2010 BNO Railyard Powder
2011 BNO Railyard N Scale Ballast
2012 BNO Railyard Ho Scale Ballast
2013 BNO Railyard HO Main Line Ballast
2014 BNO Railyard Large Scale Ballast
2015 BNO Railyard Boulders Scale
Track ballast forms the trackbed upon which railroad ties (sleepers) are laid. It is packed between, below, and around the ties. It is used to bear the load from the railroad ties, to facilitate drainage of water, and to keep down vegetation that might interfere with the track structure. The ballast also holds the track in place as the trains roll over it. It consists of crushed stone. The term “ballast” comes from a nautical term for the stones used to stabilize a ship.