Joseph G. Fearon
President and Chief Executive Officer
was born into a railroad family and riding freight trains with his dad
from the age of seven. His railroad career is over 50 years starting as crew caller, mechanist,
diesel maintainer, locomotive fireman, locomotive foreman, locomotive
engineer, mechanical supervisor and diesel inspector, and is intimately
familiar with locomotive and railroad operations.
In the track construction field Joe has been
responsible for laying over fifteen hundred miles of track including
three iron ore railroads in Australia where on the Mt. Newman Railroad
his crew set a record of 4.35 miles of 132lb welded rail in 11 hours.
(He has held over 60 patents foreign and domestic for various locomotive
innovations. From ballast doors, tie machines to 20 cylinder engines
converted to 16 cylinder engines and responsible for converting EMD - GE
Locomotives to Sulzer engines and was responsible for sourcing the EMD
Heavy Block in Poland.
He pioneered Morrison Knudsen's
entry in to the locomotive and transit car market and was chairman and
CEO of MK Australia as well as President of MKs Railgroup
Mr. Fearon still focuses the majority of his time and efforts in
ensuring that Rail Solution 4U continues to provide the highest quality OEM
alternatives to the industry.
Originator of over 60 US and foreign
patents on track laying machines.
Over forty years of senior management experience in the railroad
Specializations in the management of railroad equipment, heavy
transportation vehicles and transit equipment.
Expertise in alternatives in production, maintenance and materials.
Extensive knowledge in the field of railroad products improvement,
including mechanical, electrical, electronic, hydraulic and air systems.
||Starting my career with Canadian Pacific, I
worked many hours in the back shop on complete steam locomotive
rebuilds. I also fired and operated steam locomotives as a fireman
and engine man. I have studied all phases of the steam locomotive
and what it would take with future technology to revive their
operation, including small nuclear reactors.
||Since leaving Morrison Knudsen, I started
RailSolution 4U, Inc. in 1995, and have worked for Alstom, American
Motive Power, Miscor, and American Creative Energy Solutions.
Professional experience in application solutions, including equipment
fabrication to meet the highest levels of quality to meet the most rigid of applications while staying competitive with market
- American Railway Engineering Association
- Roadmasters Maintenance of Way
- Air Brake Association
- American Shortline Railway Association
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