Users' questions

Are reclaimed railway sleepers safe?

Are reclaimed railway sleepers safe?

Some people prefer a rustic, vintage look and so always look for reclaimed sleepers whilst others look for new railway sleepers as they are safe to use when creating vegetable gardens due to the fact that they have not been treated with creosote.

Can you lay railway sleepers on soil?

For one, you can simply place your sleepers directly onto soil, allowing the heavy sleepers time to bed in. The use of gravel or sand to secure sleepers is a popular alternative to concrete.

What is an Irj?

Definition. The insulated rail joint (IRJ) is an essential component in a track circuit that controls the signaling system. Failure of IRJs leads to improper functioning of the signals, with potential for catastrophic results.

Which sleeper is best for railway?

Wooden sleepers are the ideal type of sleeper. Hence they are universally used. The utility of timber sleepers has not diminished due to the passage of time. Switch Ties: The primary use for switch ties is to transfer load (as from the name) and are made of hard wood.

Where can I buy a railway sleeper in Ireland?

The Landscape Depot now stocks the largest range of Railway Sleepers in Ireland. Railway Sleepers – Pressure treated softwood that are perfect for all garden uses, raised beds, vegetable beds, decking, patios, borders etc. They provide beautiful straight edges and your landscaping project can be completed quickly and easily.

Are there any railway sleepers that are fire treated?

Customers who have used the fire treated railway sleepers have reported that the photos don’t do them justice, and they are extremely happy with them. They are soft to touch, and are an extremely aesthetically pleasing garden sleeper.

What kind of wood is a railway sleeper made of?

Grade: New softwood railway sleeper. Generally square cut and straight with very occasional waney edges. Colour: Light natural golden pine colour, that bleaches silver grey in the sun after 6 months or so as they season and dry out.

Which is the most common Sleeper in Indian Railways?

CST-9 sleeper is a standard sleeper most extensively used on Indian Railway. It is named CST-9 (Central Standard Trial-9) because it is the ninth product of the series designed by the Central Standard Office. The CST-9 sleeper is one of the most common sleepers on Indian Railway nowadays.