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 Expert  727782

Expert in Railroad Expert, Railroad Damages, Locomotive Loss of Use, Insurance Claims, Rail Safety

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Texas (TX)
Education Work History Consulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
Expert has over 39 years of experience in the railroad industry as a manager and as a consultant. Expert's Firm has extensive skills and expertise in areas related to railroad operations, railroad safety, accident investigation, accident causation, safety training and locomotive engineer training and certification. Expert's consultants have worked as railroad managers with experience in the locomotive and railcar mechanical departments and maintenance of way department related to track repair and inspection. Expert's Firm has managed and trained employees that inspected and maintained equipment, locomotives, railcars and railroad track.

hopper car




railroad accident


railroad operations


railroad safety


transportation code

Both as railroad experts and as railroad employees, Expert's Firm consultants have dealt with issues related to the Association of American Railroad Rules as well as with their Standards & Recommended Practices. Our railroad experience in dealing with the Field Manual of Interchange Rules as well as with the DP&LS loading standards for railcars including Open Top loading rules have been called upon many times in the defense of railroad claims for damages resultant from freight car maintenance issues as well as railcar loading or unloading practices. Throughout our thirty-nine years of experience we have had the opportunity to offer our expertise on railroad safety, railcar shipping issues as well as general railroad transportation practices to clients dealing with these and many other railroad issues.

Association of American Railroads


diesel-electric locomotive


hopper car loading


hopper car unloading




railroad shipping


railroad transportation


railway track


train safety


locomotive drawbar


train brake

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Often requested
with this expert:

Railroad Operations, Project Management, Market Analysis...
Transportation, Safety, Railroad, Bus, Highway, Pedestrian,...
Accident Reconstruction and Traffic Engineering; Geometric...
Railroad Equipment including Locomotives, Cars, Rolling...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1973   None   General Education   High School  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2000 to 2012


Strategic Transportation Services




Principal & Senior Consultant


Railroad consultant responsible for management of the company and as a consultant to our clients.

1996 to 2000


The Texas Mexican Railroad


Operations / Transportation


General Manager


Responsible for the day to day operations of the company and the management of the operating, transportation, mechanical and engineering departments.

1973 to 1990


Southern Pacific Railroad




Manager of Operations / Train Dispatcher


Various positions in the company over 17 years including train dispatcher, chief train dispatcher, Assistant Regional Manager of Operations and Regional Manager of Operations.

2012 to








Company management

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Developed railroad rules program and rail yard safety training program for a companies working in chemical plants and industrial locations served by railroads. Conducted classroom training for employees and provided hands-on field training in railroad rules and operating practices.
  • Developed a General Code of Operating Rules (GCOR) training and cut over program for a several regional railroads and provided classroom training for their employees.
  • Provided testimony supporting a shipper's claim to recover losses resulting from a rail carriers failure to provide consistent service levels, related to reasonable dispatch and common carrier obligations.
  • Provided litigation support involving railroad losses and damage claims due to derailments. Evaluated railroad claims and charges for repairs of railcars, track and locomotives.
  • Assisted in litigation related to FRA Regulations, AAR Recommended Practices and Hazardous Materials Regulations and tank car inspection and shipping practices.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Railroad safety expert for consulting on Railroad Safety Risk and Operation Analysis.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Provided expert witness services in State and Federal Courts in issues related to railroad operating practices, railroad rules, application of Federal Regulations, accident causation, grade crossing safety, pedestrian safety, locomotive engineer certification, event recorders, and railroad training.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Railroad damages and railroad crossing safety.
  • Train operations expert for consulting on train derailment that destroyed a coal load out facility.
  • Expert railroad switch injury fela for consulting on FELA case; alleged shoulder injury of switchpuller.
  • Railroad expert for consulting on a railroad fencing accident.
  • Expert in regulations and standards related to railroad freight loading.
  • Railroad loading and unloading expert for consulting on The defense of a rice company in connection with a fatality that occurred while the decedent was unloading shrink-wrapped, slip sheeted rice bags that were loaded in Louisiana and shipped by rail to New Jersey.
  • Expert witness in loading railway freight cars for shipment unloading injury case.
  • Expert for consulting on Injury during offloading of slip sheeted 50 lb. rice bags.
  • Expert in refurbished locomotives and freight cars for assistance in procurement.
  • Expert for consulting on NAFTA.
  • Railroad safety expert for consulting on truck accident while crossing double track.
  • Railroad crossing expert for consulting on railroad crossing claim against CSX.
  • Locomotive Damages Expert for legal case involving a railroad accident.
  • Expert in missouri inventor of the year 1980 for consulting on Need expert witness in a Railroad Fatality.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert's Firm provides rail safety training courses and seminars on a variety of railroad issues to companies throughout the United States.


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