Rail Virtual Training

T R A I N  .  E V A L U A T E  .  B E   C O M P L I A N T

TRAIN FASTER, SMARTER

LOWER OPERATIONAL COSTS

As new normals at work are being set, deploy remote training tools that save money, engage your railroad employees and keep them regulation compliant. Furthermore, next generation railroaders expect to learn differently – visual and interactive technology is changing knowledge and skill transfer efficacy. Today’s training keywords are – Virtual, Digital and Asynchronous.

  • Ensure employees and contractors demonstrate proficiency on critical regulatory tasks like Brake Test (CFR 232, 238), Pre-Departure Inspection (CFR 215, 238), Locomotive Daily Inspection (CFR 229) & other 49 CFR Part 243 training requirements.
  • Deploy FRA approved sims on PC, Tablet or LMS (SuccessFactors and more)

ABOUT US

Heartwood helps railroads improve maintenance efficiency & streamline compliance training – by leveraging Virtual Interactive Simulations and Guides.
Our customers reduce workforce training costs (travel, facility, student/instructor time) by up to 60% and see an ROI of up to 7x, while their employees  – conductors, mechanics, engineers – perform complex procedures faster, safer and with less errors.

Leading Freight and Passenger railroads (BNSF, Union Pacific, Amtrak, Norfolk Southern, CSX, Canadian National, KCS and more) deploy our virtual training technology every day.

Heartwood is one of Inc. Magazine’s 500|5000 Fastest Growing Companies, ’10 Most Trusted Simulation Solution Providers’ and featured in major rail publications.

MECHANICAL, TRANSPORTATION & ENGINEERING

Our Railroad Simulations & Guides are tailored for
Mechanical, Transportation, Engineering, Safety and C&S.
The solutions below are available to license for
Freight (Class 1, Short Line), Passenger, Commuter and Transit Rail.

Mechanical

Passenger Brake Test Sim (CFR 238)

Brake Test Sim (CFR 232, 238)

Pre-Departure Inspection Sim (CFR 215, 238)

Locomotive Daily Inspection (CFR 229) Sim

Locomotive Daily Inspection (CFR 229) Guide

Brake Test Guide (CFR 232,238)

Pre-Departure Inspection Guide (CFR 215,238)

Air Flow Simulation (CFR 232, 238)

Blue Signal Protection Simulation (CFR 218)

Transportation

Passenger Brake Test Sim (CFR 238)

Brake Test Sim (CFR 232, 238)

Pre-Departure Inspection Sim (CFR 215, 238)

Locomotive Daily Inspection (CFR 229) Sim

Locomotive Daily Inspection (CFR 229) Guide

Brake Test Guide (CFR 232,238)

Pre-Departure Inspection Guide (CFR 215,238)

Air Flow Simulation (CFR 232, 238)

Blue Signal Protection Simulation (CFR 218)

Roadway Worker in Charge Simulation (CFR 214)

Track and Bridge Inspection (CFR 213, 237)

Engineering . Safety . C & S

Blue Signal Protection Simulation (CFR 218)

Roadway Worker in Charge Simulation (CFR 214)

Track and Bridge Inspection (CFR 213, 237)

Crane Simulation (CFR 214)

M23 Switch Inspection and Test Sim (CFR 236)

"Confidence & mastery has noticeably improved! Where students seemed uncertain before, you can now see that the person knows what they’re doing. There is interest to make this available to approximately 15,000 people within Norfolk Southern."

Director, Training & DevelopmentNorfolk Southern

The Air Flow Simulation has proven an effective solution in enhancing the knowledge and retention of our students in locomotive engineer training at BNSF. The usability of the anytime, anywhere application allows them to build their knowledge on the topic beyond the classroom environment – at their own pace. We are exploring opportunities to use this interactive ‘learn-by-doing’ technology in other training programs and creating new applications on different topics.

Manager Transportation TrainingBNSF

"The ability to practice within the virtual environment is leading towards better knowledge retention and fewer mistakes. Employees retain, understand more of what they’re learning and remember safety protocols. We are training one-third of transportation employees each year and a version specific to mechanical employees. Every three years we’ll cycle through the whole population – every transportation employee will be trained on it."

Senior Director of Operations TrainingCSX

“While railroading remains a hands-on industry at its core, technology continues to drive innovation and improvements. The inclusion of simulation in our training, both initial and periodic, allows us to challenge our workforce to demonstrate their skills in fully customizable scenarios that meet or exceed CFR 243 requirements. The technology allows us to objectively measure their performance on each task, provide immediate feedback, and electronically capture completion of the training for record keeping."

Manager Technical Training, TransportationNorfolk Southern

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