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 dumped railroad ties came to light in April when Quirke climbed aboard a school bus for Beyond Toxic's Environmental Justice Bus Tour of polluted sites in west Eugene.
There, I dropped the railroad tie and shuffled off around the corner of the chicken house before stopping to pull my pants back up.
At present, solid sawn timbers are primarily used for railroad ties and various transportation structures: bridges, sound barriers, guardrails, and signposts.
Although our number one concern was to design a better railroad tie, our design brought with it many inherently positive environmental solutions.
AXION's 100%-Recycled Plastic ECOTRAX[R] Composite Railroad Ties Begin Trials in Southeast Asia
OTCBB: AXIH), a leader in Recycled Structural Composite (RSC)[TM] technology used to produce railroad ties under the ECOTRAX[TM] brand and building materials under the STRUXURE[TM] brand, announced that a new patent has been awarded in the category of Fire Retardants.
OTCBB: AXIH), a leading producer of industrial building products and railroad ties made from 100% recycled plastic and plastic composites, today announced the launch of EcoTrax[TM], a new Axion brand name for its existing composite railroad ties, which have gone through extensive proof-of-concept testing over the past 12 years and are now being sold in many domestic and international markets throughout the railroad tie industry.
NATK, through its wholly owned subsidiary TieTek, produces high- performance railroad ties.
Signed first railroad tie order in Australia with Alcoa.
It is estimated by independent transportation consultancy firm SCI Verkehr that the railroad tie and sleeper market in Europe alone, is worth $3 billion, with the entire global market estimated to be worth approximately $8 billion.
Mexico's Largest Railway Line, Ferromex, to Test Axion's 100% Recycled Plastic Railroad Ties in the Country's Tough Coastal Climates
Under this amended service agreement, Wood Energy has been selected to pick up and remove more than 500,000 railroad ties per year for the next two years.