railroad tie

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Noun1.railroad tie - one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway trackrailroad tie - one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track; "the British call a railroad tie a sleeper"
bracing, brace - a structural member used to stiffen a framework
railroad track, railway, railroad - a line of track providing a runway for wheels; "he walked along the railroad track"
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Down the railroad they went and sat on a pile of decaying railroad ties beside the tracks.
On the pile of railroad ties on the summer eve- ning, he waited expectantly.
In the darkness the young reporter found himself imagining that he sat on the railroad ties beside a comely young man with black hair and black shining eyes.
The telegraph operator of Winesburg, sitting in the darkness on the railroad ties, had become a poet.
Wash Williams and George Willard arose from the pile of railroad ties and walked along the tracks toward town.
OTCBB: AXIH), a leading producer of industrial building products and railroad ties made from 100% recycled plastic and plastic composites, today announced the launch of EcoTrax[TM], a new Axion brand name for its existing composite railroad ties, which have gone through extensive proof-of-concept testing over the past 12 years and are now being sold in many domestic and international markets throughout the railroad tie industry.
Major projects comprise a $6 million investment in the rail line between Gibbon and Overton to undercut 43 miles of track and an $8 million investment in the rail line between Alexandria and Hastings for the replacement of 51,488 concrete railroad ties.
Designed for use as railroad ties, the 285-lb molded profiles will consist of 50% mineral-filled HDPE.
The railroad ties wear out, and the railroad tracks wear out,'' Oaxaca said.
Axion International (OTCBB:AXIH), a leading producer of industrial building products and railroad ties made from 100% recycled plastic, today announced its second quarter 2011 financial results for the period ending June 30, 2011.
5 million investment scheme involving the Elko - Winnemucca rail line to change 60,854 railroad ties to be carried out as part of a tie replacement project.
The railroad ties wear out and the railroad tracks wear out,'' Oaxaca said.