WOOD AND THE RAILROADS: CAN DEMAND BE TAILORED TO FIT SUPPLY?
Railroads are still almost completely dependent on the wood cross tie in track construction and maintenance. Actual needs are close to 30 million ties annually and there are still about 1,800 miles of timber trestles to maintain. Track men, tie producers and wood treaters are involved in various endeavors to enhance the performance of the wood tie because the time may come when there may not be enough wood to satisfy the demand for it. Bolstering of the standard tie, wide-dowelling, glue-lamination, veneer capping and reinforcing, particle board ties, glu-lam stringers, are discussed.
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Simmons-Boardman Publishing CorporationP.O. Box 350
Bristol, CT United States 06010
- Dick, M H
- Publication Date: 1973-6
- Features: Photos;
- Pagination: 3 p.
- TRT Terms: Laminates; Shortages; Stringers; Trestles; Wood; Wood ties; Wooden bridges
- Old TRIS Terms: Laminated stringers; Wood shortage; Wooden cross ties
- Subject Areas: Economics; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00052085
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 26 1974 12:00AM