As a full service railroad construction company, R. W. Summers Railroad Contractor, Inc., maintains a complete inventory of new and relay materials.
Relay and landscape cross ties are available for sale at our facility in Bartow, Florida. Our grading system for the used ties and sample uses are as follows:
RELAY CROSS TIES AND SWITCH TIES Ties have compact ends and little plate wear. Ties may be used for installation in tracks. Customers are usually shortline railroads and slow speed industrial spurs. Landscape application: retaining walls
NO. 1 LANDSCAPE CROSS TIES Ties may have minor cracks on ends and less than 1" plate wear. Landscape application: retaining walls and corner fence posts.
NO. 2 LANDSCAPE CROSS TIES Ties may have splits on ends and more than 1" plate wear. Landscape application: fence posts and 3-tier retaining walls.
NO. 3 LANDSCAPE CROSS TIES Ties may have splits on ends and more than 2" plate wear. Landscape application: lining flowerbeds, parking lots, driveways in a single layer.
LANDSCAPE SWITCH TIES Ties vary in length from 9 ft. up to 16 ft. 6 in. Supplies are more limited/grading system limited to Relay/Landscape quality only. Landscape application: supporting timber for pole barns, lining of parking lots and driveways, limited retaining walls requiring longer lengths.