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Technical Tour

South Carolina Rail Museum / MERMEC Demonstration Technical Tour

Date: Monday, May 13, 2024
Time: 12:30PM – 5:15PM*
Cost: $35 – Can be purchased online through the registration portal.
Maximum Attendees: 30


*Please meet at the registration desk in the Lobby of Swearingen Engineering Center (SWGN) to board the bus by 12:30PM for a prompt departure. We will be back at the University at approximately 5:15PM. Transportation will be provided to/from the University.


The tour to the SC Railroad Museum will give participants the opportunity to ride a vintage train along the line operated and maintained by the museum.  The excursion includes a stop at a test site where participants will have the chance to engage in hand-on demonstrations of track inspection technologies by MERMEC Inc. engineers.  The tour will conclude with a visit to the historic SC Railroad Museum.


The ASME Rail Transportation Division is entirely composed of volunteers from the railroad industry. If you are interested in participating, please contact Dimitris Rizos if you have any questions.