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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COTTAGE GROVE - Where there's smoke there's fire, and where there's fire there just might be burning railroad ties.
The firm, which was founded in 1986, manufactures pre-stressed concrete railroad ties and turnout ties for Class I railroads, commuter passenger operations, transit authorities and industrial operations.
I knew if I ever put the railroad tie down, I'd never get it up again.
DSM supplies three grades of Arnitel for railroad tie pads.
The major categories of solid sawn timbers researched were railroad ties, timber bridges, and other transportation structures.
Marc Shea, president of Primix Corporation and inventor of the composite railroad tie has issued the following statement:
Richard Lampo, a materials engineer with the Army Corps of Engineers' Research Laboratories, agrees that the potential of plastic composite railroad ties is significant.
He picks up a railroad tie and throws it at Harold who easily catches it and throws it back at Fargo.
Freight trains generate approximately 80 million gross-tons of force per year--enough impact to severely damage concrete railroad ties. To help dampen the impact on these ties, Pandrol, Inc., of Bridgeport, N.J., produces custom-shaped 0.26-inch-thick railroad tie pads that are placed between the rail and concrete ties.
This will be the second large-scale railroad tie cleanup in a year.
MP Aaly Karashev said many heavy load trucks move on the roads of the country and asked how the things with railroad load increasing are going on lately, if Kyrgyzstan was improving railroad ties with the neighbors.