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Continued Professional Development
Continuing Education

Mud Pumping is a problem that affects a small proportion of ballasted railroad, yet accounts for a disproportionately large share of trackbed maintenance expenditure.

TrackTex is a revolutionary treatment that can be used both in construction and maintenance phases to prevent mud-pumping and extend maintenance intervals by more than 25 times.

GEOfabrics offer free PDH education sessions to help you identify where and how best to use TrackTex.

Technical Training

Training to fit you

GEOfabrics PDH seminars are designed to give you a good understanding of how and where TrackTex provides the most effective performance. Seminars are usually  in person at your premises or can be delivered remotely as a webinar if preferred as best meets your needs. 

Free of charge whether delivered as a seminar or webinar these sessions can be tailored to meet training needs for those involved in trackbed maintenance with all levels of experience.

Attendees will gain a good understanding of how to specify and use TrackTex to treat subgrade pumping (also known as mud-pumping) effectively. Typically one hour long these sessions are certified by GEOfabrics and count towards Professional Development Hours requirements.

Preventing Mud Pumping, Ensuring Track Stability

Comprehensive Support Delivers Trackbed Performance

At GEOfabrics, we provide technical support to help you get the most out of TrackTex and address the cause of mud pumping. This ensures the stability and performance of your tracks. Our team of experts utilizes advanced techniques and technologies to deliver effective solutions tailored to your specific needs

Professional Development Hours

GEOfabrics continuing education sessions provide technical training on specifying and using TrackTex. These sessions contribute to PDH hours.

Trackbed Stabilization

Geosynthetics are widely used as a way to improve ballast performance under railways. GEOFabrics RK4 is a geocomposite comprising a stabilizing geogrid bonded to our RK1 needlepunched non-woven sep...

Symptoms of Mud Pumping

The symptoms of Mud Pumping are similar to those of life expired ballast, i.e. wet spots appearing at the surface of the ballast accompanied by rapid deteriorating of track geometry. However, from ...
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Diamond Crossing Replacement with TrackTex

In Detroit Lakes, MN, a frequently trafficked diamond crossing operated by Canadian Pacific and BNSF had experienced frequent fouling because of mud-pumping. Mud pumping results in ballast failure,...

Coos Bay Line Tunnel 21 Rehabilitation

The Coos Bay Rail Line is owned and operated by the Port of Coos Bay. It spans 134 miles from Coquille Oregon to Eugene Oregon, providing connections to the North American rail network for manufact...

Crossing Repair and Replacement using TrackTex

This road crossing had been replaced and repaired multiple times due to issues with track geometry movement and differential settlement of the highway and railroad. Union Pacific Engineers assessed...