Provides Opinion & Testimony In:
Railroad Track, Maintenance of Way , FRA Reporting Requirements, Track Repairs, Track Rehabilitation Costing, Track Maintenance Disputes Damages, Roadmaster, Budgets, Maintenance, Coordination, Labor Crews, Tie and Rail Relay, Tie Gangs and Surfacing Gangs, Ballast, Track Shoulder Restoration, Federal and State Requirements, Track Inspector, Material Advisor, Material Load Out, EPA Clean Up, Short Line Rail Analysis, Operations Manager, Track Superintendent, Short Lines and Large Regional Railroads, Railroad Capital Projects, track crews, Track Construction and Maintenance Contractor,
Expert Witness No.738
Associate Consultant 2008-Present Reno, Nevada
Expert brings over 40 years’ experience in railroad track and maintenance of way experience for short lines and large regional railroads to RII’s consulting practice. Projects of note have included directing the Maintenance of Way program for 2 high volume regional short line operations in Mississippi, Instructing classes in Roadworker Safety for new track maintenance personnel, track inspections and FRA reporting requirements, expert witness services for track maintenance disputes & damages and track repairs & rehabilitation costing.
Roadmaster 2008 Tuscaloosa, Alabama
As the Roadmaster for this railroad was responsible for Capital projects for all Track Rehabilitation and prepared budgets for all maintenance projects, and coordinating all related labor crews for the tie and rail relay.
Roadmaster 2005-2008 Meridian, MS
As the Roadmaster for this railroad was responsible for Capital projects for all Track Rehabilitation and expensed projects for all maintenance projects, coordinating all contractors for tie gangs and surfacing gangs, all work trains for unloading ballast, track shoulder restoration, and all federal and state agencies requirements. He supervised up to 30 people on various crews, plans and administers all engineering budgets, review and critique all Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) track inspections performed by track inspectors.
Track Inspector & Material Advisor 2002-2005 Fort Worth, Texas
As a Track Inspector and Material Advisor for this company was responsible for Operational track planning for Arizona Eastern railway, the track inspection of Benson in Naco, AZ, Planning material load-out for EPA clean up of mining debris, and Short Line rail analysis for proposed track acquisitions.
Cumbres & Toltec Railroad – Field Operations Manager, Track Superintendant 2000-2002 Chama, New Mexico
As Field Operations Manager and Track Superintendant for this Railroad, conducted FRA Track Inspections and submitted related reports. He evaluated and supervised all track locations for EDA Grant work. He also coordinated track work with civil engineers, and the FRA, and the work and passenger train operations. Managed two separate track crews of 10 to 15 individuals; each over 64-mile railroad with two supervisors and equipment operators. He drafted work budgets, schedules, and organized work reports for invoice billing. He also managed all logistics for delivery of rail and ties to the railroad, and work train operations for placement of track materials, delivery of heavy equipment, dumping of ballast, grading and maintained 64 miles of firebreak with steam locomotive operations through the San Juan Mountains
As Manager for this Railroad established track repair and rehabilitation programs over the 37 mile line, as well as track and right-of-way budgets and operating schedules. He managed improvements for interface of freight and passenger train operations as Chief Operations Coordinator. He was responsible for human resource management of work crews and operators
Track Construction & Maintenance Contractor1997-2000 Alaska
As Track Construction and Maintenance Contractor for these Air Force Bases was responsible for all phases of contracting for replacement of rail, switches, road crossings, removal of track segments, and erosion control. He reported to all Federal Regulatory Agencies, and maintained a top-level security clearance for access to perform contract work within military installations
Field Operations Manager, Roadmaster 1995-1997 Eureka, California
As the Field operations Manager and Roadmaster for this was responsible for a 316-mile heavy freight railroad. He evaluated FEMA track restoration locations, and supervised the restoration of locations to include rail relay, tie installation, rebuilding of road bed, and correcting geometry of the track. He was also responsible for the rebuilding of bridges and tunnels, and restored 100+ miles of track through the FEMA Grant. Managed three supervisors, crew totaling 75 and several contractors, including equipment operators, and work trains. Also, he managed all railroad logistics for delivery of rail, ties, and ballast. He performed FRA maintenance inspections and emergency repair coordination for the railroad. He handled drafting budgets, schedules, organizing work reports for invoicing, and approved payables. He was responsible for human resource requirements of hiring operators and railroad laborers
Extra Gang Supervisor, Foreman 1983-1995 Fairbanks, Alaska
As the Extra Gang Supervisor and Foreman for this Railroad supervised production gangs ranging from 10 to 25 people, including surfacing gangs, rail relay gangs, tie installation, work trains, and road crossing gangs in remote locations for 500 miles of main line track. Snow Fleet (snow removal) to keep track open for main line traffic in arctic conditions. He was responsible for FRA track inspections, and replaced all road crossings throughout the state in coordination with the Department of transportation and FRA mandates.
Extra Gang Foreman, Assistant Supervisor 1970-1983 Jonesboro, Arkansas
As the Extra Gang Foreman and Assistant Supervisor for this Railroad Managed FRA track inspection logistics. He was responsible for work trains in directing and unloading ballast. He maintained material inventories, time and delay reports, timecards, and other administrative duties. He also performed surfacing and lining of track with track equipment and operators, produced FRA track inspection records, and supervised installation of ties with 15 to 20 man crews and related equipment.
213A & B On-Track Safety 2006 & 2007
Continuous Welded Rail Classes 2006 & 2007
Roadworker Safety Training 2006 & 2007
Multiple Trackwork, Maintenance of Way, FRA guidelines and technical workshops over last 40 years