2018 Operations and Maintenance Conference
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2018 Operations and Maintenance Conference

From June 11, 2018 until June 13, 2018

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2018 Operations and Maintenance Conference, June 11-13, 2018

Nashville, Tennessee

Marriott Hotel at Vanderbilt University


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 that it is today.  Its primary purpose is the same, to help members solve their railcar maintenance problems and to provide necessary technical educational.


The O&M consists of people that are interested in railcar operations and maintenance.  It is a group of suppliers, vendors, manufacturers, leasing companies, utility representatives, railcar maintenance contractors, and others.  Some individuals are primarily managing the maintenance on coal cars, while others are also managing the maintenance on limestone, gypsum, ash or any other cars related to the coal business.


The NCTA O&M Conference is an excellent opportunity to meet railcar owners and listen to their concerns as well as their successes.  The speakers, technical papers presented, and discussion topics are determined by the members.  This year, Kevin Johnson, Coal and Rail Logistics Leader, of Nebraska Public Power District, is the Program Chairman and has created a strong agenda.  The traditional Utility Private Car Owner Roundtable discussions will take place on Monday morning and the All Attendee Roundtable will commence Monday afternoon.


Confirmed Speakers Include:

Paula Clark will welcome us to Nashvillle

Ron Hynes- AAR

Kim Bowling- CSX

Jamie Williams- Norfolk Southern

RB Wiley- TTCI

Rob Marchio- Mitsui Rail Capital

Carol Scarborough- GE Transportation

Kevin McGarvey- Strato

Ron Tsolis-  Railinc – UMLER

Randy Thomure-  Rail Asset Advisors

Tim Wacker-  ILJIN


June 11, 2018, Monday

9:00am  Utility Private Car Owner Roundtable

1:30pm  All Attendee Private Car Owner Roundtable

5:30pm  Welcome Reception


June 12, 2018, Tuesday

8:00am  General Session

6:30pm  Reception and Dinner


June 13, 2018, Wednesday

8:00am  General Session

11:30am  Conference Adjournment

12:30pm  NCTA Golf Tournament at the Gaylord Springs Golf Links

                        12:30pm  Lunch             1:00  Shotgun start


The 2018-2019 Executive Committee Members