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Responding to Railcar Incidents - Technician


1400 Norfolk Southern Drive
Irondale AL 35210

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Training includes:

  • Hands-on workshops
  • Classroom instruction
  • Certificates upon successful completion will be emailed following the event

Attendee Level

  • Hazmat technician/specialist
  • Advanced

Event Focus

Featured topics:

  • Hazmat
  • Rail Safety
  • Tank Car Anatomy
  • Leak Mitigation & Capping Kits
  • Emergency Response


Classroom Sessions

Session 1: The 90 minute classroom session will include a Tank Car module and safety briefing.


Field Exercises

Field Exercise : Learn about the anatomy of general service and pressure tank cars including protective housings, valves and fittings, truck components, safety appliances, jacket, shell and head construction, placards and markings.

Field Exercise :  Learn about potential leak scenarios for chlorine rail tank car valves and fittings and how to mitigate those leaks. Install the Emergency Kit "C" on chlorine tank car valve arrangements for standard and next generation (dual valve system) assemblies. Install and work with other leak mitigation kits and tools and gain an understanding of various response techniques.


Important Details

Required Safety Gear: All required safety gear including , hard hat, gloves, safety glasses, long pants, and steel toe or composite toe boots}

Registration will remain open until after the event. Walk-ins are welcome to register on-site at the training event, however we strongly encourage pre-registration.


  • Norfolk Southern Corporation


Glen Rudner
Norfolk Southern Corporation

1400 Norfolk Southern Drive S.
Birmingham AL 35210

Phone  205-451-4787
Mobile  205-937–4104
Cristofer Burch
Norfolk Southern Corporation

Norfolk Southern Corporation
7021 Hall St
St Louis MO 63147

Phone  314-679-1714
Mobile  217-420-0139