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Don't burn Railway Sleepers says Firewood Association

29 August 2013 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Don't burn railway sleepers, says the Firewood Association. Some people with woodburners in their houses use railway sleepers to provide efficient & recycled heating. But the Firewood Association have warned about the health risks of using railway sleepers as fuel, and has banned the sale of old railway sleepers for burning by its members

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Boy badly injured by railway sleepers

21 August 2013 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

A Sheffield boy was badly hurt by a broken Railway Sleeper Fence. Bailey cut his leg on a fence made of railway sleepers near his home in Westfield. The schoolboy who was out playing with a friend needed nineteen stitches after ripping open his thigh on a wooden fence made from railway sleepers - which his mum Kirsty says is in desperate need of repair.

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100 railway sleepers stolen from station

20 August 2013 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

100 railway sleepers stolen from station

Railway sleepers valued at £2,000 were stolen from Tain railway station. Inverness police warn: "If you are offered Railway Sleepers from an unusual source I would ask you to immediately contact British Transport Police."

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Fighting railway sleeper warriors

05 August 2013 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper Stories

Our fragmented army is waiting. There is a kind of numb inevitability to our fate. I feel scared, panicky. Any moment the most fierceome of enemies will arrive. Death is unavoidable. The coming warriors are vast in numbers, ruthless, moving silently with immense speed & strength. They are Dutch. Eight foot six inch in stature. And creosote treated...?!!

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Network to recycle rubbish into railway sleepers

28 July 2013 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Network Rail to recycle rubbish into railway sleepers. Material from old car bumpers and plastic bottles will replace timber railway sleepers in trial on slower lines. Britain's railways are turning to recycled plastic in a trial of environmentally friendly railway sleepers. Network Rail is to fit up to 250 of the green railway sleepers, made from old car bumpers and plastic bottles, on the network this summer. The material will replace traditional timber railway sleepers, which are ...

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Art made from used railway sleepers

27 July 2013 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper Stories

Art made from used railway sleepers

From Railway Sleepers to Art Furniture. Natanel Gluska is a multi-disciplinary Swiss artist who currently lives and works in Singapore. Gluska is renowned for producing one-off, handcrafted furniture pieces that become collectors’ items. Here, he transforms Australian Jarrah wood from unused railway sleepers into art furniture that delights in both form and function.

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Alan Titchmarsh & the case of the missing railway sleepers.

27 July 2013 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper Stories

Alan Titchmarsh & the case of the missing railway sleepers.

There are new fears over the safety of our railway sleepers & railway lines tonight following the publication of a new report. The report, which is the latest in a long line of such works, states: "For years we have been having trouble with damaged or missing railway sleepers," said Dr Douglas Ramsbottom. "At last we have found an explanation: Alan Titchmarsh.

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Danger! Exploding railway sleepers!

26 July 2013 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Railway Sleepers Could Explode! THIEVES who raided an engineering yard in Bedworth have been warned by police: "The stolen railway sleepers could kill you!". The strong-armed raiders stole 50 wooden railway sleepers fitted with special compressed air units. Police today issued an urgent safety appeal, warning the culprits that they are risking serious injury - or even death - if they tamper with the railway sleepers.

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Concrete Railway Sleepers endanger future of railway sleeper cutters

26 July 2013 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Concrete Railway Sleepers endanger future of railway sleeper cutters

Concrete threatens future of railway sleeper cutters. The national Australian program to replace timber railway sleepers with concrete ones has attracted some controversy. Despite this, the railway sleeper replacement program is going full steam ahead, and the Federal Government expects a third of all interstate lines will be converted over the next four years. But what does this mean for the people who source and cut timber railway sleepers?

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