Rail Courseware

The Transportation Learning Center (the Center) organizes multiple national training consortia to develop standards-based national training courseware for frontline occupations in public transportation organizations.

Rail courseware is currently organized into three broad categories - “Rail Car Training Consortium Materials”, “Signals Training Consortium Materials”, and “Traction Power Training Consortium Materials”. Materials are based on the national rail vehicle maintenance training standards, rail signals maintenance training standards, and traction power maintenance training standards published by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).  Courseware Development Teams (CDTs), comprised of subject matter experts and instructional designers, hold regular webinars, site visits and in-person meetings to produce these materials.

Please use the navigation on the right to locate courseware of your interest. Access to full downloads and technical assistance for training and apprenticeship implementation is provided to members in good standing. Please contact our staff members listed under each consortium for information on membership.

200 Level Courses

Course TP200: Preparing for Inspection and Maintenance of Traction Power Systems

Tags: traction power systemstraction powertoolspreparationmaintenanceinspectionapproaches

Course TP200, Preparing for Inspection and Maintenance of Traction Power Systems, is introduction to the procedures, tools and techniques that traction power maintainers need to know as they prepare to inspect and maintain the aspects of a traction power system.

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Course TP201: Inspection and Maintenance of Power Distribution and Control Systems

Tags: scadapower distributionpowermaintenanceline diagraminspectiondc switchgearcontrol systemscircuit breakerbusbarac switchgear

Course TP201, Inspection and Maintenance of Traction Power Distribution and Control Systems, steps participants through inspecting, maintaining, performing electrical tests, and other necessary tasks on certain equipment in the traction power substation.

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Course TP203: Inspection and Maintenance of Substations

Tags: traction powersubstationssubstationmaintenanceinspection

EXPECTED COURSE COMPLETION: June 2021

This course will be an overview of the aspects, techniques and procedures needed for traction power maintainers for proper inspection and maintenance of the substation facility.

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Course TP204: Inspection and Maintenance of Overhead Systems

Tags: traction poweroverhead systemsoverheadmaintenanceinspection

EXPECTED COURSE COMPLETION: October 2021

This course will be an overview of the aspects, techniques and procedures used by traction power maintainers for proper inspection and maintenance of the overhead systems.

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Course TP205: Inspection and Maintenance of Third Rail Systems

Tags: traction powerthird rail systemsthird railmaintenanceinspection

EXPECTED COURSE COMPLETION: October 2021

This course will be an overview of the aspects, techniques and procedures used by traction power maintainers to properly inspect and maintain the third rail electrification systems.

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