Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Railroad Day Student Expo and our 10th Annual Railroad Night 
are next week! (OCTOBER 14th)

So many opportunities, so much to see!

This is one day you will not want to miss... Our first annual Rail Day Student Expo (11 AM - 4 PM) will consist of equipment displays, lunch with the rail industry, and networking opportunities galore! There are well over a dozen companies coming, and they are here to meet you! This is a great time to see what the rail industry is all about while learning where you can exploit your talents within the industry. All majors are welcome, as the industry is looking for much more than just Civil Engineers (but they still want you too, civils!). 

 Rail Day: Dow Courtyard/Lobby 11 AM - 4 PM

Continue the day of rail with us at our 10th Annual Railroad Night where we will be having dinner with industry, a raffle for prizes, a keynote presentation and more networking opportunities. This is a relaxed event and is supposed to be fun, but make sure you dress at least business casual

Rail Night: MUB Ballroom 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 - Q&A "Meet the Industry" Session (come ask your questions!)

We're all very excited for what is planned for next week, please come and see what the industry is all about... Maybe you'll find that a career in rail offers you your dream future. 

Monday, October 6, 2014

General Meeting 10/7/14

Tuesday October 7th will be our second general meeting of the year.  Come to Fisher 125 at 7:00 P.M. for an exclusive look into the rail internships/summer jobs our fellow REAC members had before fall semester began.  This will be a great opportunity to see the different areas of the industry you may take interest in!

Tuesday, October 7th
7:00 PM

As always, all majors are more than welcome! Pizza and refreshments will be there, and so should you!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Railroad Night Ticket Sales

Tickets are the only way you can attend the best night of the Fall, and they're available now! Stop by a Railroad Night ticket booth to pick up your free ticket.

  • Monday 10/6 (12-2pm) @ Dillman Lobby 
  • Tuesday 10/7 (11am-1pm) @ Wadsworth Lobby
  • Wednesday 10/8 (10am-2pm) @ Dow Lobby
  • Thursday 10/9 (5-6pm) @ Wadsworth Lobby 
  • Friday 10/10* (10am-1pm) @ MEEM Lobby  
*last chance to purchase ticket

Thursday, September 11, 2014

K-Day Was a Success!

We had a lot of fun at K-Day this year!  Many students stopped by to try their hand at the spin wheel and some railroad trivia.  It's looking like we have some rail-intrigued students, and given the fact we filled up all the chairs at our first general meeting, it is safe to say K-Day was a great success!

 Photo Credits: Tanja Mattonen

Hopefully you had the chance to stop by, but if not, we have some photos from the event hereAlso, if you're interested in the construction/voyage of the REAC cardboard boat, contact Kelsey (

Thursday, September 4, 2014

General Board Meeting 9/9/14

Next Tuesday marks the first REAC general board meeting of the semester.  We have a very special guest visiting us from Finland! Pauli Kolisoja, a professor at Tampere University of Technology, will be discussing more about his university and the connection it has to Finland's largest rail research group as well as a better look at railroading in Finland.  This should be very interesting, so stop on by!

Tuesday, September 9th
7:00 PM 

As usual, everyone is welcome regardless of major; and there will be pizza and refreshments!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Fall 2014 Update!

Greetings everyone! Hopefully you had a great summer and are looking forward to the plethora of REAC events on track for the fall!

For starters, REAC will have a table at K-Day!  K-Day is a wonderful opportunity to get out and see what organizations and clubs Michigan Tech has to offer.  We will have brochures and we'll be ready to answer any questions you may have about REAC or the rail industry.  It sounds like ice cream may be in the works, so make sure you come and check us out at McLain State Park!

Secondly, a reminder that the 10th Annual Railroad Night, and first ever Railroad Day have been scheduled for October 14th.  Mark your calendars because this is one day you won't want to miss! For more info, click here.

Don't forget about our field trips either! Looks like we'll be visiting the Lake Superior and Ishpeming Railroad operations this fall and Omaha, Nebraska next spring.

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Michigan Tech Rail Night is Moving to October!


   Some very exciting changes to Michigan Tech's Rail Night are upon us.  Railroad Night will be moving to October 14th, two weeks after the fall career fair.  By changing the date, we are aiming to remove the hassles of winter travel, making it easier for everyone to attend.


   In addition to the moving of Rail Night, we are introducing the first ever Michigan Tech Rail Day/EXPO.  On the same newly changed date as Rail Night, we will be holding a day packed with events aimed at getting students closer and more familiar with this opportunity-rich industry.  An afternoon cookout, Railroad Equipment/Technology Expo and around-campus displays are just a few of the great things planned for our new Rail Day.  Rail Transportation Program students will presenting their posters as well as research and educational activities on and off campus. Then, after an action-packed day of rail, we will all head over to the 10th annual Railroad Night for a dinner with industry.  There are many exciting things to look forward to over the course of the day, so mark your calendars for October 14th!

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or Contact Dave Nelson directly at or 906-487-1734