Protran Technology provides technical training on a variety of different subjects pertaining to the railroad industry. With expert trainers, these courses will educate railroad employees from all sectors.
Basic Track and Signals
Basic Track and Signals is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge they require to accurately identify track problem areas, and effectively communicate that information to track personnel who must be in compliance with the FRA Track Safety Standards. In addition, this course provides a good understanding of railroad related signal systems. Take this course now.
Onsite Customizable Courses
One Day Basic Track Awareness
This course will improve track supervisors capability and understanding of the track, assure the safety level of track, help the plant to increase the life expectancy of track components and geometry, and evaluate the quality of all maintenance performed.
Basic Track Inspection
This course is a training program for all track inspection forces. The program material includes all the workbooks, manuals, and job aids needed by the students to perform their duties.
Maintenance of Continuously Welded Rail
The objective of this course is to provide a training program for all track maintenance forces that have responsibility for the inspection, maintenance and de-stressing of CWR.
Maintenance of Continuously Welded Rail Refresher
A refresher training program for all track maintenance forces who have previously taken the 2-Day CWR Course and who have responsibility for the inspection, maintenance and de-stressing of CWR.
Heat Inspection Workshop
The objective of this activity is to update Track Workers on all aspects of proper Heat Inspection of CWR which will incorporate the new FTA safety rules as well as the recommended best practices of AREMA and APTA.
Turnout Inspection Workshop
The objective of this workshop is to update Track Workers on all aspects of proper Turnout Inspection which will incorporate the new FTA safety rules as well as the recommended best practices of AREMA and APTA.
Overview on the Theory of Rail Grinding
The objective of this course is to introduce the history, actions and benefits of rail grinding to transits and railroads that are looking into rail grinding.
Track Maintenance Practices
This 40-hour course addresses standard railroad procedures for maintaining and inspecting track and track structures.
Rail Defect Identification Workshop
This workshop will update Track Workers on all aspects of proper rail defect identification which will incorporate the use of the "Rail Defect Remedial Action Plan" as noted in the new FTA safety rules.
Basic Hazmat Awareness
This course has specific topics that provide the employee with detailed information and guidance to be aware of what hazardous materials are and which procedures need to be taken when dealing with hazardous materials.
Yard Switching and Safety
The objective of this course is to provide a training program for all railroad employees that are involved with yard and switching operation.
Student Locomotive Engineer Technical Training
The objective of this course is to provide a technical training program that will prepare the student for locomotive operation in Freight or Passenger service.
Shop Track Locomotive Operation
The objective of this course is to provide instruction and procedures for Railway employees responsible for or assisting in the movement of locomotives on shop tracks.
Passenger and Freight Trains on the Same Track Interactive Course
Designed to introduce the technical details associated allowing multiple train types and multiple train operators the shared use of railroad right-of-way.
The objective of this course is to provide a training program for all track maintenance forces that have responsibility for the investigation of derailments.
FRA 213 Track Safety Standards
This course is a training program that will allow the student to understand the FRA 213 Track Safety Standards and to make track evaluations based on the minimum safety requirements.
FRA 213.7 Safe Passage over Broken Rail
The objective of this course is to provide a training program that will serve as both the training and examination requirement needed to qualify a person to authorize and supervise the safe passage of trains over broken rails and pull-aparts.
FRA 214 Roadworker Safety Protection
The Federal Railroad Administration has issued rules for the protection of railroad employees working on or near railroad tracks (49 CFR 214).