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TRANSCAER Hazmat & Transportation Training

Training Event


BNSF Railway Hobson Yard
500 SW 20th Street
Lincoln NE 68528

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Training includes:

  • Classroom & hands-on instruction
  • Lunch will be provided
  • Certificates will be provided via email following event sign-in
  • Earn your TRANSCAER Challenge coin at the end of the session

Attendee Level

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

Event Focus


Featured Topics:

  • Rail Safety & Understanding Tank Cars
  • Locomotive Emergency Response

Please note: This Sunday, June 11th session is an abbreviated session and does not include all event topics featured on the Monday-Wednesday sessions. Registration for sessions on Monday June 12th - Wednesday June 14th can be found here



Classroom Session:

Railroad 101: Learn about railroad operations, hazards, and safety rules. Rail hazmat safety and emergency response procedures are reviewed. Presented by: BNSF Railway

Field Exercises:

Field Exercise 1 (Understanding Tank Cars):Learn about the anatomy of general service and pressure tank cars including protective housings; valves and fittings; tank components; safety appliances; jacket, shell, and head construction; placards and markings. Presented by: BNSF Railway

Field Exercise 2 (Locomotive Emergency Response): An overview of responding to emergencies involving a locomotive. Presented by: BNSF Railway

Important Details


Personal Protective Equipment: 

  • Solid closed-toed shoes, no sandals are permitted. Full-length pants are required.
  • Gloves, hard hats, and safety glasses are optional but recommended. 

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 by 12:30 PM for registration. Depending on registration and training needs, the training schedule may be adjusted prior to event.

There are minimum registration requirements for this Sunday session. A total of 30 attendees must be registered or this session may be cancelled.


  • BNSF Railway


Erica Bernstein

2900 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church VA 22042

Phone  703-741-5524
Mobile  804-357-4758
Derek Lampkin
BNSF Railway

4515 Kansas Ave
Kansas City KS 66106

Phone  6127601365
Mobile  612-760-1365
Ron Eriksen
Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department

3131 O Street
Lincoln NE 68510

Phone  402-450-6162