March 18, 2019
Logistics and transportation are vitally important when it comes to any successful steel mill or mini-mill business. Some mills depend heavily on the US railway system to transport their scrap metal. But when it comes time to lay new track material, old rail has got to go. In this scenario, the rails take on a different role—as profitable scrap yard material in their own right. This material is classified as rails 2 ft. and under, but can also be referred to in some circles as “Rail, Steel No. 2 Cropped Rail Ends.”
Rails 2 ft. and under scrap includes standard sections, with original weights of 50 pounds per yard and over, 2 feet long and under, as specified by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.
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