InTrans / Aug 14, 2018

The Tie Guide: Handbook for Commercial Timbers Used by the Crosstie Industry

The wood crosstie has served the American railroad industry since its earliest days when wood ties were used as a foundation for the rail in the track structure. The dependability and service life of this wood component has been exemplary. The information provided in this booklet will provide the reader with a description of the identification, treatment and ultimate use of wood in the engineering crosstie system.