DSLE and Railroad Operating Rules (Part 217) Training Seminar


Join railroad industry colleagues for this popular two-day training seminar led by subject matter experts from ASLRRA and the Iowa Northern Railway (IANR). The Designated Supervisor of Locomotive Engineer (DSLE) and Operating Rules (Part 217) training seminar is intended to provide railroad managers with training on a complex designation that they address daily, which address required Part 243 reoccurring DSLE training. Attendees will receive training on DSLE responsibilities, including application and administration of 49 CFR Part 240 and Part 242 similarities and differences, and Part 217 railroad operating rules. Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in daily interactive discussions with peers and regulatory experts; they will complete an online assessment and receive a certificate of completion following the seminar.


JR Gelnar, Vice President Safety & Compliance, ASLRRA
Mark Vaughn, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Iowa Northern Railway Company


Members - $495; Non-Members - $900

Registration includes two full days of training, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., at the Hilton Garden Inn Nashville/Vanderbilt with daily lunch & refreshment breaks provided in the meeting area; daily breakfast is provided in hotel dining area.

Additional details will be sent via email to registered attendees prior to the meeting.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made 30 or more days before training will receive a full refund; no refunds will be given if cancellation is made within the 30-day window.


A block of rooms has been set aside and training will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Nashville/Vanderbilt at 1715 Broadway in Nashville, Tennessee.

Reserve Your Room

Please use this link to book a room at the negotiated rate of $219/night plus taxes and fees, which includes a daily breakfast voucher for use in the hotel dining area.

Reservations may also be made by calling 1-615-369-5900 or 1-877-STAY-HGI and mentioning group name ASLRRA, or online using the group code ASL24.

Room block expires Friday, May 10, please reserve early to guarantee group rate.  Hotel requires 48-hour notice for all cancellations, please be aware of this when finalizing your travel plans.


Nashville is served by the Nashville International Airport (BNA) and passengers may access ground transportation via taxi, ride share apps, and rental cars on site. The Hilton Garden Inn Nashville/Vanderbilt is 9 miles from the airport.

Questions, please contact Sabrina Waiss.

SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE TO EMPLOYEES OF SMALL RAILROADS to attend the training seminar. Qualified candidates must be employed by an ASLRRA member railroad earning less than $10 Million in annual revenue (click here for complete criteria). The online scholarship application form is quick and easy, and scholarship recipients will be reimbursed up to $1,200 for registration, travel and lodging expenses. Apply today!