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Don Mejia
(210) 827.6215
Mexico, Central America, South America


How long do Atlas ties last?
The actual lifespan of a railroad tie depends on the environment, operating conditions and what the tie is made of. Atlas composite railroad ties composite railroad ties are expected to last 50 years or more, because they don’t absorb moisture or chemicals, are not susceptible to insect infestations. The only thing Atlas ties absorb is the enormous load of the freight in the cars of your trains.

Are Atlas ties more expensive than wooden ties?
The initial cost of Atlas ties is usually higher than wooden ties, but the long term cost is lower. Because Atlas ties are impervious to heat, moisture, chemicals, electricity, vibration and weight, they last much longer than traditional ties. With our ties, you save the money you would normally spend on frequent chemical treatments (to prevent decomposition), repairs and frequent replacements. With all of the expenses of maintaining a wooden railroad, the value of Atlas’ composite ties really adds up.

Can Atlas ties be used alongside wooden ties?
Yes. In fact, interspersing Atlas ties can extend the life of the track and the remaining wooden ties.

Can the equipment we use to install wood ties install Atlas ties?
Yes. Atlas ties meet the same size and shape specifications and cane be installed with the same mechanical equipment used for wood ties.

What is the environmental impact of using Atlas ties?
There is NO environmental impact from Atlas’ composite ties, they are benign. Atlas ties are made of 100% recycled materials and pose no risk of leaching hazardous chemicals into the ground water. Atlas ties also reduce noise pollution by dampening the sound and vibration of freight on the rails.

How long have Composite ties been used on railroads?
There have been more than 1 million composite ties installed in North America since their introduction a decade ago.

Atlas Trading International
PO Box 1589
Beaverton, OR 97075
Phone: 541-941-4564