Several billions of crossties are in service in railroads, and the industry is working closely with the Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) seeking methods to ensure that crosstie will stand up short- and long-term to the demands of heavy haul traffic both today and in the future. Even though wood ties continue to dominate the North American market with more than 90% of the market share, railroads and suppliers continue to look for alternatives. Some of the alternate materials discussed in this article that show promise include: wood composite ties, consisting of wood particles ; concrete ties; plastic composite ties, and steel ties.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    345 Hudson Street
    New York, NY  United States  10014
  • Authors:
    • Judge, T
  • Publication Date: 2003-8


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  • Accession Number: 00962940
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 3 2003 12:00AM