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    Author(s): P. Koch
    Date: 1976
    Source: Southern Lumberman 233(2896):82-83
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Railroads of the nation must soon install increasing numbers of crossties if rail-beds are to be maintained at an acceptable level. But the problem is that hardwood logs large enough to make one-piece 7- by 9-inch crossties will likely be in short supply. Fortunately, a process is available whereby plentiful small logs can be converted into the needed mainline ties.

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    Koch, P. 1976. Making dowel-laminated crossties with the shaping-lathe headrigs- it should be profitable. Southern Lumberman 233(2896):82-83

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