Discussion relating to the operations of MTA MetroNorth Railroad including west of Hudson operations and discussion of CtDOT sponsored rail operations such as Shore Line East and the Springfield to New Haven Hartford Line

Moderators: GirlOnTheTrain, nomis, FL9AC, Jeff Smith

  by BandA
how about concrete ties with some sort of coating on the top, or top and sides to prevent water penetration? Like an asphalt. Cement highways covered with asphalt seem to last forever in Massachusetts
  by DutchRailnut
This is not a Metro North subject, MN has pretty much said no more concrete ties.
for idea's like this take it to appropriate forum.
  by nomis
Mod Note: This topic isn't going to become mass-roadway.net or how-to-overengineer-a-railroad-tie.edu, if need be I will move the what-it's into the general discussion thread as it spans more than just our little corner.
  by philipmartin
Apparently bankruptcy didn't put Rocla out of business, from what I can find on Google. http://roclatie.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
  by DutchRailnut
Rocla did not go out of business but it did change ownership.