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Concrete ties Vs. Wooden ties

Jul 14, 2012Re: Concrete ties Vs. Wooden ties. The fiberglass ties keep the gage (tech spelling) or guage much better on the bridge environment than the wood. However, there has been some tie plates cutting into the ties Most new wood ties are treated with borax to keep insects out and it also keeps the ties from rotting quickly in a damp, hot environment.

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Any ideas to cover or design around ugly railroad ties

Feb 13, 2018Any ideas to cover or design around ugly railroad ties? Answer + 3. You can get other wood to put on top of them, if you wanted and you can stain and use a exterior finish sealers or paint them. to your railroad ties to make it look like a long continuous rock and there different color stains you can put in your concrete to change the

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Are railroad ties coated with oil?

Jul 19, 2009Best Answer: The Above are right. Wooden Ties are coated with oil to fight pests, bad weather and eventual rotting. In the early days, they were not treated so thats why old disused lines have very bad ties. Rails in north america are starting to be replaced with concrete ties anyway

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Railroad Ties Nisus Corp

E-Ties are made from renewable resources. Treated with non-restricted use wood preservatives. Cradle to grave – can be reused or used as fuel at end of life. If you're looking for green solutions for railroad crossties, switch ties, bridge timbers and pilings, Nisus Corporation has the answers.

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Railroad Ties are NOT Legal for Home Landscape Use

Railroad Ties are NOT Legal for Home Landscape Use. Q: Pattie writes: I recently bought a house just over the Pennsylvania border in Maryland. The previous owner had many garden beds, and the one he used for vegetables had old timbers surrounding it that looked questionable. I asked him if they were 'treated wood' and he said he didn't know; that they were there when he purchased the house

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How to Seal Creosote Treated Railroad Ties

Creosote is a tar-like substance used to protect the railroad ties against the elements. The EPA has not approved creosote as a wood treatment for residential use. The creosote on the treated railroad ties is considered a toxic substance and can contaminate groundwater and soil.

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Concrete Ties

Concrete crossties provide numerous advantages which makes it the ideal material for freight, industrial and transit railroads. Rocla concrete tie products can be found in some of the most demanding track conditions in North America, including areas of severe curves and steep grades, as well as extreme climates. Pre-stressed concrete ties provide;

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Products Domestic Treated Tropical Hardwood Railroad Ties

Class 1 Railroads, Short Line Railroads, Sidings, Switch Ties, all produced to AREMA specifications. Retaining Walls, Fence Posts, Landscape, Military Applications, Replace Broken Concrete Ties, Crane Pads. Wood ties are preferred around the world. To discuss your project and order new ties call 1+208-331-1555 "Mountain Time" or contact us

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Railroad Tie Conversion — Coalition for Sustainable Rail

14,148,012 were new wood ties; 544,652 were second-hand wood ties and; 370,875 were of materials other than wood (primarily concrete). 93% of all ties installed are made from hardwood; Approximately 4,000,000 crossties are landfilled per year (equivalent ~290,000 tons of wood per annum) Consider those approximately 4,000,000 crossties another way.

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Cement RailRoad Ties

Jan 31, 2018Cement RailRoad Ties Written on 31 January 2018. As part of our sustainability efforts, we agreed to store and re-sell concrete railroad ties that were being discarded by a local rail road company. The ties are 7.5 x 7.5 x 8', and have rebar embedded. They are just $0.50 / each.

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Rail Road Ties – Concrete or Wood – Which is Greener?

Concrete ties are stronger and last longer than wood ties, but are energy intensive to produce. Taking a close look at the the entire lifecycle of wood and concrete railroad ties is necessary to understand which contributes more carbon dioxide over its life span, and to ultimately determine which one is the greener

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How to Seal Creosote Treated Railroad Ties

A railroad tie is the cross brace that supports the rails on a railroad track. Outside the U.S., the ties are called, railway sleepers. The ties are made out of wood or concrete. There are an estimated 3,000 ties used in a mile of railroad track. SizeAn average railroad tie

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How are railroad ties made out of wood?

Dec 15, 2017Back in the 1960's I worked at a sawmill in western Massachusetts. We logged both hardwoods (Oak Maple) and softwoods (Eastern White Pine Eastern Hemlock) and then sawed them into lumber on a circular sawmill. This was a 2 or 3 man operation.

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Suppliers of railroad ties dedicate more resources to

Suppliers of railroad ties dedicate more resources to fulfill railroads' crosstie needs. Through July, wood-tie production was up a robust 17.2 percent to 14.8 million units and purchases were up a solid 21 percent to 15 million units compared with figures from 2011's

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Nevada Railroad Materials + Services

Ties that are in too poor condition to be rehabbed are burned and converted to energy. We are a sustainability-minded business and make sure that the last place a tie ends up is in a landfill. We also offer pre-plating, wood panel building, and track labor services for railroad companies.

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What kind of wood are railroad ties made from?

Concrete has worked out fairly well in North America, steel not so well. Plastic ties are now being made by several companies. Largest is TieTek, based in Houston. They've sold a half million ties to UP. These are a rubber/plastic composite that is pre-drilled and can be spiked just like a wood tie.

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Railroad Ties Landscaping: Everything You Need to Know

Aug 01, 2017A railroad tie, also called a railway tie, a railway sleeper or a cross tie, refers to a rectangular support used for the rails in railroad tracks. They are placed perpendicularly to the ties and have various roles: holding the rails upright, keep them spaced at the right distance or transferring loads to the subgrade and track ballast.

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Question abour railroad ties, what is going on?

I have seen more concrete railroad ties and see at least one line that is all concrete ties, the CSX Nashville to Chattanooga. In other cases I see some near switches, but what I never see is any between wooden ones, they are always in a long row and can adjoin wood ones only at the ends.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions. What are the most important factors to look for in new ties? Density and strength are key factors. Density between 0.7 and 1.1 is best. Oak, the most popular USA wood, is 0.68. High density wood, above 0.7, resists rotting because it does not allow water or termites to penetrate the wood.

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Greener and leaner—unleashing capacity of railroad

In particular, railway sleeper (or railroad tie) is an important component of railway tracks and is commonly made of prestressed concrete. The existing code for designing such components makes use of the permissible stress design concept, whereas the fiber stresses over cross sections at initial and final stages are limited by some empirical values.

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Concrete Railroad Ties Better For The Environment Than

May 21, 2009Although it may seem like a no-brainer considering wood is harvested from trees, a new study shows that using concrete railroad ties is 2-6 times more environmentally friendly than using wood ones. The study was based on the amount of carbon dioxide produced while mixing and forming the concrete ties, and the amount of wood waste that was burned or decayed in the process of making

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Apr 02, 2013For example, used bricks or broken concrete can be used for retaining walls or raised beds. Also, recycled plastic material may be an appropriate choice for decking or fences. However, an example of inappropriate recycled materials for use in a garden is the use of creosote-impregnated railroad ties to build a raised bed.

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5 Sustainable Building Materials Changing the Way We Build

Sep 13, 2018Reclaimed wood is a sustainable building alternative to harvesting new lumber. Wood that was harvested and milled decades ago and that has been in use for years as barn siding, wood pallets, and railroad ties and trestles has been exposed to the elements, which increases its stability.

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MTA Railroad Tie Task Force

MTA Railroad Tie Task Force 3 MNR Context: MNR uses both concrete and wooden creosote treated ties. The wood ties are made predominately of oak with some portion being mixed hardwoods consisting of Maple, Gum, Hickory, Ash, Beech, Cherry, and Walnut. Metro-North no longer purchases tropical hardwood railroad ties.

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RailroadTies: Precast Concrete or Wood?

The bulk of new business in precast concrete railroad ties is coming from Class I Railroads, which are replacing wood ties with precast concrete on heavy haul routes — those handling 100 million gross ton miles per year. Heavy haul comprises about 20 percent of Class I route miles.

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Concrete Ties

Concrete crossties provide numerous advantages which makes it the ideal material for freight, industrial and transit railroads. Rocla concrete tie products can be found in some of the most demanding track conditions in North America, including areas of severe curves and steep grades, as well as extreme climates. Pre-stressed concrete ties provide;

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Railroad Ties Landscaping: Everything You Need to Know

Aug 01, 2017Railroad ties landscaping can also be built in combination with sand, brick, concrete, gravel or other large rocks. This can help you build a modern design. Moreover, it is a good idea if you want to combine both contemporary and traditional ideas by using landscape timbers .

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Three Types of Rail Sleepers And Their Own Features

In the past 100 years, wood rail sleepers are the most widely rail sleepers in railroad, especially in heavy rail and bridge rail. With the development and technical requirements of railroad construction, rail sleepers are now made of varieties materials, such as steel, concrete and rubber.

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Crosstie Sales

Crosstie Sales Omaha Track, formerly doing business as The Tie Yard of Omaha, has historically been the largest used railroad tie processor and supplier company in North America. We annually handle and process over 2,000,000 ties and our business continues to grow as we expand our operations throughout the United States.

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TieBam

TieBam is revolutionizing the railroad track industry with the development of a patent-pending process which densifies bamboo to provide an eco-friendly and cost-effective alternative to traditional wood or concrete railroad ties. Because of its fast growth, distinctive mechanical properties, and transformation process, bamboo is stronger, more durable, longer lasting, and more environmentally

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