This symposium consisted of three presentations: Timber Ties by G.M. Titus; Concrete Ties by J. Weber; and Reconstituted Timber Ties by E. Potter. Of 873 million cross ties in the U.S., 99.8% are timber. Concrete cross ties have been produced in three major types and installations on four railroads and the FAST track are described. The evolution of a concept for using sawmill waste into a method for recycling cross ties is described and a series of laboratory and service tests of reconstituted wood ties is included in the final section.

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  • Pagination: p. 66-82

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  • Accession Number: 00183301
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Railway Bridge & Building Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 82 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1978 12:00AM