concrete ties

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superbad
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concrete ties

Post by superbad »

Why does NS seem to be so hesitant about the use of concrete ties? It seems that they are the only class I railroad not using them someplace on their system.

gettingrey
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Re: concrete ties

Post by gettingrey »

From what I see on the UP double main across Iowa they don't hold up very well where there are crossovers, or bridges, or unstable ground.

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Re: concrete ties

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There is a discussion on the NJ Transit Rail forum about the same topic.

http://railroad.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=75328

superbad
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Re: concrete ties

Post by superbad »

I had read in railwayage.com that as Class I has made a very large purchase of plastic railroad ties, but it made no mention of which one.. I know NS has been experimenting with them, I wonder if it is NS?

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Re: concrete ties

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NS is presently renewing concrete ties around milepost 199,between HuntingdonandMill Creek, Pa

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Re: concrete ties

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That would be the location of a specialized detector, which identifies itself as NS - S-S-D, MP 198.
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Re: concrete ties

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superbad wrote:I had read in railwayage.com that as Class I has made a very large purchase of plastic railroad ties, but it made no mention of which one.. I know NS has been experimenting with them, I wonder if it is NS?

Well, if they are the purchaser, I guess the fact they ignite and burn quite easily and in fact killed a crew and roasted multiple units on a creek bridge outside of Mobile last summer doesn't matter that much to them . Don't wanna weld or cut rail around these plastic ties.

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