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New ECO pine railway sleeper size for mini raised beds

21 April 2014 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

New ECO pine railway sleeper size for mini raised beds

NEW RAILWAY SLEEPER SIZE! We have just produced a new size of ECO friendly pine ralway sleepers, that is ideal for mini raised beds, and great for lifting too. The Chesterfield Pub in Bingham has just used them to create mini raised beds in the entrance to their family pub.

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Norwegian settee from used railway sleepers

18 April 2014 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Norwegian settee from used railway sleepers

A brilliant creation using reclaimed railway sleepers. We are often sent pictures from people who have built wonderful looking tables and chairs, and this beautiful settee from a Norwegian customer is no exception. A lovely design. For those who want to try something similar, make sure you use railway sleepers that are not treated with tar or creosote. For more projects see:
http://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/tables-furniture-with-railway-sleepers 

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Duvet causes train to be cancelled. A case of railway 'sleepers'!

27 February 2014 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Duvet causes train to be cancelled. A case of railway 'sleepers'!

As railway travellers sleepily got out of their beds on Monday morning, little did they expect that someone else's duvet would cause the cancellation of their journey! Mysteriously a duvet was found lying draped across the overhead power lines when a commuter train ran underneath tangling it in the electrical mechanism near Keighley railway station. It took more than an hour before the bedding could be freed, during which time dozens of trains had to be cancelled on the Airedale line. How the duvet got there remains unknown.

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Three Glens Farmhouse furniture with railway sleepers

11 January 2014 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Three Glens Farmhouse furniture with railway sleepers

Three Glens is an ultra modern eco farmhouse, designed by Mark Waghorn Architects. The 450m2 five-bedroom farmhouse is situated on a working farm near the village of Moniaive, South West Scotland. Reclaimed railway sleepers have been sawn, treated and polished by local craftsmen to create wooden floors and functional furniture; every item and every detail tells of a previous life, a story that makes every corner in this house unique.

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Amazing Raised Beds - Faster & better crops

09 January 2014 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Amazing Raised Beds - Faster & better crops

Raised vegetable gardens are the way to go! Two long term New Zealand residents converted to raised garden beds about five years ago and will never go back to digging in the ground. ''It's been so successful, it's definitely the way to go. Things grow so much faster, it's quite amazing, really,'' Mrs Walshaw says. ''I was picking lettuces in winter - I couldn't believe it. No questions about it, it's far superior.''

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Sponsored railway sleeper challenge

29 November 2013 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Sponsored railway sleeper challenge

18 students have carried a heavy railway sleeper 8 miles, as part of a sponsored challenge, raising 350 for Tommy's Charity. The Hertford Regional College students completed the eight-mile walk from Ware to Broxbourne in four hours. The walk coincided with World Prematurity Day on November 17th. The students set off with the railway sleeper from the Ware campus of the college and travelled to their other campus in Turnford.

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Railway sleeper rescue for Hobbit inspiration

19 November 2013 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Railway sleeper rescue for Hobbit inspiration

Network Rail's railway sleepers have come to the rescue of Birmingham's Moseley Bog Conservation Group conservationists after arsonists wrecked plans to conserve "Tolkien's Playground". Moseley Bog was the childhood playground of JRR Tolkien when he lived nearby in the then hamlet of Sarehole. The railway sleepers were bought for a walkway around the Bog.

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Rent a railway sleeper raised bed in Norwich!

30 October 2013 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Rent a railway sleeper raised bed in Norwich!

A Norwich community garden group is renting out nine raised beds made from new railway sleepers for people to grow vegetables in next year. The Grapes Hill group, which was set up in 2008 has five small raised beds that are fully accessible for wheelchair users and four larger raised beds. To apply you will need to become a member of the group. Rental for raised beds starts from 5 a year for a small raised bed, if unwaged, with prices increasing depending on size of bed and income.

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University plans the end of railway sleepers

19 October 2013 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

University plans the end of railway sleepers

15 million project to end railway sleepers & revolutionize railway tracks. SINCE railways started in the 1800s, railway tracks have been laid by fixing individual rails to individual railway sleepers on a bed of ballast. A team of University of Huddersfield researchers are breaking with this tradition and working on the development of all-steel railway track sections that can be laid quickly together (like a toy railway set) and fitted with computer technology, which provides instant safety alerts.

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Bangles from used railway sleepers

17 October 2013 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Bangles from used railway sleepers

Bangles from used Jarrah railway sleepers! Amazing what beautiful objects have been made from what many would see as dirty old railway sleepers! It shows what beautiful tropical hardwood lies below the dusty weathered surface, just waiting to be created into something unique..

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