The Outback Railroad Association was formed in 2014 by railroad employees and vendors to promote safety and training to shortline railroads in northwest United States. By the sharing of ideas and information, we will strive to make our railroads safe places to work!
Thanks to our awesome vendors, presenters and attendees for making our Missoula 2018 Conference a great success!
We are working on uploading conference power points this week!  We will put them under the "
Conferences" tab.
Latest Regulation Updates

Top notch, hand-on hazardous material tank car training for your first responders!

Settlement Talks Continue as ASLRRA Challenges

FRA’s Training Standards Rule 


In September, 2016, for the first time in its 101 year history, ASLRRA filed an action challenging the rule in the United States Circuit Court for the District of Columbia. Settlement discussions with FRA quickly ensued, and ASLRRA and FRA agreed to have their subject matter experts work together to see if they can agree on an alternate training program which would be simpler and less costly to small railroads and which would still meet the basic training requirements FRA expects.  

FRA Issues Minimum Training Standards Regulation.



Send Part 225 Reports to a New Mailing Address


FRA has announced a new mailing address for reports required by Part 225 – Railroad Accidents/Incidents: Reports Classification and Investigations:  4301 N Fairfax Drive, Suite 205  Arlington, VA  22203

Michele Wilk has a new phone number: 571-482-1043 if a direct conversation is required. Railroads can still email their monthly FRA reports to


2016 Emergency Response Guidebooks are now available from vendors such as Labelmaster and JJ Keller!

Plan for winter conditions!