Railway Sleepers

At our Dartford yard EE Olley stock a wide range of railway sleepers both reclaimed and new softwood and hardwood.

The popular hardwood reclaimed sleepers are recovered from Europe and are usually creosote coated oak making them heavy, strong and durable. These characteristics are ideal for retaining walls, aggregate bays and landscaping although frequent skin contact should be avoided.

A more economic reclaimed sleeper is the softwood version which provides similar end use solutions but is less durable and tends to be more distressed than the hardwood version.

New pressure impregnated softwood sleepers are available in GREEN or BROWN in standard lengths of 2400mm but other lengths are available cut to order usually within 7-10 days.

An increasingly popular selection of sleepers is the new European OAK timbers available in mainly two section sizes 100x200mm and 125x250mm. The quality of our sleepers is defined unlike others on the market with restriction on the level of wane and sapwood allowed resulting in an attractive landscape product. They are even used for the manufacture of rustic furniture such as benches and tables etc.

All the sleepers EE Olley supply are responsibly sourced and covered under FSC Reclaimed, FSC 100%, FSC Mix 70% or 100% PEFC certified or 70% PEFC Certified status.

Reclaimed Railway Sleepers - Softwood

Sawn Finish

Product Size Stock Length Heat Treatment Environmental Scheme
150 x 240mm 2600mm Creosote* FSC

Reclaimed Railway Sleepers - Hardwood

Sawn Finish

Product Size Stock Length Heat Treatment Environmental Scheme
150 x 250mm 2600mm Creosote* FSC
150 x 250mm 1300mm Creosote* FSC

Railway Sleepers - Softwood

European Whitewood/Redwood - Sawn Finish

Product Size Stock Length Heat Treatment Environmental Scheme
100 x 200mm 2400mm GREEN Tanalith E FSC
120 x 245mm 2400mm GREEN Tanalith E FSC
125 x 250mm Special order GREEN Tanalith E FSC
120 x 245mm 2400mm BROWN Tantone FSC
125 x 250mm 2400mm INCISED GREEN Tanalith E to Use Class 4 15yr Waranty FSC

Sleeper Options

2600mm & 3000mm Available to order
Douglas Fir Available to order
Incised Available to order

Railway Sleepers - Hardwood

European Oak - Sawn Finish

Product Size Stock Length Heat Treatment Environmental Scheme
100 x 200mm 2400mm None PEFC
100 x 200mm 2400mm 3000mm None PEFC

Sleeper Options

Planed finish Available to order
Cross cut ends Available to order

*Handling guidelines for creosoted railway sleepers

  • Avoid all skin contact- Handle with gloves using recommended handling techniques and lifting methods.
  • Wear a dust mask & eye protection when sawing or machining.
  • Dispose of off-cuts, sawdust etc. safely (Wood waste may be disposed of by burning subject to any local rules on burning in the open or via your local waste disposal facilities.
  • Never use sleepers indoors, for toys or playgrounds or for garden furniture.
  • Do not use sleepers for use that may come into contact with or contaminate animal or human foodstuffs.