In providing consulting and design expertise to clients, RME delivers technical excellence & objectivity.


Railroad & Metallurgical Engineering (RME) provides engineering consulting services to railroads, locomotive OEM, railcar rebuilders, equipment makers, insurance companies, and both plaintiff and defense lawyers.

Typical cases include:

  • Train derailment accident reconstruction
  • Locomotive defect analysis (e.g. ride quality, exhaust emissions, brake system, suspension system, diesel engine)
  • Railroad equipment design and failure analysis (e.g. handbrake, truck and wheel design, couplers)
  • Railroad operation analysis
  • Locomotive and railcar brake system analysis
  • Locomotive event recorder download analysis
  • Locomotive fuel consumption and efficiency analysis
  • Railroad maintenance and overhaul record analysis
  • Railroad crossing accident investigation
  • Right-of-way fire investigation