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Railroad Science


The National Academy of Railroad Sciences (NARS) provides affiliate colleges with industry-guided curriculum and expertise to enable their students to study locomotive electrical or locomotive mechanical courses within state-of-the-art training lab facilities.

Locomotive Electrical Associate Degree

Earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Locomotive Electrical at Carl Sandburg College, located in Galesburg, Illinois. Learn basic electrical theory and concepts related to locomotive electrical systems including the basic operation, maintenance, repair requirements and troubleshooting of diesel engines and support systems. Email Carl Sandburg College or call at 309-345-3500 for more information.

Locomotive Diesel Technician Certification

Become certified as a Locomotive Diesel Technician at Washburn Institute of Technology, located in Topeka, Kansas. Learn to inspect, maintain, troubleshoot and repair EMD and GE diesel engines and support systems, including locomotive air brakes. Email Washburn or call 785-670-2200 for more information.