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Railroad 101: Safety and Response Training

Training Event


406 West 6th St.
Richmond VA 23224

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Training includes:

  • Hands-on workshops and classroom instruction
  • Certificates provided for each course completed

Attendee Level

Anyone interested in learning more about this topic

  • First Responders
  • Basic/Introduction
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Hazmat technician/specialist

Event Focus

Featured topics:

  • Toxic gases
  • Corrosive liquids
  • Flammable gases
  • Hazmat
  • Rail Safety
  • Tank Car Anatomy
  • Leak Mitigation & Capping Kits
  • Emergency Response
  • Air Monitoring
  • Locomotives


Railroad 101:

  • Safety Around the Railroad
  • Understanding Rail Shipping Documents
  • Rail car & Tank Car Identification
  • Tank Car Valves & Fittings
  • Locomotive Emergencies
  • Railroad Emergencies Procedures
  • AskRail Mobile App

Important Details

  • Participants should bring sturdy leather work boots with a defined heel.
  • No open-toe footwear permitted.
  • Bring additional PPE as required by your employer.

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 prior to the scheduled start time. Depending on registration and training needs, the training schedule may be adjusted prior to event.

Registration will remain open until class capacity is reached.


  • Norfolk Southern Corporation


David Patten
Norfolk Southern Corporation

1120 W. Washington St.
Greenville SC 29601

Phone  4049852820
Mobile  4049852820