Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Wondrous Words
"Within minutes, Mr. Heller had helped him saddle his horse, and he headed toward the Pere Marquette railroad line. He figured Lily was smart enout to follow the tracks as far as they would lead her. But the snow was blowing hard, and if she's left any footprints, they were long gone."

"What if she'd wandered away from the tracks? With th growing snow and drifting, the tracks were well covered. In the denseness of the falling snow, it would only take a misstep to lose the (ties), to get off course, and to get hopelessly lost."bermudaonion

What Are Railroad Ties?

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Millions of railroad ties are recycled every year.
A railroad tie is the cross brace that supports the rails on a railroad track. Outside the U.S., the ties are called, "railway sleepers." The ties are made out of wood or concrete. There are an estimated 3,000 ties used in a mile of railroad track.


  1. That was interesting! I know the word in Italian (my mother tongue) but had never stopped to think about its English translation.
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  2. I've heard and used railroad ties many times - it's nice to know exactly what they are.


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