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Railway sleepers donation aids fire effort

08 July 2013 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Railway sleepers donation aids fire effort

Wooden railway sleepers donation aids bushfire relief effort. Australias state-owned agency RailCorp is donating wooden railway sleepers to reconstruct fences destroyed by bushfires in New South Wales. About 1,800 railway sleepers will be used as fence posts, to help replace an estimated 3,500 kilometers of fencing that was lost in Januarys fires.

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Expensive Railway Sleeper Homes for Badgers

08 July 2013 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Expensive Railway Sleeper Homes for Badgers

300 million project includes special badger homes from Railway Sleepers THOUSANDS of pounds will be spent relocating hundreds of residents living in the path of the new Borders Railway and building new homes from railway sleepers. Several badger setts have been identified by wildlife experts along the 35-mile route and a 10,000 pot has been set aside to provide the nocturnal hunters with alternative railway sleepers accommodation.

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Arrested for stealing 300 Spanish railway sleepers

07 July 2013 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Arrested for stealing 300 Spanish railway sleepers

The Civil Guard raided a farmhouse last week, where a man had stored over 300 stolen railway sleepers valued at 4852 euros. The theft took place from railway lines running around the town of Santa Fe de Mondjar. The offender was identified as FMMG, 55 years of age and a resident of Viator Railway sleepers have been disappearing from the area for some time. The Guardia Civil have been aware of the problem for some time.

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Men jailed for stealing railway sleepers

06 July 2013 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Men jailed for stealing railway sleepers

Five men who abused their positions as railway contractors to steal up to 1.5 million of track and railway sleepers, have been jailed for a total of 11 years and 9 months. The court heard that Terry Doherty, a co-director of BRP (Rugby) Ltd sub-contracted by Jarvis to remove rail, conspired with John Burtenshaw, Jarvis plant manager, to steal rail and railway sleepers Two other men were also given suspended sentences of 21 months for their involvement.

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Danger warning of burning stolen creosoted railway sleepers

05 July 2013 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Danger warning of burning stolen creosoted railway sleepers

HUNDREDS of timber railway sleepers have been stolen from Melbourne's rail network and used as firewood, despite government health warnings. Firewood Association Australia secretary Alan McGeevy said he had received several complaints from people who had burnt the railway sleepers in open fires, barbecues and pizza ovens. ''What alerted us, was people calling saying ,'I'm burning this railway sleeper and I've got a bleeding nose and stinging eyes and feel like I've got asthma','' he said.

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Theft of Anglesey railway sleepers

05 July 2013 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Theft of Anglesey railway sleepers

WITNESSES are being sought following the theft of a number of railway sleepers from Rhosneigr beach, Anglesey. Sometime between Tuesday, March 5 and the evening of Friday, March 15 thieves removed 12 wooden railway sleepers from the side of a beach house close to the River Crygyll at the airfield end of the beach. The railway sleepers are 7 foot long and formed part of the sea defenses of the house.

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Railway sleeper found on Mars. Trans-Martian Railroad?

19 June 2013 / Posted in: OFF THE RAILS !

Railway sleeper found on Mars. Trans-Martian Railroad?

Railway Sleeper Found On Mars. A leaked photograph from NASA's ROV Mars Rover camera shows what appears to be a lump of shaped timber lying in a dried river course running parallel to the planet's controversial Cydonia Mensae region, famous for it's giant Sphinx-like face, Inca City and

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Psychedelic railway sleepers

17 June 2013 / Posted in: OFF THE RAILS !

Psychedelic railway sleepers

We have often thought of forming a band at Railwaysleepers.com, however we have been beaten to it! Coming from Bristol, Tom Holder & the Railway Sleepers are described as: "This group of psychotic delinquents were drawn together for their love of Gypsy-Punk. After hearing 'Squeeze Mc'Apples' beating a hobo kit to within an inch of it's horrendous life and 'Scrumpty Dumpty' tinkering on an Accordian he had acquired 3 days earlier in very suspicious circumstances 'Chief' realised that ....

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Ban on wooden railway sleepers saves forest

23 May 2013 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Ban on wooden railway sleepers saves forest

A ban on wooden railway sleepers in Mongolia has been implemented, and will not be allowed on the railway for at least five years. It has been decided to replace wooden railway sleepers with concrete ones, OR to import railway sleeper wood from Russia if necessary. Mongolia established a plant for the construction of concrete railway sleepers using Chinese technology and standards in Khutul in 1997 and modernized it with Russian technology in 2006. The plant has a capacity of producing 216,000 concrete railway sleepers a year

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Flying boat leaves railway sleeper yard

18 May 2013 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Flying boat leaves railway sleeper yard

Several years ago, my friend Vernon approached me and asked if he could build a boat from scratch in the corner of our railway sleeper yard. I imagined planks of oak, or fibreglass, or sheets of steel or at least railway sleepers!! But not for Vernon! He decided on a New Zealand designed boat made from steel rods and concrete. Yes, concrete! We humoured him of course, as most people do with their friends, but as it happens our .....

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