Coordinated Mechanical Associations (CMA)

In addition to the exhibits, attendees at Railway Interchange can enjoy technical sessions, educational events, and networking programs from the Coordinated Mechanical Associations (CMA). These sessions serve to educate attendees on new technologies and trends in the rail industry and provide an opportunity for industry networking and collaboration — and are held during RI exhibition hours.

The Coordinated Mechanical Associations include the Air Brake Association, Inc. (ABA), the International Association of Railway Operating Officers (IAROO), the League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW), the Locomotive Maintenance Officers Association (LMOA), and the Mechanical Association Railcar Technical Services (MARTS). To learn more about each the individual CMA organizations, use the links below.

Registration for CMA sessions at RI 2019 will ‘open’ in the Spring/early Summer of 2019 — and will be announced and widely publicized at that time. (What to stay up-to-date on RI and the CMA sessions? Visit our Contact page to subscribe to our e-newsletter.)

CMA Program Schedules

  • The list of sessions/schedules for each organization will be announced in 2019.
    • ABA: Air Brake Association Program Schedule
    • IAROO: International Association of Railway Operating Officers Program Schedule
    • MARTS: Mechanical Association of Railcar Technical Services Program Schedule
    • LRIW: League of Railway Industry Women Program Schedule
    • LMOA: Locomotive Maintenance Officers Association Program Schedule

Note: There are numerous other activities at Railway Interchange, including Committee Meetings, etc. Please be sure to check your association for details and their individual schedules.

Submitting a Technical Paper

If you are interested in submitting a technical paper or presentation for consideration for the CMA technical and educational sessions, please contact the CMAs directly using the logo-links above. If you have additional questions about the Coordinated Mechanical Association sessions at Railway Interchange, please email Amanda Patrick at