Useful Links and Resources

The following links can be useful if you are interested in a career or continuing education in rail industry.

Association of American Railroads

Complete Directory of Top Accredited Online Schools, Online Colleges and Online Universities of 2014. A searchable directory of online colleges and universities to let you find the online accredited colleges that fit your own educational needs

Surface Transportation Board is an independent adjudicatory and economic-regulatory agency charged by Congress with resolving railroad rate and service disputes and reviewing proposed railroad mergers. 

The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association offers several seminars and publications in Railway Engineering as well as opportunities to participate in technical committees advancing several aspects of railway engineering in North America. Also offers excellent opportunities for students.

Join AREMA today as a student member!

A general information website with many resources useful to current individuals involved in the engineering industry. The site also discusses the offline and online educational paths one can follow to obtain a degree in engineering or a related field.

Online Schools Ebook offers a guide that looks at some of the most reputable open-access journal websites, as well as paid subscription databases that are still widely used by traditional college students

Engineering career information that includes a job board, open courses for enrollment, and information on careers in engineering.

Trackguy offers several 1-2 day training courses in railway engineering

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Railroad Engineering program offers opportunities for graduate research or courses in railroad engineering

The Department of Engineering Professional Development at the University of Wisconsin, Madison offers several 2-3 day short courses in various topics of railroad engineering