Railroads' inconsistent cross-tie procurement practices contribute to problems of supply and price; adequate hardwood stumpage is not part of the problem. Suppliers can no longer afford inventories to meet sudden demand increases. Comments are included on current quality control, need for changes in wood treatment, and improved technology to meet more severe service demands including hybrid wood ties produced by recycling, laminating and use of special inserts. There is also need for greater cooperation in producing an adequate rail fastener for wood ties.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1980-7

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 32
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319685
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 29 1980 12:00AM