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.

300 Level Courses

Course 301: Troubleshooting Track Circuits

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​The purpose of the Track Circuits Troubleshooting and Repair course is to assist the participant in gaining in troubleshooting and repairing track circuits and their associated components.

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Course 302: Troubleshooting Switches and Derails

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​The purpose of the Switches and Derails Troubleshooting and Repair course is to assist the participant in gaining knowledge in troubleshooting and repairing switches, derails and their associated components.

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Course 303: Troubleshooting Train Stops

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​​The purpose of the Train Stops Troubleshooting and Repair course is to assist the participant in gaining knowledge in troubleshooting and repairing train stops and their associated components.

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Course 304: Troubleshooting Highway Grade Crossings

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​The purpose of the Highway Grade Crossing Troubleshooting and Repair course is to assist the participant in gaining in troubleshooting and repairing highway grade crossings and their associated components.

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Course 305: Cab and Wayside Signaling Troubleshooting and Repair

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​​The purpose of the Cab and Wayside Signaling Troubleshooting and Repair course is to assist the participant in gaining working knowledge in troubleshooting and repairing cab and wayside signals and their associated components.

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Course 306: Troubleshooting and Repair of Interlockings

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​The purpose of the Troubleshooting and Repair of Interlockings course is to assist the participant in demonstrating proper procedures and gaining knowledge in troubleshooting and repairing signal interlockings.

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Course 307: Signal Power Distribution Troubleshooting and Repair

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​The purpose of the Signal Power Troubleshooting and Repair course is to assist the participant in gaining working knowledge in troubleshooting and repairing signal power distribution systems.

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Course 308: Troubleshooting and Repair of Control Panels

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​The purpose of the Troubleshooting and Repair of Control Panels course is to assist the participant in gaining knowledge in troubleshooting and repairing control panels and their use in testing and troubleshooting interlockings.

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Course 350: Microprocessors in Signal Systems

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The purpose of the Microprocessors In Signal Systems course is to provide the participant with an introduction to microprocessors for signal maintainers. This introduction will include basic terminology; regulations and oversight specific to microprocessors; common components; common types of microprocessors; inspection, maintenance, and testing; and troubleshooting and repair.

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Course 351: Networking and Communication in Signal Systems

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The purpose of the Networking and Communication in Signal Systems course is to provide the participant with an introduction to networking and communication for signal maintainers. This introduction will include basic terminology; regulations and oversight specific to networking and communication; common components; common types of software; inspection, maintenance, and testing; and troubleshooting and repair.

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