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Federal Employers' Liability Act: Online Resources

Internet Research

Resources on the Internet, Generally:  A number of useful resources on FELA and railroad law are freely available on the Internet.  A few such sources are listed below; others may be found using popular Internet search engines, such as Google, Bing, Startpage, or Ask.  Web searches will show that a number of practitioners and law firms specializing in FELA litigation maintain “blawgs” and informational websites that may be of interest.  The Villanova Law Library can offer no opinions regarding the accuracy of the information presented on such privately maintained websites.  As with any information taken from sources on the Internet, the researcher must use their own judgment as to the veracity and timeliness of the information presented, and should take care to verify such information, insofar as may be possible and practical, through the use of trusted sources.


Railroad Law

Railroad Law:  Some suggested organizations focusing on railroad law practice are:


American Association for Justice:  Railroad Law Section


ABA, Section of Labor and Employment Law, Railway and Airline Labor Law


ABA, Infastructure and Regulated Industries Section


Rail Industry News

Railroad Industry News:  General-interest news and information sources may be searched for rail industry news, and stories related to FELA litigation and railroad law in general.  Some specialized rail industry news sources are suggested below:


Progressive Railroading


Railway Age Magazine




Railroad Industy and Labor Organizations

Railroad Industry Associations:  The following websites features rail industry views and developments:


Association of American Railroads


American Association of Railroad Superintendents


American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association


National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association


Railway Supply Institute


Railroad Labor Organizations:  Online information on currently active railroad labor organizations may be found at the following websites:


International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail & Transportation Workers


Railroad Workers United


Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen


Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees