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How much do concrete railroad ties weigh?
Last Updated: 19th April, 2020
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Simply so, how much does a standard railroad tie weigh?
Furthermore, how long do concrete railroad ties last? Kevin Haugh, president of CXT Inc., provides somewhat shorter estimates of tie service life: about 40 years for concrete versus a range for wood tie life of from 8-10 years up to 15-25 years dependent on the climate and wood type.
Simply so, how much does a 9 railroad tie weigh?
A railroad tie weighs between 145 and 200 pounds, depending on the condition or grade of the tie. This weight is based upon the most common size of railroad tie in use today, according to the Railway Tie Association. The most common size of railroad tie is 9 inches wide, 7 inches tall and 8 1/2 feet long.
How much does railroad track weight per foot?
Most railroad track used for main line trains in the United States weighs at least 130 pounds per yard, or 43.33 pounds per foot.