Today’s standard for construction of new or replacement railroad track is the concrete tie. The finest prestressed concrete ties are manufactured by CXT, Inc. CXT Concrete Ties have many advantages over wood or steel ties and are the preferred choice of railroads and railroad contractors. Our ties provide superior load capacity and stability. The concrete ties are spaced up to 30 inches apart offering reduced material, installation and maintenance costs resulting from an average of 500 fewer ties per mile of track.
CXT Concrete Ties are manufactured with the fastening system integrated into the concrete creating a preset gauge that prevents time consuming measurements and adjustments during installation. A track using CXT Concrete Ties has greater vertical and lateral stiffness. In concert with the consistent, non-shifting gauge, this drastically reduces maintenance for loose rails and fasteners and track related derailments are virtually eliminated.
Unlike wood and steel, concrete ties do not deteriorate or corrode from exposure to weather. Since they are not coated with creosote like wood ties or have sharp edges like steel ties, they are safer for your employees and the environment. They are also noncombustible and lessen the chance of track fire.
CXT, Inc. is the only North American concrete tie producer that is both PCI and ISO 9001:2000 certified. CXT maintains strict standards and uses only quality materials in the manufacture of their concrete ties.