Exploring Underground Railroad ties in Southwest Michigan 7 Jun 2017 Like Underground railroad sites elsewhere in the country, many of the area's safe houses and landmarks have disappeared or fallen into disrepair, and records of those who passed through have been lost, making the opportunity to retrace the steps of those escaping slavery all the more meaningful. For the last eight years, the all-volunteer Underground railroad Society of Cass county and the village of Vandalia have co-sponsored a three-day festival to raise
News - Railway Tie Association Arch Wood Protection, in conjunction with The Alabama Extension Service, Escambia county Extension Office, is sponsoring a Wood Preservation and Safety Course. This course helps treaters maintain their CPAL .. Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas and Alabama. The company serves Class 1 railroads and track maintenance contractors with high quality green and borate pre-treated crossties, and purchases raw material from more than 225 independent sawmills located in ten states.
Local News: Scott City officials, others oppose plan for railroad-tie 25 Sep 2017 But officials are uncertain whether they can stop the project legally. The city council has scheduled a special meeting at 7 p.m. today at city hall to discuss the issue. Scott City Mayor Norman Brant said North American Tie & Timber LLC recently notified city officials about its intent to build the plant on a vacant field along the south side of Main Street near the railroad tracks. Brant said officials and residents of the small Scott county town are concerned because the plant
UP: General Questions I collect police paraphernalia. Can I get a special agent or railroad police patch or badge from UP? The Union Pacific Police Department does not honor requests to trade or sell its shoulder patch or badge. Top. Can I purchase old railroad ties to do landscaping in my yard? Old ties are removed by hired contractors; we do not resell them to the public. Top. I need to move my car/boat/furniture/household appliances across the country. Can UP do that for me? UP does not transport
Railroad sues for millions due to allegedly fraudulent rail ties The 31 Oct 2017 By CAROLINE CARMICHAEL / Staff Writer Residents of Shelby and Chilton counties may expect some railway hiccups in coming months as interstate rail carrier Norfolk Southern Railway Company replaces over 4.7 million allegedly counterfeit railroad ties purchased from Boatright railroad Products, Inc. and Boatright railroad Products, LLC over the course of nearly six years. Norfolk Southern 
Railroad Ties are NOT Legal for Home Landscape Use If you see old railroad ties for sale, report the seller to the EPA; and warn your friends not to buy them. And people like poor Pattie, who 'inherit' them? They can have the wood and soil tested for arsenic, creosote, chromium and other worrisome wood preservatives, but the tests can be expensive, and the odds are so strong that old wood was toxic that I would just cut to the chase and spend the money on safe removal, following the EPA guidelines for old railroad ties: Don't touch the
FAQs - Railway Tie Association Please see the Railway Tie Association Sustainability Verification Certificate which outlines how RTA members work to ensure sustainability for wood crossties. Basic Statistics These numbers are based on R-1 Reports and survey responses from the Class 1 and Short Line railroads, and may not accurately represent actual production and purchases of ties. In 2016 the . In fact, our records show that in the 1940's approximately 10% of wood ties were still untreated. You may see
Railroad sues for millions due to allegedly fraudulent rail ties 31 Oct 2017 By CAROLINE CARMICHAEL / Staff Writer Residents of Shelby and Chilton counties may expect some railway hiccups in coming months as interstate rail carrier Norfolk Southern Railway Company replaces more than 4.7 million allegedly counterfeit railroad ties purchased from Boatright railroad Products, Inc. and Boatright railroad Products, LLC over the course of nearly six years. Norfolk Southern 
TJ Moss Tie Company, Records, 1898-1925 - The State Historical He began a small business providing railroad ties to road being built in. Missouri. In 1879 Moss bought an interest in a mercantile company. His new partners joined him in the tie business and he was able to expand. Three years later he bought out his partners and organized the Moss Tie Co. In 1886 he purchased 40,000 acres of timber land in. Stoddard county Missouri. He had seven sawmills cutting railroad ties and bridge timbers and an equal number of general stores operating
How do I dispose of railroad ties? Recycle Raccoon's Easy Going 3 Jun 2009 I received a phone call this week about railroad tie disposal, and with the nice weather encouraging people to get out in their yards and do some cleanup or landscaping, I can't say I am surprised. According to Waste Age, 13 million ties are in need of disposal every year in America. Over 90% of
TIE-HACKERS, TIE-RAFTING, AND THE RAILROAD CROSSTIE ties per mile rather than buy heavier rail). In the days before preservation treatment, ties only lasted five to seven years, so track renewal as well as new construction added to the burgeoning market for crossties. During the hey- day of the tie industry, Arlington and. Jerome became the hub of the trade, not only for Phelps county, but also much of Texas and Pulaski counties due to the unique intersection of rivers and rails. Hundreds of thousands of ties floated down the Big Piney and.
Rail Insider-Suppliers of railroad ties see stable demand, but near Through the year's first half, North American crosstie purchases dipped 6 percent to nearly 12 million units, production tumbled 16 percent to 10.6 million units and inventories dropped 10 percent compared with the year-ago period, according to a Railway Tie Association (RTA) market report issued in late July. Meanwhile, 12-month rolling data showed both production and purchases continued to decline from last year's high levels. But in the aggregate, tie demand "appears to be
Boatright Companies to sell Montevallo railroad tie treatment facility 19 Mar 2014 Birmingham's Boatright Company announced in a news release March 18 that it has entered into a non-binding letter of intent with Stella-Jones, Inc., a publicly traded company based in Montreal, Quebec, to sell Boatright railroad.
Railroad sues for millions due to allegedly fraudulent rail ties Records · Classifieds. Norfolk Southern Railway Company, an interstate rail carrier, filed a lawsuit on Oct. 23 in the U.S. District Court against Boatright railroad Products, Inc., Boatright railroad Products, LLC and three Boatright affiliates for alleged fraudulent production and sell of millions of defective railroad ties. (Contributed). railroad sues for millions due to allegedly fraudulent rail ties. By Caroline Carmichael · Email the author. Published 5:15 pm Tuesday, October 31, 2017.
Cross Tie Replacement - Caltrain Cross Tie Replacement. crosstie 1. A wooden railroad tie, which weighs 200 pounds and is nine feet long, typically lasts 40 to 70 years. Caltrain “spot” replaces ties on the tracks every week, replacing approximately 10 to 20 percent of the ties in a given section of track. Although Caltrain uses concrete ties on all new construction, there are still many wooden ties on the rail line. Caltrain uses several different on-track, self-propelled machines to replace cross ties. crosstie 2. They include