Wooden sleeper, also caleed timber sleeper, is one kind of railway sleeper that is made of wood, also known as wooden railway sleeper or wood railroad tie. As a basic railway track components of railway track, wooden sleeper is used for carrying steel rail, it is fastened by common rail fasteners like rail clip, railroad spike, railroad tie plate and etc.
The wood for making wooden sleeper usually requires strength and good elastic property. Due to wooden sleepers are easy to be corroded, which will affect the service life. Oil immersion is a general way for corrosion prevention, preservatively-treated sleepers is so called. As we all know, there are four types of railway sleeper: steel railway sleeper, wooden sleeper, concrete sleeper and composite sleeper. Compared to other types of railway sleeper, wooden sleeper has advantages of good elasticity, light weight, easy installation and good insulation properties.
Anyang General International Co., Ltd. has 20+ years’ experience in processing railway fasteners like wooden sleeper, steel sleeper, rail joint, steel rail, rail clip and other related fasteners for railway construction. AGICO RAIL owns several quality certifications, such as ISO9001, IAF, CNAS and etc. as a trusted railway fasteners supplier, our railway products have been exported to so many countries, including Vietnam, Australia, Malaysia, Kenya, Indonesia, Brazil, and etc.
Our wooden sleeper is mainly made of southern pine or Mongolian pine, and all sleepers will through professional treatment. By the applications, wooden sleeper can be divided into three types: treated wooden sleeper for normal track, treated wooden sleeper for turnout, treated wooden sleeper for bridge.
As the name applied, common wooden sleeper is used in the main line of railway. For GB standard, type I with 16cm×22cm×250cm and type II with 14.5cm×20cm×250cm are two typical sizes.
Switch sleeper apply for turnout zone at the junction of railway lines.
Bridge wooden sleeper is used for railroad line laying on the bridge.