General Code of Operating Rules (GCOR) Training Seminar

Join railroad industry colleagues for this popular 2 ½-day training seminar led by subject matter experts from ASLRRA and the Iowa Northern Railway (IANR). The comprehensive General Code of Operating Rules (GCOR) training seminar is intended for railroads who have adopted the GCOR as their operating rules and may be used to meet operating rules training as required by 49 CFR Part 240, 242 and 214 Subpart C.

Note: Attendees must bring their Eighth edition GCOR for reference; training will cover chapters 1-10, 14 and 15.


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


Members - $475; Non-Members - $850

Registration includes 2 and a half days of classroom training with daily lunch and refreshments. Attendees will be awarded a Certificate of Completion upon successful completion of online assessment, delivered post-training. Training will take place at the Holiday Inn & Suites/Bien Venu Event Center in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Space is limited — please register early!

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.

Hotel and Shuttle:

A block of rooms has been set aside and training will be held at the Holiday Inn & Suites at 7400 Hudson Road in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Reserve Your Room

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn & Suites at 7400 Hudson Road in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Please use this link to book a room at the negotiated rate of $114/night plus taxes and fees, which includes daily hot breakfast. Guests may arrange FREE shuttle service to and from Waterloo Airport by emailing flight arrival/departure information in advance to Sandy Thomas, Corporate Sales Manager, Holiday Inn & Suites.


Cedar Falls, Iowa is served by the Waterloo Regional airport (ALO) and is a 1 1/2-hour drive from the Eastern Iowa airport in Cedar Rapids (CID).  Passengers may have limited access to ground transportation via taxi, ride share apps, and rental cars at both airports and are encouraged to arrange transportation to/from the airport in advance. The Holiday Inn & Suites is 8 miles from ALO airport and 70 miles from CID.

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!