2017 International Rail Rodeo
Committee & Contestant Schedule

As of: 6/1/17  **Please note some room changes**

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 6
Travel day for Rodeo Committee
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7
Travel day for Rodeo Participants
6 – 7 a.m.
Ruth
Morning Registration  
7:30 a.m.
Rail Rodeo Committee Departs hotel for Cromwell Light Rail Facility

8 – 8:30 a.m.
Food Tent @ Cromwell

Breakfast

8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
ET Shop @ Cromwell
Rail Rodeo Committee Meeting
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Tour of the Cromwell Light Rail Facility and Shop
12 – 1 p.m.
Food Tent @ Cromwell
Lunch
1 p.m. Rodeo Committee departs to hotel or Tour 
1 – 3 p.m. Technical Tours 
5 – 7 p.m.
Ruth

Afternoon Registration at the hotel

THURSDAY, JUNE 8
6:30 – 7:30 a.m. 
Ruth

Registration for Rodeo at the Hotel

 

MAINTAINERS​ ​

7 – 8 a.m.
Holiday Ballroom 1-3

Continental Breakfast at the hotel

8:30 – 11:30 a.m. 
Carroll

Maintainers Orientation and Training Sessions at the hotel

11:30 a.m. ​​​​Maintainers travel to Cromwell for Lunch
12:30 – 1 p.m.
 Food Tent @ Cromwell
​​​​Lunch
1 – 2 p.m. Maintainers Group Welcome and Tour Cromwell Facility

1 – 5 p.m.
Maintenance Tent

​​​​​​Maintainers Vendors/Event Set up

1 – 5 p.m.
Maintenance Tent

​​​​​​Maintainers Vendors/Event Set up
​2:30 p.m. ​Maintenance depart to hotel
5 p.m. ​Maintenance Vendors depart to hotel
OPERATORS​ ​
​​7 – 8 a.m.
Holiday Ballroom 1-3

Continental ​​​Breakfast at the hotel

8 a.m.

Operators and Operations Committee Travel to Cromwell
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
ET Shop @ Cromwell

Rail Rodeo Operator Orientation and Training Session

  • Group Welcome by Paul Comfort
  • Lottery Selection 
  • Escorts, Judges, and Coaches Assignments
  • Bring APTA rodeo handbook and the Maryland Transit Administration Rule Book. Uniforms are not required.
  • Safety Orientation
12 – 1 p.m.
Food Tent @ Cromwell
​​Lunch

1 – 4 p.m.

Breakout Training

  • Operator Yard Instruction (review of Course) – ET Shop
  • Customer Service Training – Shop Floor
  • Exterior & interior vehicle familiarization – ET Shop
  • Hands-on vehicle training – Yard Apron
4 – 5 p.m.
ET Shop @ Cromwell
​​​​Questions & Answers
5 p.m. ​​​​Operators depart to hotel
5 – 5:30 p.m.
ET Shop @ Cromwell
​​​​Rodeo Committee Debrief
5:30 p.m. Rodeo Committee depart to hotel​​​​
FRIDAY, JUNE 9
MAINTAINERS​ ​

7 a.m.

Maintainers depart the hotel to Cromwell
7:30 – 9 a.m.
Food Tent @ Cromwell

Breakfast
 
Breakfast sponsored by Penn Machine Company
 
Penn Machine.jpg 

9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Maintenance Tent at Cromwell

Maintainers Competition

12 – 1 p.m.
Food Tent @ Cromwell

Lunch

4 p.m.

Maintainers depart to hotel
6 p.m. ​​​​Vendors and Maintainers ​​​​​​​​depart to hotel
OPERATORS​ ​
7:30 a.m.

Operators and Operations Committee depart to Cromwell

8 – 9 a.m.
Food Tent @ Cromwell

Breakfast

Breakfast sponsored by Penn Machine Company

Penn Machine.jpg 
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Operators Hands-On Training and ​Escorts & Judges Report for Training

  • Operating Course Overview – ET Shop
  • Customer Service – Shop Floor
  • Vehicle Inspection – Yard Apron

12 – 1 p.m.
Food Tent @ Cromwell

​​​Lunch
​​5 – 6 p.m.
ET Shop @ Cromwell
Questions & Answers 
6 p.m. Operators and Maintenance Vendors depart to hotel​​​​
6 – 6:30 p.m.
ET Shop @ Cromwell
Rodeo Committee debrief​​​​
6:30 p.m. Rodeo Committee depart to hotel​​​​
SATURDAY, JUNE 10
​OPERATORS

5 a.m. Sharp
Ruth 

Uniform Inspection at hotel

(Judges arrive at 4:50 a.m.)

​5:45 – 6:15 a.m.
Maintenance Tent

Rodeo​ Committee, Judges and Operators travel to Cromwell Operators Holding Area

6:15 – 7:45 a.m.
Food Tent @ Cromwell

Breakfast

Breakfast sponsored by Penn Machine Company

Penn Machine.jpg 
​6:45 – 7:15 a.m. ​Judges Review Score Sheets
7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Operators Competition
10 a.m. Families travel to Cromwell
12 – 2:30 p.m. 
Foot Tent @ Cromwell
Lunch
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Maintainer Tent @ Cromwell
Combined Competition Event (Operators & Maintainers)
3:45 p.m. Operators, Maintainers , Rodeo Committee, Vendors and Families depart to hotel
6 – 6:30 p.m.
Holiday Ballroom 4-5

Swap Meet​​​​ Set Up

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Holiday Ballroom 4-5

Swap Meet
7:45 – 9 p.m. Shuttle Bus leaves hotel to the Host Reception at the National Aquarium
Buses depart every half hour from the hotel to the venue between 7:45-9 p.m.
8 – 11 p.m. Host Reception at the National Aquarium
Buses depart every half hour from the venue to the hotel between 9 – 11 p.m.
MAINTAINERS
8 a.m.

Maintainers travel to Cromwell

9 – 10 a.m.
Food Tent @ Cromwell

Breakfast

Breakfast sponsored by Penn Machine Company

Penn Machine.jpg 

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
ET Shop @ Cromwell

​​​Maintainers Written & Safety Test
10 a.m. Families travel to Cromwell
12 – 2:30 p.m.
Food Tent @ Cromwell
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Lunch 
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Maintenance Tent @ Cromwell
Combined Competition (Operators and Maintainers)
3:45 p.m. Operators, Maintainers , Rodeo Committee​, Vendors and Families depart to hotel
6 – 6:30 p.m.
Holiday Ballroom 4-5
Swap Meet​​​​ Set Up
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Holiday Ballroom 4-5
Swap Meet
7:45 – 9 p.m. Shuttle Bus leaves hotel to the Host Reception at the National Aquarium
Buses depart every half hour from the hotel to the venue between 7:45-9 p.m.
8 – 11 p.m. Host Reception at the National Aquarium
Buses depart every half hour from the venue to the hotel between 9 – 11 p.m.
SUNDAY, JUNE 11

10 a.m.

Poe

Rail Rodeo Committee Debriefing Meeting

7:30 – 10 p.m.
Holiday Ballroom 4-6

International​ Rail Rodeo Awards Banquet

Doors open at 7:15 p.m.

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