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Jeff Schumaker

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how cross ties were made and treated
« on: May 15, 2017, 02:22:50 PM »
I came across a historic film on the making of cross ties.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51AX8w9bt2I

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Re: how cross ties were made and treated
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2017, 04:03:16 AM »
In the late 20s or early 30s my Dad worked a tie treating plant in NY.
He said some of the ties if they fell off the barge sank.
He was the guy as a teenager that went into the cylinder when a tie bunk derailed.
I assume he hauled a cable to remove the ones still on the rails then he & his friend would
rerail the offending car. The way he talked they didn't pull one at a time. But maybe they did,
there doesn't seem like much clearance.
It sounded like it happened more than once.