The AskRail app is a hazardous materials safety tool for first responders who are first on scene or directly support the first on scene in the event of a rail incident. Access to certain features, including the ability to query railcar contents based on an equipment number, is restricted to authorized personnel.
To obtain authorization to use the restricted features, you must assert that you are a first responder, provide information about your emergency response agency, and identify a supervisor who can attest to your first responder duties. You also must obtain sponsorship from a Class I railroad. This process may take up to several weeks.
AskRail is a collaborative effort among all North American Class I railroads, the Association of American Railroads, Railinc Corp., and the Transportation Technology Center, Inc.
For more information about AskRail please visit: www.askrail.us.
- Support for latest Operating System version
- Added links to training videos in “About” section
Ratings and Reviews
Great Tool for Emergency Responders
This app is a must for all bona-fide emergency responders, and provides quick reliable information to identify the contents of a rail car. Many great features in the app and easy to use. It has been very helpful to me during real responses.
Easy to use, valuable information
The registration process takes a little time, but the app is very useful as an information resource.
Months without access
I requested access months ago and have heard nothing and have sent emails. However other people on our Fire Dept (even lower ranks) were able to get access in less than 2 days.
- Association of American Railroads
- 62.1 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- © 2018 Association of American Railroads
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.