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Alice Station B & B with railway sleepers

26 September 2013 / Posted in: Inspirational buildings

Alice Station B & B with railway sleepers

For years, it's been a unique and beautiful place to stay, with stunning surroundings, fabulous wildlife, and incredible use of railway sleepers. Amazing all round! However things are changing. Deb the owner has written: "Everyone is fascinated by our home. The architect designed house, constructed of recycled Ghan railway sleepers is unique in Alice Springs. The interior is modern, comfortable and tastefully decorated, but the railway sleepers .....

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Champion boxer Tyson Fury lifts Railway Sleepers

22 September 2013 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Champion boxer Tyson Fury lifts Railway Sleepers

Champion boxer Tyson Fury is taking on David Haye in an all-British megafight on September 28 and has been training by lifting railway sleepers. Sky caught up with Fury at his training base in Belgium and filmed scenes for the advert that will be aired to promote the fight. Fury was filmed skipping through a Bay Tree nursery, jogging down a disused railway line and lifting railway sleepers above his head.

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London Restaurant's terrace planters with railway sleepers

22 September 2013 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

London Restaurant's terrace planters with railway sleepers

The Beagle restaurant, bar & coffee shop is beautifully situated within three railway arches near Shoreditch, in London. The outside terrace has been designed with wooden planters & furniture made from old Jarrah railway sleepers, which are untreated hardwood.

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How to build a raised bed with railway sleepers

21 September 2013 / Posted in: Tips & Advice

How to build a raised bed with railway sleepers

How to build a raised bed with railway sleepers. Constructing a raised bed out of railway sleepers is amazingly straightforward. Think lego or wooden building blocks. Very quick & simple, with very little tools needed.

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How to build a raised pond with railway sleepers

21 September 2013 / Posted in: Tips & Advice

How to build a raised pond with railway sleepers

Creating a pond or water feature from railway sleepers adds a whole other dimension to your garden. Water loving plants, fish & frogs, the sound of running water, dreamy reflections etc.. Constructing a raised pond out of railway sleepers is amazingly straightforward. Think lego or wooden building blocks. Very quick & simple, with very little tools needed.

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Massive fire of railway sleepers in yard

20 September 2013 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Massive fire of railway sleepers in yard

Fire investigations officers have started searching for evidence pointing to what may have sparked a large blaze of railway sleepers at a Nottinghamshire firm. Around 60 firefighters battled the blaze, which started at a Nottingham railway sleeper yard.

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Train derailed by theft of railway sleepers

19 September 2013 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Train derailed by theft of railway sleepers

A steam train carrying 627 people derailed in South Africa after thieves stole railway sleepers. The restored train was substantially damaged. Railway sleepers fasten the rails to the track bed. Without railway sleepers, the rails would spread and topple under the weight of a train which is what happened here.

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Amazing photo of railway sleepers from the past

15 September 2013 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper Stories

Amazing photo of railway sleepers from the past

An incredible 1930's picture! This picture was taken in Hayes, Middlesex, in the Great Western Railway Sleeper creosoting works. The caption simply read 'railway sleepers are stacked and 'steps' are left in this fashion so that men can reach the top.' An age of massive railway expansion, in which our health and safety concerns had yet to arrive!

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Goats, holes & railway sleepers

06 September 2013 / Posted in: OFF THE RAILS !

Goats, holes & railway sleepers

Goats, bottomless holes and railway sleepers! Ed and Ted were out walking in the woods one afternoon when they came across a large hole. Peering in they realised that they could not see the bottom. "I wonder how deep it is?" Ed said. Ted said: "Drop a stone in and count the seconds before it hits the bottom - that'll be how many feet deep it is." So they look around for a suitable stone and drop it into the hole. Nothing happened. There was no sound at all. Ted said: "Try something bigger."

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German Concrete Railway Sleepers in USA

05 September 2013 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

German Concrete Railway Sleepers in USA

The German concrete railway sleeper manufacturer Rail.One is to construct a railway sleepers plant in Iowa, United States costing 15m. The factory is expected to be built by the end of the year and will have an annual capacity of 600,000 railway sleepers. The company has set up a company called Rail.One USA which plans to market the railway sleepers to Class 1 railways. Rail.One's boss says about 22 million wooden railway sleepers are replaced annually in the USA, and he sees a general trend towards the use of concrete railway sleepers as they carry greater tonnages.

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