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Three Glens Farmhouse furniture with railway sleepers

11 January 2014 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Three Glens Farmhouse furniture with railway sleepers

Three Glens is an ultra modern eco farmhouse, designed by Mark Waghorn Architects. The 450m2 five-bedroom farmhouse is situated on a working farm near the village of Moniaive, South West Scotland. Reclaimed railway sleepers have been sawn, treated and polished by local craftsmen to create wooden floors and functional furniture; every item and every detail tells of a previous life, a story that makes every corner in this house unique.

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Amazing Raised Beds - Faster & better crops

09 January 2014 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Amazing Raised Beds - Faster & better crops

Raised vegetable gardens are the way to go! Two long term New Zealand residents converted to raised garden beds about five years ago and will never go back to digging in the ground. ''It's been so successful, it's definitely the way to go. Things grow so much faster, it's quite amazing, really,'' Mrs Walshaw says. ''I was picking lettuces in winter - I couldn't believe it. No questions about it, it's far superior.''

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Sponsored railway sleeper challenge

29 November 2013 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Sponsored railway sleeper challenge

18 students have carried a heavy railway sleeper 8 miles, as part of a sponsored challenge, raising 350 for Tommy's Charity. The Hertford Regional College students completed the eight-mile walk from Ware to Broxbourne in four hours. The walk coincided with World Prematurity Day on November 17th. The students set off with the railway sleeper from the Ware campus of the college and travelled to their other campus in Turnford.

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Railway sleeper rescue for Hobbit inspiration

19 November 2013 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Railway sleeper rescue for Hobbit inspiration

Network Rail's railway sleepers have come to the rescue of Birmingham's Moseley Bog Conservation Group conservationists after arsonists wrecked plans to conserve "Tolkien's Playground". Moseley Bog was the childhood playground of JRR Tolkien when he lived nearby in the then hamlet of Sarehole. The railway sleepers were bought for a walkway around the Bog.

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Rent a railway sleeper raised bed in Norwich!

30 October 2013 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Rent a railway sleeper raised bed in Norwich!

A Norwich community garden group is renting out nine raised beds made from new railway sleepers for people to grow vegetables in next year. The Grapes Hill group, which was set up in 2008 has five small raised beds that are fully accessible for wheelchair users and four larger raised beds. To apply you will need to become a member of the group. Rental for raised beds starts from 5 a year for a small raised bed, if unwaged, with prices increasing depending on size of bed and income.

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University plans the end of railway sleepers

19 October 2013 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

University plans the end of railway sleepers

15 million project to end railway sleepers & revolutionize railway tracks. SINCE railways started in the 1800s, railway tracks have been laid by fixing individual rails to individual railway sleepers on a bed of ballast. A team of University of Huddersfield researchers are breaking with this tradition and working on the development of all-steel railway track sections that can be laid quickly together (like a toy railway set) and fitted with computer technology, which provides instant safety alerts.

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Bangles from used railway sleepers

17 October 2013 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Bangles from used railway sleepers

Bangles from used Jarrah railway sleepers! Amazing what beautiful objects have been made from what many would see as dirty old railway sleepers! It shows what beautiful tropical hardwood lies below the dusty weathered surface, just waiting to be created into something unique..

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200 year old railway sleepers discovered!

13 October 2013 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

200 year old railway sleepers discovered!

Archaeologist Richard Carlton said These wooden railway sleepers were part of a major main line in the late 18th century which probably carried a train of horse and coal-filled cart every minute. It would have been a disaster if the railway had been lost. This is the railway which gave the standard gauge to the world and its loss would have been an international tragedy. The railways are the greatest gift the North East has given to the world."

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Pilgrim sculpture from used oak railway sleepers

09 October 2013 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Pilgrim sculpture from used oak railway sleepers

An incredible 14ft sculpture made from recycled railway sleepers, called 'Pilgrim' - by Glenn Morris. Glenn was invited to create an outdoor sculpture for an ancient Abbey in the heart of Wales, dating back to the 12th century. Glenn was one of 9 sculptors invited to give a sculptural response to the historic site and whose work was placed within the Abbey grounds.

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Alice Station B & B with railway sleepers

26 September 2013 / Posted in: Inspirational buildings

Alice Station B & B with railway sleepers

For years, it's been a unique and beautiful place to stay, with stunning surroundings, fabulous wildlife, and incredible use of railway sleepers. Amazing all round! However things are changing. Deb the owner has written: "Everyone is fascinated by our home. The architect designed house, constructed of recycled Ghan railway sleepers is unique in Alice Springs. The interior is modern, comfortable and tastefully decorated, but the railway sleepers .....

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