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Port of Vancouver Lecture Series: Railroads & Cargo
February 23, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Ever wondered what it’s like to be a river pilot or locomotive engineer? Or how soybeans from North Dakota make it all the way to China? Maybe you’ve wondered what those wooden structures in the Columbia River are and how they help vessels of all kinds safely navigate the river.
The Port of Vancouver USA hopes to answer these questions and more through a lecture series featuring industry experts who will share knowledge, personal experiences and fascinating facts about how railroads and the maritime industry work, how products move by road, river and rail, and how ports connect us to the global marketplace. The first two lectures will take place on Feb. 13 and 23, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Terminal 1 Gull’s Nest Conference Room at 100 Columbia St. in downtown Vancouver (the former Red Lion hotel).
The Feb. 23 lecture features Port of Vancouver USA Director of Operations Todd Krout and Rail Manager Wayne Harner. Krout and Harner have decades of experience in facilities and rail operations. They will share their deep knowledge of rail infrastructure, safety, cargo movement, railroad jobs and railcar types typically seen in Southwest Washington. Harner is also a locomotive engineer with direct experience working with today’s technologically advanced rail equipment and systems.
Seats are limited and those interested in attending are encouraged to sign up early. To register, call 360-693-3611 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the Port of Vancouver USA, visit www.portvanusa.com.