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Fall 2025

Welcome to WRI 2025 RT

Rail Transit Conference

Now in its 30th year, Wheel Rail Seminars is thrilled to announce some exciting developments for the upcoming WRI Conference in 2025! To better cater to the diverse needs of our attendees, the WRI Conference will split into two specialized conferences:

WRI 2025 Heavy Haul Conference: Specifically tailored for the heavy haul (freight) sector, focusing on the unique challenges and advancements in this area of the railroad industry. Next year, the WRI 2025 Heavy Haul Conference will be held in Kansas City, MO from June 10-12, 2025.

WRI 2025 Rail Transit Conference: Devoted to examining wheel/rail and vehicle/track interaction on light rail and subway operations. Next year, the WRI 2025 Rail Transit Conference will be held in Seattle, WA in the Fall of 2025.

Each conference will feature a comprehensive Principles Course meticulously crafted to meet the distinct needs of each discipline. We believe this division will provide an enriched experience for all participants, allowing for deeper insight, targeted discussions, and enhanced networking opportunities.

Join us for these exceptional events designed to propel the railroad community forward. Stay tuned for further updates and details on registration!

WRI

for Continuing Education

The Wheel Rail Interaction Conference is a dynamic event that continually seeks to inspire learning and innovation. By attending, you will earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) toward fulfilling your annual Professional Engineering (PE or P.Eng) requirements.

WRI

for Technical Presentations

Hear from industry leading experts on the latest information on new and existing technology and how it's used to improve wheel/rail & vehicle/track interaction on freight, light rail & metro systems.

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for Professional Networking

WRI offers a unique platform for fostering meaningful connections and creating lasting impressions. The opportunities for knowledge exchange, identifying new prospects, and enhancing visibility make WRI a great place for professional growth and industry influence.

  • ExpoZone
    during the entire
    WRI 2024 Conference

    The ExpoZone is a strategically designed space within the WRI conference venue that serves as a prime location for sponsors to showcase their brands to a highly engaged and diverse audience.

    Learn how to become a sponsor [PDF]
  • InfoZone
    included with the
    Heavy Haul Seminar

    Our InfoZone partners offer high-quality technical information on wheel/rail interaction. These sessions are built into the Heavy Haul Seminar program and designed for small group interaction.

    Visit the InfoZone page!
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WRI Announcements

Wheel Rail Seminars announces two WRI 2025 conferences!

Now in its 30th year, Wheel Rail Seminars is thrilled to announce some exciting developments for the upcoming WRI Conference in 2025! To better cater to the diverse needs of our attendees, the WRI Conference will split into two specialized conferences - WRI 2025 Heavy Haul Conference to be held in Kansas City, MO from June 10-12, 2025 and WRI 2025 Rail Transit Conference to be held in Seattle, WA in the Fall of 2025. See more details

Congratulations Stuart Grassie, the WRI 2024 Worth Award Winner

Stuart Grassie Worth Award

Congratulations to Stuart Grassie for receiving this year's Art Worth Award at the WRI '24 Conference in Chicago!

The Art Worth Award presented by Wheel Rail Seminars at the annual Wheel/Rail Interaction Conference, is named after Art Worth, Retired as Senior Manager, Standards - Advanced Technology at Canadian National, and was known throughout the industry as a walking encyclopedia of railway engineering, standards, and practices. The award is a Lifetime Achievement Recognition.

Thank you to our sponsors

MassTransit Presenting SponsorRT&S Presenting SponsorPlatinum Sponsor Amsted RailPlatinum Sponsor EnscoPlatinum Sponsor LoramPlatinum Sponsor Plasser AmericanGold Sponsor HollandGold Sponsor GoldschmidtGold Sponsor VosslohGold Sponsor HBKPlatinum Sponsor Sperry RailGold Sponsor Wayside Inspection DevicesCloud ARM GRGSilver AthenaCloud LbfosterSilver Sponsor Railroad SoftwareSilver Sponsor Robel GroupSilver Sponsor Interface JournalLinsinger Silver SponsorRemsa Silver SponsorInfoZone Sponsor FTSInfoZone Sponsor BossPacSilver Sponsor WabtecSilver Sponsor Rhombnerg SersaBronze Sponsor Steel DynamicsBronze Sponsor Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers
MassTransit Presenting SponsorRT&S Presenting SponsorPlatinum Sponsor Amsted RailPlatinum Sponsor EnscoPlatinum Sponsor LoramPlatinum Sponsor Plasser AmericanGold Sponsor HollandGold Sponsor GoldschmidtGold Sponsor VosslohGold Sponsor HBKPlatinum Sponsor Sperry RailGold Sponsor Wayside Inspection DevicesCloud ARM GRGSilver AthenaCloud LbfosterSilver Sponsor Railroad SoftwareSilver Sponsor Robel GroupSilver Sponsor Interface JournalLinsinger Silver SponsorRemsa Silver SponsorInfoZone Sponsor FTSInfoZone Sponsor BossPacSilver Sponsor WabtecSilver Sponsor Rhombnerg SersaBronze Sponsor Steel DynamicsBronze Sponsor Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers
MassTransit Presenting SponsorRT&S Presenting SponsorPlatinum Sponsor Amsted RailPlatinum Sponsor EnscoPlatinum Sponsor LoramPlatinum Sponsor Plasser AmericanGold Sponsor HollandGold Sponsor GoldschmidtGold Sponsor VosslohGold Sponsor HBKPlatinum Sponsor Sperry RailGold Sponsor Wayside Inspection DevicesCloud ARM GRGSilver AthenaCloud LbfosterSilver Sponsor Railroad SoftwareSilver Sponsor Robel GroupSilver Sponsor Interface JournalLinsinger Silver SponsorRemsa Silver SponsorInfoZone Sponsor FTSInfoZone Sponsor BossPacSilver Sponsor WabtecSilver Sponsor Rhombnerg SersaBronze Sponsor Steel DynamicsBronze Sponsor Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers
MassTransit Presenting SponsorRT&S Presenting SponsorPlatinum Sponsor Amsted RailPlatinum Sponsor EnscoPlatinum Sponsor LoramPlatinum Sponsor Plasser AmericanGold Sponsor HollandGold Sponsor GoldschmidtGold Sponsor VosslohGold Sponsor HBKPlatinum Sponsor Sperry RailGold Sponsor Wayside Inspection DevicesCloud ARM GRGSilver AthenaCloud LbfosterSilver Sponsor Railroad SoftwareSilver Sponsor Robel GroupSilver Sponsor Interface JournalLinsinger Silver SponsorRemsa Silver SponsorInfoZone Sponsor FTSInfoZone Sponsor BossPacSilver Sponsor WabtecSilver Sponsor Rhombnerg SersaBronze Sponsor Steel DynamicsBronze Sponsor Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers
MassTransit Presenting SponsorRT&S Presenting SponsorPlatinum Sponsor Amsted RailPlatinum Sponsor EnscoPlatinum Sponsor LoramPlatinum Sponsor Plasser AmericanGold Sponsor HollandGold Sponsor GoldschmidtGold Sponsor VosslohGold Sponsor HBKPlatinum Sponsor Sperry RailGold Sponsor Wayside Inspection DevicesCloud ARM GRGSilver AthenaCloud LbfosterSilver Sponsor Railroad SoftwareSilver Sponsor Robel GroupSilver Sponsor Interface JournalLinsinger Silver SponsorRemsa Silver SponsorInfoZone Sponsor FTSInfoZone Sponsor BossPacSilver Sponsor WabtecSilver Sponsor Rhombnerg SersaBronze Sponsor Steel DynamicsBronze Sponsor Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers