Thomas Railroad Consulting, LLC

Stay on Track with Rail Yard Safety


The goal of Thomas Railroad Consulting is to instill in your company the Safest and most Efficient way of switching rail cars.


Thomas Railroad Consulting wants to help you eliminate all rail related shortcuts, incidents and injuries. 


Zero Shortcuts
Zero Incidents
Zero Injuries

Helping Companies Identify Issues and Stay On Track

Logistics is the backbone of your business.

Rail transportation is a big part of business logistics. And in today’s rapidly changing environment, safety training is more challenging than ever.

To accomplish a smooth-running operation, you must constantly be educating, auditing, and striving for a ZERO incident goal.

There are actually several ways to learn about rail safety without requiring travel, and they can all be done from the comfort of your office or home. Here are some options:

  1. Online Courses: There are several online courses available that cover rail safety topics. These courses can be completed at your own pace and are often more affordable than in-person training.

  2. Webinars: Many organizations offer webinars on rail safety topics. These can be live or recorded and can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection.

  3. Videos: There are many videos available on YouTube and other platforms that cover rail safety topics. These can be a great way to learn about rail safety in a more engaging and visual way.

  4. E-Books and Guides: Many organizations offer e-books and guides on rail safety topics that can be downloaded and read on your own time.

By taking advantage of these resources, you can stay up-to-date on rail safety best practices without the need for expensive in-person training.

What if your company had the resources for becoming a zero-incident workplace?

If you’re ready to increase your company’s Safety First culture with Rail Yard Safety Training, then it’s time to contact us. This is an opportunity to add a vital safety component to your already safe working environment. 

Virtual Manager Training Class

Training Leadership on Rail Safety

Planning to prevent incidents

Thomas Railroad Consulting works with Management-level clients to help them identify the best safety practices. We help our clients implement safety practices from the railroad to your company’s rail operation.

The Virtual Manager Class is designed to educate your company’s leadership, from top to bottom, to ensure it uses the best rail safety practices to prevent incidents. The best operations plan in the world will not succeed if the backbone of your logistics that it is built upon is not as safe and operational as it can be.

Experience the best rail safety in a rich online learning environment

Reducing company liability

As the world adapts to COVID-19, the usual ways of doing classes must evolve.  Our virtual Zoom class is built to deliver a world-class experience that’s as informative and rewarding as an in-person class.

Identify and assess potential risks, safety hazards and liability exposures throughout your company’s rail logistics.

Safety Audit

Don’t accept this shortcut, getting off moving equipment, as standard operating procedure, it’s not. It could lead to an injury. All railroads have stopped allowing this unsafe practice years ago.  

Learn more in our virtual  Manager Zoom Class.

Leading Causes of Rail Incidents

1 %
Walking the yard

Stepping on the rail is a common mistake

1 %
Riding equipment

Close clearance areas can be very dangerous

1 %
Dismount equipment

Getting off moving equipment is a unsafe shortcut

"How can Thomas Railroad Consulting assist us with our rail switching operation?"

We can provide your company with Rail Yard Safety Training that would include the following: A virtual manager’s class, a virtual safety audit, a review of your SOP for rail operations, a generic railroad SOP, a Safety Audit Form, How-To lists that cover the operation of hand brakes, switches, derails and air brake theory and yard test, video library, expert hot line, newsletter with links to important railroad information.

Let's Talk

Contact us so that we might find the best way to help your organization meet its goal of Safe and Efficient rail operation.


Get in touch today

We’d love to chat with you about your safety goals and any concerns that you might have regarding your rail operation. We can advise you on any training needs that would be helpful in keeping your company on track to be incident free year after year. 

Contact us and let’s see what we can do together to bring your rail operation up to the highest standards of Safety and Efficiency. 

Phone: 833.472.2019

Please let us know if you are interested in joining a management class via Zoom.


Our experience in the railroad industry includes; accident investigation, safety and operating rules training and enforcement, safety audits, efficiency rules check teams, training and ensuring compliance with the Federal Railroad Administration regulations, as they apply to engineers and brakemen operating locomotives and trains.


Thomas Railroad Consulting, LLC
Office: 833.472.2019           

Don Thomas – Instructor

Scott Thomas – CTO
Chief Technical Officer