Meet Industry Leaders

Michigan Tech's Rail Transportation Program prepares students for a career in rail by connecting them with internships and employers.

RTP Students Get Hands-On!

Learning by doing is a central component of RTP's approach to rail education. Field trips and projects are frequent and fun!

Railroad Night XIII

Students at Railroad Night XIII! Our showcase fall event brings the industry and students together on campus for discovery, conversation and empoyment opprotunities! 

MRC Field Visit - Decatur Cargill Facility

Field visits participants visit the Cargill Facility in Decatur, MI during the Midwest Rail Conference 2017.

MRC Field Visit - Little River Steam Train

Field visits participants visit the Little River Steam Train in Coldwater, MI during the Midwest Rail Conference 2017.

Rail Day & Expo 2017

Rail Day and Expo, held the day after Rail Night, allows our industry partners to showcase their companies on the campus mall, and students to discuss the industry and employment opprotunies in a casual and relaxed environment. 

Midwest Rail Conference 2017 Presenters

Midwest Rail Conference 2017 Presenters

SYP Superior

SYP Students examine railcar wheels staged for the BNSF carshop in Superior, Wisconsin

Our Vision

Develop leaders and technologies for 21st century rail transportation.

Our Mission

Participate in the development of rail transportation and related engineering skills for the 21st century through an interdisciplinary and collaborative program that aligns Michigan Tech Faculty and Students with the demands of the industry.

Support Us

Click here to see how to support the Michigan Tech Rail Transportation Program! Your generous support is greatly appreciated.

2018-2020 RTP Annual Report

Fall 2020 Newsletter

RTP Promotional Video

RTP Promotional Video

Welcome to RTP!

Summary: Midwest Rail Conference 2023

The 2023 Midwest Rail Conference "Optimizing Rail Investment" was held August 14-16, 2023 in Toledo, OH.  With 150 total registrations and over 30 professional industry speakers, the conference was well attended and very informational.  Thanks to
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Tracks to the Future, Railroad Transportation and Engineering Summer Youth Program - 2023

Registration will open for both sessions in early 2023
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Michigan Tech Alumni and Friends Scholarships

Michigan Tech Alumni and Friends scholarships are offered each year to students at Michigan Tech involved in the Rail Transportation Program or the Railroad Engineering and Activities Club.  Click
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Rail Program First Year Scholarship

Students interested in the Rail Program First Year Scholarship go HERE for more information!
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Alumni and Friends, update your contact information!

Keep us up-to-date on your successes!  Job title/company changes, new projects...we want to know what great things our Alumni and Friends are doing!  Please fill out the
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SIR Program Internship Opportunities Available!

The RTP is excited to relaunch our 
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MRC Logo

Virtual Midwest Rail Conference 2020

The Midwest Rail Conference was held virtually August 11th and 12th, 2020. 
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Scholarship deadline for 2020-2021 is December 18th!

The Michigan Tech Rail Transportation Scholarship program is now accepting applications! 
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Michigan Tech RTP Awarded Education Grant by NRC!

The Michigan Tech Rail Transportation Program was recently awarded an Education Grant by the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC)!  The grant will be used to improve our outreach to K-12 students, to add and improve the
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Student Scholarships for 2020

Scholarship Competion is Closed for the 2019-2020 school year.  Our winners for this year are:Walter Friesel, Kyle Dick, and Zoe Wahr.  Thanks to CN for suporting our scholarship program
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