In the early days of railroad development, few problems were encountered in the provision of cross ties; mainly they were extracted from nearby forests. As railroad development in South Africa picked up after World War I, indigenous sources of timber became inadequate and recourse was had to the import of hardwood cross ties from Australia, Rhodesia and the Far East. The development locally of concrete cross tie manufactere was a logical development after the Second World War and now home-made cross ties dominate the railroad scene pretty well throughout Southern Africa. Steel cross ties, concrete cross ties, and cross ties and rail failures are discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Thomson Publications South Africa Proprietary Ltd

    P.O. Box 8308
    2000 Johannesburg,   South Africa 
  • Publication Date: 1973-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 4 p.
  • Serial:
    • Railway Engineering
    • Volume: 17
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Thomson Publications South Africa Proprietary Ltd

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050412
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1976 12:00AM