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Welcome to the MARTS Web

Our Upcoming 2013 Conference will feature many new topics. Details will be coming soon.


Again this year, our CMA associates - the Air Brake Association, The Locomotive Maintenance Officers Association and the International Association of Railroad Operating Officers -   will be meeting on the same dates, at the same same hotel.

Also this year, a new technical organization -the League of Railway Industry Women - will be meeting on these dates and providing presentations for professional women in the industry.

(RSI News Release)

Admission to the MARTS Conference will admit you to all these conferences and the huge trade show.



Our 2013 conference presentations are now found on the Web. Click anywhere on this line to see the presentations.

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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 111 year history and our exciting future.

For  members and non-members, we have a lot of information on this site that will fascinate you. And, if you happen to be a railroad rail car maintenance person, we hope your visit with us will entice your membership  and new chances for your occupation betterment. Take this opportunity to look us over and see what you think.

Announcing our 51st Annual Technical Conference

Montreal, QC, Canada



September 21 – September 23, 2014

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Enjoy your time here reviewing our pages. Be sure and review presentations from conferences held over the last seven years by clicking on the "Past Conferences" bubble, below. You can also see our membership, our history and information regarding our officers. Also, be sure to use our links to other fascinating rail related Web locations. 


We hope you will spend time on all our Web pages. You will find a list of our members, visit our corporate sponsors, see our past technical presentations find out what our non profit organization can do for you, the freight car maintenance professional.

We hope to see you and greet you in Chicago next September.


While looking at our Web, we recommend that you review the presentations given in past years. These can be found at our "Archives" Link

More information via mail or phone can be obtained regarding the Mechanical Association Railcar Technical Services (MARTS) by contacting John Robertson, Secretary /treasurer, 2146 Windsor Ave. S.W., Roanoke, Virginia 24015. Phone 540-343-8991, Fax 540-343-2410, or E-mail at .  Copyright 2013 by Mechanical Association Railcar Technical Services. last revision 12/7/2013. For further information via e-mail regarding the Mechanical Association Railcar Technical Services (MARTS) Web site, contact: . Web design by Virginia Rail Solutions., LLC, Roanoke, VA.