Railway Sleeper News

PARESH'S NEW RAISED BED WITH RAILWAY SLEEPERS

06 April 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

PARESH'S NEW RAISED BED WITH RAILWAY SLEEPERS

Thank to Paresh for the photos of his project. They perfectly show the process from initially chosing the site for his railway sleeper planter, digging out the turf, and then displaying the finished raised bed in all its glory. I hope he's recovered from cutting the 3.6m railway sleepers in half, which can sometimes be quite strenuous depending on your cutting equipment. All in all, a very successful project!
PS. Paresh has also been very generous with his kind words of appreciation.

https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/raised-beds-with-railway-sleepers/pareshs-raised-bed-with-new-pine-railway-sleepers

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THE MAY'S IMPRESSIVE OAK RAISED VEGETABLE BEDS WITH NEW RAILWAY SLEEPERS. DRUG FREE!

25 February 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

THE MAY'S IMPRESSIVE OAK RAISED VEGETABLE BEDS WITH NEW RAILWAY SLEEPERS. DRUG FREE!

BEHIND THE FINISHED ARTICLE IS A TALE OF HARD GRAFT. If you come across a collection of raised oak vegetable beds, in a beautiful village setting overlooking an expanse of open fields, you naturally admire them, and imagine all the wonderful vegetables that will be produced and enjoyed in the coming season. What you probably don't realise is the really arduous and impressive hard graft that has gone into creating them. The gruelling shifting of 5 tons of oak from a grass track into the bottom of the garden. The .....

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WINTER OLYMPIC GOLD FOR THE MOST RAILWAY SLEEPERS PRODUCED!

24 February 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

WINTER OLYMPIC GOLD FOR THE MOST RAILWAY SLEEPERS PRODUCED!

Days after the end of the Winter Olympics we came across this amazing historical photo of one million railway sleepers, that had been cut over the winter of 1928 in British Columbia by a Swedish crew. An astonishing achievement worth of any gold medal!  
 

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JULIE'S GARDEN PATIO WITH NEW OAK RAILWAY SLEEPERS

24 February 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

JULIE'S GARDEN PATIO WITH NEW OAK RAILWAY SLEEPERS

It's great to see what Julie has created with her new oak railway sleepers, especially as she's used the slightly thinner ones, which are much easier to lift and cut. They provide a perfect edging material between the different levels of the patio, and gently frame the various textures of tile, cobble and soil. Once they have weathered to a silver grey, they will look even more amazing! 
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/raised-beds-with-railway-sleepers/julies-garden-patio-with-new-oak-railway-sleepers

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BOB STARTS TO BUILD A CURVED RAILWAY SLEEPER WALL

23 February 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

BOB STARTS TO BUILD A CURVED RAILWAY SLEEPER WALL

Thanks to Bob for sending us the interim pictures of his project, together with a technical description of his handywork. Vertical sections of railway sleepers placed side by side are a great way of making a retaining wall. Even better is the ability to create a curved shape with various heights if needed. True there is the slog of digging out the trench, but the end product more than compensates for the tired muscles, or the complaints from those you roped into the task.  
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/retaining-walls-with-railway-sleepers/bobs-curved-railway-sleeper-walls

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CHRISTOPHER TRANSFORMS 'BLANK CANVAS' GARDEN WITH NEW AND USED RAILWAY SLEEPERS.

23 February 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

CHRISTOPHER TRANSFORMS 'BLANK CANVAS' GARDEN WITH NEW AND USED RAILWAY SLEEPERS.

A comprehensive set of photos showing the amazing step by step changes that Christopher has made. A dramatic transformation from simple wall to wall basic flat lawn to an imaginative multi levelled garden, that has been impressively designed and built. A striking variation of textures and materials from rugged weathered reclaimed railway sleepers to boulder filled gabian baskets and smooth porcelain tiles. A wonderful new outside space.
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/raised-beds-with-railway-sleepers/christopher-transforms-blank-canvas-garden-with-new-and-used-railway-sleepers

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SHARON'S RAILWAY SLEEPER QUESTIONS

22 February 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

SHARON'S RAILWAY SLEEPER QUESTIONS
Here are some pictures of a railway sleeper wall we inherited in our garden. Are they old railway sleepers? 
It looks like there are some splits in the wood. Any suggestions on how best to maintain please, or anything we should apply? Or do you think it looks OK and that is the beauty of them!  Sharon
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/retaining-walls-with-railway-sleepers/sharons-railway-sleeper-garden-wall-with-rsj-steel-beams

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