Railroad Safety Consulting

MAC Safety Consultants, Inc. of Pittsburgh offers railroad safety consulting.

Stephen M Timko, Railroad Safety Consultant

Rail Transportation Consultant/Expert Witness specializing in Railroad Operations including Safety and Operating Rules.
Former Train Dispatcher, Chief Train Dispatcher, Supervisor Operating Rules, Trainmaster, Manager Operations Planning, Asst Supt—Train Operations, General Manager and Vice President & General Manager for Erie Lackawanna, Conrail, Norfolk Southern and a regional railroad system. Mr. Timko has 43 years experience as a railroad employee/supervisor. Formerly held the position of Office Chairman for the American Train Dispatchers Association.

Instructor for NORAC Operating Rules and Safety Rules on Conrail and Norfolk Southern and handled qualifications for Train Dispatchers, Train and Engine Crews and Maintenance of Way employees. Conducted annual and special safety training classes for Operating Department employees. Specialized in investigating train accidents, crossing accidents, personal injuries and holding subsequent formal investigations and hearings. Functioned as Division Trial Officer for over 15 years. Involved in Train Dispatcher’s selection and qualification process. Provides safety and operating consulting to Shortline and Industrial Rail users.

Attended Federal Railroad Administration seminars on: Operating Rules, Hazardous Material Regulations and Security Plan, Operating Practices, Locomotive Engineer Certification, and Drug and Alcohol Regulations.

Has expertise in depositions concerning FELA cases and has testified in Federal Court in Philadelphia and Erie, PA.

Consulting provided for both plaintiffs and defendants.