Railroad Night 2018

Railroad Night 2018 marked another great year for Railroad Transportation at Michigan Tech, with dozens of students and plenty of industry representatives on hand to talk railroads and education. 

Meeting for the 9th consecutive year, events kicked off with a panel discussion where industry representative answered questions from Michigan Tech Students interested in Rail Transportation. Questions ranged from those about daily duties, to work-life balance, to career paths, to skills worthwile in pursuing. 

Next came the social hour, where everybody had a chance to mingle and disucss any myraid of topics. Students pursued more time with individual industry reps, feeliing out leads for career paths and gathering more information about what it means to be in the railroad industry. 

Finally it was time for dinner and the keynote speech. After remarks by Dr Bill Sproule and REAC President Alex Christmas, Mr Don Graab took the podium for an excellent keynote address about his career and lessons to be taken from it. The retired vice President of Mechanical for Norfolk Southern, Mr Graab shared his wealth of knowledge collected over several decades inside the industry.