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TRANSCAER Rail Safety & Emergency Response Training

Training Event


Union Pacific Railroad- Global 1 Yard
1423 South Western Ave
Chicago IL 60608

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Training includes:

  • Classroom instruction
  • Hands-on tank car operation and safety training
  • Certificates will be provided

Attendee Level

  • Technician Level
  • Operations Level
  • First responders
  • Basic/Introduction

Event Focus

Featured topics:

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



Classroom Instruction:

Responders will learn about railroad operations, hazards, and safety rules. Rail hazmat safety and emergency response procedures are reviewed. Responders will be provided with helpful information to better comprehend the locomotive tactics for emergency response with fires and operations of equipment.

Responders will also learn more about tank compliance & regulations, tank car & commodity types, safety components, and repair & inspection requirements.

Field Exercise:

Responders will have a hands-on tour of the GATX TankTrainer tank car. During the tour, responders will have the opportunity to work with various tank car valves & fittings while on an actual tank car. More importantly, a size-up of the tank car will be conducted to provide education on what you may encounter during a tank car emergency.

Important Details

You only need to register for one session. Each session will be the same information and is intended to cover shift rotations.

Required Safety Gear: Work boots, reflective vest, and gloves are required. Hard hats and helmets optional.

Please advise the instructor(s) of any pre-existing medical condition(s) that may preclude you from participating in any field exercise. Stay hydrated and alert.

Be at the site 15 minutes before start time for registration. Depending on registration and training needs, the training schedule may be adjusted prior to event.


  • Union Pacific Railroad
  • GATX Corporation


Jennifer Membreno-Maltez

2900 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church VA 22042
Matthew Thompson
Union Pacific Railroad

2876 Newburg Rd
Belvidere, IL 61008

Mobile  414-517-3061