Steel sleepers invade concrete territory

INTRO: Almost half the new sleepers being installed on Railtrack’s network could soon be steel. Richard Hope reports on a quiet revolution driven by major savings in materials handling and the volume of new ballast neededRAILTRACK IS currently installing around 600000 sleepers annually on its network, which totals 32000 track-km. ...

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