Failing wood ties and turnout sets can quickly disable track, and the repairs cost time, effort, and money to administer. NARSTCO steel ties are an economical alternative to wood ties that offer greater reliability, a longer life-span, and a smaller environmental footprint. What’s more, they cost less to install, use less material, and require less maintenance in the long-run, making them a no-brainer for better operations.
Constructed from high-quality steel, NARSTCO steel ties and turnouts are the most cost-effective option for track, turnout, and yard applications, suited for all Class 1, short line, and industrial rail operations. Other benefits include:
Any single steel tie can function properly for 50 years before needing repairs, compared to just 12-15 years for a wood equivalent. Spent steel ties can then be recycled as scrap or repaired with minor welding and returned to service. This makes them more cost-effective and sustainable than any other option on the market today.