crosstie


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crosstie

[′krȯs‚tī]
(engineering)
A timber or metal sill placed transversely under the rails of a railroad, tramway, or mine-car track.
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The short-term outlook for Tennessee's secondary and primary hardwood manufacturers continues to be bleak except for pallets, crossties, and exports.
The projected cost of a plastic/composite tie will be on the order of $75, which is greater than that of a wooden creosoted crosstie.
Being able to access customers through two of the nation's major rail carriers will allow him to keep costs down in the market he already serves while opening up new markets for the company's crossties.
Be sure to align the crossties as you install lag screws on each side of the crosstie into the bracket.
3 BBF between 1967 and 1972 as lumber use by pallet and crosstie manufacturers increased.
Rail vibrations combined with moisture cycling can cause the end plates to withdraw or back out from the ends of the crosstie.
While quantity exported or proportion of production exported may be an indicator of the consumption of higher-grade logs and the production of higher-grade lumber, crosstie production is an indicator of the consumption of lower-mid- and lower-grade logs.
Drafts of wood crosstie supply and exotic wood not impregnated devices.
Tom Loadman, vice president of railroad and utility products and services at Koppers said, This acquisition reaffirms our corporate commitment to serve the North American railroad industry in all aspects of crosstie supply from procurement to processing and distribution to preservative supply.
The scope of work includes manufacturing, supply, transportation, site delivery, mobilization, demolition, disposal, erection and construction, testing, balancing, commissioning, startup, warranty/guarantee, and training for new ventilation ductwork, manual crosstie dampers, nozzles, and access platforms as described in the design scope of work provided in this bid document.
Using our patented material, designed from 100% recycled plastic, TRE will not only be able to save on maintenance costs going forward, it will divert thousands of pounds of plastic waste that would normally be headed for landfills, while simultaneously investing in a superior crosstie that is expected to last longer than those currently in use.
The tree, once in high demand by the railroads for its dense, decay-resistant wood, was nearly harvested to extinction to supply crossties.