There are many Types of wooden Sleepers using in the construction of railway rail tracks. As it satisfies all the needs of a sleeper it is using mostly in the construction of railway rail tracks.

Types of wooden Sleepers

Types of wooden Sleepers

There are many Types of wooden Sleepers using in the construction of railway rail tracks. The following types of  wooden Sleepers are as follows,

Hardwood and

Softwood

Types of wooden Sleepers

EKKA, SAL, TEAK are some of the most using types of sleepers in the construction of railway rail tracks. These wooden sleepers are hard than any other wooden sleepers. It is heaver too.

Types of wooden Sleepers

Treatment of wooden Sleepers

The lifetime of wooden Sleepers increases 30% – 50% by treatment. There are so many chemical treatments involves in the treatment of wooden Sleepers. There are three main methods for treating timber sleepers

  • Full cell process
  • Empty cell process
  • Haskenizings process

Timber has millions of minute cells. These cells have many ingredients in it. The removal and refilling of ingredients are the treatment of timber sleeper.

Methods of Construction wooden Sleepers

There are many important methods of construction of wooden Sleepers.

The good looking fair wooden Sleepers to use on each side of rail joints.

The sleepers to lay centrally along tracks.

Place good side of sleepers downwards and poor side upside.

The sleepers to place at exactly 90 degrees.

The correct size of drills to make in sleepers for fixing.

A proper and correct spacing to maintain in the laying of track.

Enough air and ventilation to provide at stacking of wooden sleepers.

Extra and spare holes to pack with a wooden plug to avoid entry of water inside the track.

 

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