Types of sleepers used in railway are
- Wooden Sleepers
- Metal Sleepers
The sleepers made of timber are known as wooden sleepers. These sleepers were widely used as the best type of sleepers as they fulfilled all the requirements of an ideal sleeper. But these are now backdated and not used widely.
The sleepers usually made of cast iron or steel are known as metal sleepers. Due to growing shortage of timber to be used for wooden sleepers, their high maintenance, cast and short life, metal sleepers are now being widely used.
Metal sleepers are two types:
- Steel Sleepers
- Cast Iron Sleepers