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November 3, 2017

Railroad sues railroad tie maker; says 4.7 million ties are defective

By JEFF MARTIN
Associated Press

ATLANTA — One of the nation's largest railroads must replace millions of defective wooden railroad ties on its tracks because they're degrading faster than expected, the company said in a federal lawsuit.

Norfolk Southern Railway blames an Alabama company that produced its railroad ties of failing to use proper protective coating on more than 4.7 million of them, the railroad said in its lawsuit filed this month in U.S. District Court in Alabama.


 
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