TRAM Employee Recognized by Progressive Railroading

Leslia LeMaster Wilson named Progressive Railroading Rising Star

TRAM employee Leslia LeMaster Wilson is one of 20 rail professionals under 40 to be honored as a 2016 “Rising Star” by Progressive Railroading magazine. The magazine defines a “Rising Star” as someone under the age of 40 who has made, or is making, a positive impact and viewed by peers, colleagues, supervisors, clients or associates as an up-and-coming leader in the rail industry.

Finalists were chosen based on their contributions to railroading, career achievements, education and training, demonstrated leadership, professional association activity and/or community involvement. A dinner was held last month in Pittsburgh honoring the recipients.

For the past six years Wilson has made sure TRAM operations stay on track, but her involvement with the company spans much longer. Read her story at

In addition to her work at TRAM, Wilson is actively involved with the League of Railway Industry Women and the Association of Women in the Metal Industries.

About Progressive Railroading’s Rising Stars
The Rising Stars program originated in 2013 as part of the magazine’s efforts to find out not only how the rail industry is trying to recruit and retain new railroaders, but also who some of those new recruits might be. Visit for more information on Progressive Railroading and their Rising Stars program.

About TRAM Construction
TRAM Construction is a family owned and operated railroad construction company. TRAM provides railroad track services to the public and private sectors, including track construction, track rehabilitation and maintenance. TRAM also maintains a large inventory of relay rail and other track material (OTM) for your next project. Headquartered in Garrison, Kentucky, TRAM has served clients throughout the region, including Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, Virginia, and Tennessee. For more information, visit