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 Expert  727857

Expert in Locomotive and Railcar Certifications, Safety and Quality Audits, and Equipment Acquisition

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Tennessee (TN)
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

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Expert was employed by Southern Railway (Norfolk Southern) from 1969 until 2003. He worked in the Car/Mechanical Department as a Carman, Lead man,Engine Carpenter and Supervisor. During these years he gained experience in car repair, inspection, welding, derailments, Derrick operation, AAR load measuring and inspections, locomotive repairs and troubleshooting. He also received numerous Safety awards for 30 plus years for being accident and injury free. He also was involved in Operation Life Saver as a presenter, Safety Committee Chairman, and a Red Cross First Aid Instructor. Since Retirement he has been a consultant for his current firm, Twentieth Century Fox Film, MQEI Inc, D F Barnhardt, Power Rail, Union Pacific Railroad, and TSA Railcar services. Have done Steam locomotive Mechanical Training for Thermocon in Ecuador, and Tourist Train inspections in the United States.

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mechanical valve


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railroad injury


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train brake

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Atlanta, Georgia;  Roswell, Georgia;  Marietta, Georgia;  Knoxville, Tennessee;  Chattanooga, Tennessee;  and Asheville, North Carolina.

Often requested
with this expert:

Railroad Expert, Railroad Damages, Locomotive Loss of Use,...
Biomechanics, Ergonomics, Human Factors Engineering, and...
Railroad Equipment including Locomotives, Cars, Rolling...
Railroad Operations, Project Management, Market Analysis...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1969   --   Transportation   Southern Tech  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2003 to




Railroad Equipment and Motion Picture




He is a Consultant and Research Contractor

1969 to 2003


Norfolk Southern Railroad


Mechanical/Tennessee Division


Car Inspector & Supervisor


Inspect, Repair, Maintain Equipment, and Supervise Employees.

Career Accomplishments:

Chattanooga Board of Electrical Examiners Journeyman Electrician


Norfolk Southern Safety Achievement Award for 30 years of service without a reportable injury (1999).

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • New Railcar Inspection, and Certifications for the Union Pacific Railroad at a Trinity Railcar plant in Saginaw, TX. Pre-Production work for 20th Century Fox on the Film Unstoppable.Locomotive Maintenance audits for Owners of leased units for TSA Railcar
  • Locomotive, passenger car, and misc. track equipment appraisal at The Great Smoky Mountain Tourist Railroad for D.F Barnhardt. Training for D&I in Warren, PA on Equipment and Safety
  • Rebuilt railcar inspections and testing at multiple locations for The Union Pacific Railroad.Equipment safety inspection for Caldwell-Baker in Manly, IA.Maintenance Training and consulting on Re-building Steam Locomotives in Ecuador
  • Pre-lease car inspections at Jackson, TN, for D. F. Barnhardt.Pre-lease insp. for Vertex Solutions at Milan AAP, and Iowa AAP.Doing a Gap Analysis on Rail operations in Canada at Irving Oil for Power rail
  • New car certifications for Union Pacific Railroad at a Trinity Plant in Monclova, Mexico.Personal Injury on equipment for UPRR in Portland ,OR.Quality Audit for CSX RR in Monterrey, Mexico.
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Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2008 to 2008   Mexico   He was involved in the construction and certification of new railcars for UPRR.
2010 to 2010   Mexico   He performed a Quality/Safety Audit for CSX RR at the GE Traction Motor facility in Monterrey, Mexico.
2011 to 2011   Canada   He performed Pre-lease inspections at Hamilton, Ont for UPRR
2013 to 2013   Canada   He did a gap analysis on Rail Operations at Irving Oil Co.
2013 to 2013   Ecuador   He did classroom and floor training on the re-building of two steam locomotives.

Additional Skills and Services:

Numerous safety courses, Operation Life Saver Presenter, Red Cross First Aid Instructor, emergency management training, annual AAR welding certification, and many more.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has successfully researched and located all types of parts and equipment for NS RR, and others. Main focus has been railcars, and locomotives.

Other Skills and Services

Expert is a Licensed Journeyman Electrician, also has held a Class A Commercial driving license.


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