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North American section

The North American Section covers the USA, Canada and Mexico.

The Section had its initial meeting in Louisville, Kentucky on 24 May 2002. Since then, the Annual General Meetings have featured an industry conference and field trips of interest to the Signals and Communications community.

Events Diary
The next major Section event will be the CBTC Seminar in Toronto on 29/30 November 2018.

We will also continue the tradition of the December Toronto, Canada Conference that precedes the Toronto Railway Club holiday dinner. 


 How To Join

Membership of the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers is required before you can become a member of the North American Section of the IRSE. You will then need to complete a North American section application form which is available under "other information" on this page.
IRSE North American section logo

 Contact details

Ray Rizman
Principal Systems Engineer, Global Signals Group
David Thurston 
Chief Engineer - Train Control, Canadian Pacific Railway

Rob Burkhardt
President, ISIS Consultants, LLC
Country Vice President:
Bill Scheerer
Other information
Links to other websites
Introduction to North American SignalingCopies may be purchased at reduced cost by IRSE members.