Michigan Students Visit to Explore Rail Industry

6th Annual Youth Program to Twin Ports

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Students from Michigan Tech’s Rail and Intermodal Transportation Institute are making their way around the Twin Ports. 

Twenty-three students are visiting several rail operations and other inter-modal facilities to explore the railroad industry. 

Students are excited to learn how the industry works.

“I wanted to see how the trains really tie in because that’s how they really bring it to the ships and that’s how it gets on the ships.  So, I really wanted to gain a lot more perspective on the importance of trains,” said Student, Parker Pomeroy.

Group leader, David Nelson, says the Twin Ports is a perfect place for the students to learn. 

“We are not really close to any rail lines.  So, we are in a rail program and teach rail engineering but we need to get students out where they can see actual real life activity.  So, that’s why they come here,” said Nelson. 

Thursday the students will tour the CN Docks and take a train ride on the North Shore Scenic Railroad to Lester River and tour the train depot.