We provide the products required for the maintenance and upkeep of railway tracks, level crossings and railway bridges. All of our products meet, or exceed, all federal regulations regarding wood preservation in both Canada and the United States.

RAILWAY TIES

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We have access to cross ties, both hardwood and softwood, hardwood switch ties, bridge timbers and tie plugs all produced to AREMA (American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association) Specifications and that are treated to CSA (Canadian Standards Association) O80 Standards and AWPA (American Wood Protection Association) UC4A, B or C

Our hemlock crossing planks are produced by reputable mills in accordance with Class 1 Railway Specifications.

 

AVAILABLE SPECIES

Cross Ties

  • Oaks
  • Northern Mixed Hardwoods
  • Southern Mixed Hardwoods
  • Southern Yellow Pine
  • Eastern Softwoods
  • Western Softwoods
  • Douglas Fir

Switch Ties

  • Oaks
  • Northern Mixed Hardwoods
  • Southern Mixed Hardwoods

Timbers

  • Oaks
  • Southern Yellow Pine
  • Douglas Fir

Crossing Planks

  • Western & Eastern Hemlock

Tie Plugs

  • Eastern White Cedar

 

OFFERED TREATMENTS

  • Creosote
  • Creosote/Petroleum Solutions
  • Ammoniacal Copper Zinc Arsenate (ACZA)
  • Copper Naphthenate (CuN)
  • Pentachlorophenol (PCP)
  • Inorganic Boron (SBX)
  • Inorganic Boron, Oilborne (SBX-O)

Trans Canada Forest Products is a member of the Railway Tie Association (RTA), the foremost authority on railway ties and timbers in North America.