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.
14 L 00421 filed in the Circuit Court of Will County) stemming from a workplace accident in which the plaintiff, a railroad track laborer, was struck in the hip by a metal grinding disk that flew off a railroad tie grinding machine.
15, Morrissey was next to the small pile of burning railroad tie pieces, along the tracks that parallel Highway 99.
27 April 2016 - Former US railroad tie reclamation and disposal company Banyan Rail Services Inc.
BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-May 9, 2013--Altus Capital acquires US concrete railroad tie maker(C)2013 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.
The Company has developed a number of patented and proprietary products, which has enabled it to become the preeminent service provider in the railroad tie removal and disposal industry.
Anyway, Sis, I was in need of one more corner post, and I remembered seeing an old railroad tie across the field, a relic from a long-gone horse corral.
Costal Lumber also produces more than 110 million board feet of green and air-dried Lumber, and industrial-grade hardwoods for use in the pallet and railroad tie industries.