Bamboo sleepers aimed at Middle Eastern railways

 

News article: Bamboo sleepers aimed at Middle Eastern railways

A start-up branded TieBam is targeting Asian rail enhancement projects with a novel sleeper design produced from bamboo.

  NSWGR8022 Assistant Commissioner

Location: From the lands of Journalism and Free Speech
Bamboo sleepers would only be good for the environment if they were plantation grown and harvested and assumes there are no native pests who would or could attack the sleepers in Taiwan.

How suitable if at all would they be for Australian conditions?

Bamboo sleepers aimed at Middle Eastern railways

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  WimbledonW Junior Train Controller

Bamboo sleepers would only be good for the environment if they were plantation grown and harvested and assumes there are no native pests who would or could attack the sleepers in Taiwan.

How suitable if at all would they be for Australian conditions?

Bamboo sleepers aimed at Middle Eastern railways
NSWGR8022
Would these bamboo sleepers be made by binding a number of tubular bamboo shoots together, keeping the hollow tubes?

Or would the bamboo be cut into tiny little pieces and glued together like a plastic sleeper already being made?
  justarider Deputy Commissioner

Location: Mister Fact Checker
Would these bamboo sleepers be made by binding a number of tubular bamboo shoots together, keeping the hollow tubes?

Or would the bamboo be cut into tiny little pieces and glued together like a plastic sleeper already being made?
Bamboo is a fabulous fibre, useful in many cases. My undies don't sweat.
Think huge strength chip board, that is waterproof.

But nowhere near comparable to red gum. Asia is pretty scarce for real hardwood.
  WimbledonW Junior Train Controller

1- Would these bamboo sleepers be made by binding a number of tubular bamboo shoots together, keeping the hollow tubes?

2- Or would the bamboo be cut into tiny little pieces and glued together like a plastic sleeper already being made?
Bamboo is a fabulous fibre, useful in many cases. My undies don't sweat.
Think huge strength chip board, that is waterproof.
justarider
3- So we reduce the bamboo to fibres, and then weave (with glue?) a sleeper size base board?
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

Laminated bamboo is incredibly hard. I can see how it would be worth trialling for sleepers.

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