"The Mechanical Association Railcar Technical Services (MARTS) is the railroad mechanical freight car professional's premier resource for new concepts, training and opportunities for interaction with your peers worldwide! "

Within these pages we will tell you about our non-profit organization and its activities, our 112 year history and our exciting future.

Our 2018 Technical Conference

Our 2018 Technical Conference will take place September 9-11, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. For more information click on the above image.


We have archived via video and still presentations of our 2017 conference training sessions. We also have selected video from 2016 and 2015. You can view these outstanding educational presentations under the Archive tab or click on the above image. There are over 125 slide and 25 video presentations available.

MARTS Mission Statement

In recent years, MARTS has evolved rapidly and is presently the only non-profit organization of it’s kind dedicated to the freight car repair professional. Our Organization is presently dedicated to its Mission to provide a value added forum for sharing railcar customer maintenance needs through new technology, practical experience and best practices with the purpose to improve profitable industry share.