (BKG), located about 25 minutes away but has limited flights.
- The Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF) is about an hour away from the resort but offers many more flights and carrier options.
- The Fayetteville/Bentonville, Arkansas (XNA) is about two hours away, and this airport is an option for those that want to enjoy the wider area.
Have you ever thought about participating in the Executive Committee? Nominations are now being accepted. You can nominate yourself or someone else. Please contact Justin Goertz, LCRA , Tim Armstrong, TVA, or Melinda Canter at firstname.lastname@example.org.