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100m deal to supply plastic railway sleepers

16 August 2013 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

100m deal to supply plastic railway sleepers

100m deal to supply plastic railway sleepers! Network Rail plans to replace nearly 200,000 wooden Railway Sleepers a year with plastic supermarket bags, recycled car bumpers and used drinks bottles. Under the unique agreement, I-PLAS from Halifax will build green railway sleepers out of 100 per cent recycled plastic.

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Fighting railway sleeper warriors

05 August 2013 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper Stories

Fighting railway sleeper warriors

Our fragmented army is waiting. There is a kind of numb inevitability to our fate. I feel scared, panicky. Any moment the most fierceome of enemies will arrive. Death is unavoidable. The coming warriors are vast in numbers, ruthless, moving silently with immense speed & strength. They are Dutch. Eight foot six inch in stature. And creosote treated...?!!

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Network to recycle rubbish into railway sleepers

28 July 2013 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Network to recycle rubbish into railway sleepers

Network Rail to recycle rubbish into railway sleepers. Material from old car bumpers and plastic bottles will replace timber railway sleepers in trial on slower lines. Britain's railways are turning to recycled plastic in a trial of environmentally friendly railway sleepers. Network Rail is to fit up to 250 of the green railway sleepers, made from old car bumpers and plastic bottles, on the network this summer. The material will replace traditional timber railway sleepers, which are ...

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Art made from used railway sleepers

27 July 2013 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper Stories

Art made from used railway sleepers

From Railway Sleepers to Art Furniture. Natanel Gluska is a multi-disciplinary Swiss artist who currently lives and works in Singapore. Gluska is renowned for producing one-off, handcrafted furniture pieces that become collectors items. Here, he transforms Australian Jarrah wood from unused railway sleepers into art furniture that delights in both form and function.

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Alan Titchmarsh & the case of the missing railway sleepers.

27 July 2013 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper Stories

Alan Titchmarsh & the case of the missing railway sleepers.

There are new fears over the safety of our railway sleepers & railway lines tonight following the publication of a new report. The report, which is the latest in a long line of such works, states: "For years we have been having trouble with damaged or missing railway sleepers," said Dr Douglas Ramsbottom. "At last we have found an explanation: Alan Titchmarsh.

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Danger! Exploding railway sleepers!

26 July 2013 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Danger! Exploding railway sleepers!

Railway Sleepers Could Explode! THIEVES who raided an engineering yard in Bedworth have been warned by police: "The stolen railway sleepers could kill you!". The strong-armed raiders stole 50 wooden railway sleepers fitted with special compressed air units. Police today issued an urgent safety appeal, warning the culprits that they are risking serious injury - or even death - if they tamper with the railway sleepers.

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Concrete Railway Sleepers endanger future of railway sleeper cutters

26 July 2013 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Concrete Railway Sleepers endanger future of railway sleeper cutters

Concrete threatens future of railway sleeper cutters. The national Australian program to replace timber railway sleepers with concrete ones has attracted some controversy. Despite this, the railway sleeper replacement program is going full steam ahead, and the Federal Government expects a third of all interstate lines will be converted over the next four years. But what does this mean for the people who source and cut timber railway sleepers?

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Mural of railway sleeper cutters

26 July 2013 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper Stories

Mural of railway sleeper cutters

Mural of railway sleeper cutters: "The Timber Cutters". Sue Linton, Artist. This mural depicts the timber railway sleeper cutters who used to cut timber in the Watagan Mountain Forest for railway sleepers used in the local mine railways.The tree would be cut down with the crosscut saw that needed one man either end. The log was then cut into smaller lengths and these were split for the roughcut railway sleepers.

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Axed railway sleeper cutters fighting back

25 July 2013 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Axed railway sleeper cutters fighting back

Axed railway sleeper cutters fighting back. MORE than 30 railway sleeper cutters from around the region gathered in Rosedale yesterday to fight back against Queensland Rails tender process changes. The meeting resulted in the formation of a small delegation that plans to meet senior politicians and administrators. Many railway timber cutters in the region were taken by surprise when a tender notice appeared in the News Mail recently calling for the supply of railway sleepers and other timber products.

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Kiwis buy "dodgy" railway sleepers

24 July 2013 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Kiwis buy

Kiwis buy "dodgy" railway sleepers! HEADS should roll at Kiwi Rail after they imported wooden railway sleepers infested with Alien fungi not found in New Zealand, says minority party New Zealand First. Kiwi Rail imported 100,000 railway sleepers. Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee said that 7000 railway sleepers had "some degree of decay" and were being replaced.

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