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The Railway Tie Association is the forum for the interests and needs of all groups that depend on the wood crosstie for their business success.

Our mission since 1919: To ensure that the engineered wood crosstie system continues to evolve and improve in order to remain cost-effective and to meet the ever-changing requirements of track systems around the world.

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View the latest Issue of Crossties Magazine

Rail Safety from OLI- See Tracks, Think Train!


Visit our Publications page which contains various Crossties magazine articles, research papers, environmental literature and specifications for crossties.

Check out the new digital version of Crossties magazine!

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Video Message from RTA about wood crossties' history of service. Click here for the full-length version.