BART train maintainers and operators win big at International Rail Rodeo


BART train maintainers and operators win big at International Rail Rodeo

Winning BART team at rail rodeo

The winning team in front of a Maryland MTA locomotive, at the yard where the competition was held. 

BART train maintainers and operators took home the overall winner award at the APTA International Rail Rodeo over the past weekend in Baltimore, Md.

The operators' 2nd place overall showing and 1st place in train inspection, along with the maintainers' 1st place overall, pushed the BART contingent over the finish line to become the event’s overall winner.

Each year, the rail industry holds local “rodeo” events where individuals compete against one another in different mechanical and electrical skill categories. The rodeo is about pride in one's craftsmanship and about teamwork but, above all, about keeping BART the best at safety and reliability. 

Pictured above:

Train Operators:

John O'Connor Jr.  (far left)

Tenikia Jackson (next to John)
 

Shop Maintainers:

Michael Gross (with beard)

James Moon  (Middle in hat)

Gary Crandell (far right)