Projects: Processing Railroad Ties

“With approximately 207,000 miles of occupied track in the United States and supporting crossties of approximately 3,000 per mile, railroads have approximately 620 million crossties currently in usein the U. S. Ties wear out through normal decay, insect attack, and physical impact and abrasion and as the result of derailments, rail modifications, or other causes. Approximately 23 million new wood ties are purchased and installed in the North American rail network every year.”

~ 2018 Railroad Tie Survey

Recyling Railroad Ties

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