Crossties

JUL-AUG 2018

Crossties is published for users and producers of treated wood crossties.

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RTA WEBSITE BECOME A MEMBER CONTACT BECOME A MEMBER RTA WEBSITE CONTACT Cahaba Pressure Treated Forest Products Eagle Metal Products East Coast Railroad Gross & Janes Co. Hurdle Machine Works Koppers Inc. CROSSTIES • JULY/AUGUST 2018 14 FIELD TRIP Frank Halbert, L.B. Foster-Pueblo's operations manager, greets RTA contin- gent and briefs them on safety and flow of the facility tour. Standard 6 hole insulated joint. Halbert starts with explaining an insulated rail joint. Multiple rail weights and profiles require just as many joint bars. Ceramic end post goes between rails. Top of rail showing end post and insulated plate. A bloom exiting the re-heat furnace. Set of rolling mill finisher rolls, displaying the engraving used to create the rail brand. A hot saw is used to cut rails to length. Lift of rails ready to be placed in storage racks for cooling. DAY 2 L.B. Foster, TTCI, Royal Gorge L.B. Foster Our tour director for Evraz Steel, Madeline Stelter, briefs the group on safety prior to the visit. Darek Lee of Evraz Steel discusses operations during the visit. Blooms are loaded on the re-heat furnace charge bed. Blooms are being processed at the first breakdown mill stand. Evraz Steel STOP 2 STOP 1

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