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How much does a railroad tie weight?

The weight of a railroad tie depends on their size and specifications. They can range anywhere from 100 to 300 pounds. The majority of railroad ties weigh close to 200 pounds.

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Also to know is, how much does a railroad tie cost?

The tie is worth about $20. The sideboards may be $3-4 per log if it's junky, maybe more if they are red oak #1 com or better. So if you can do 100 ties a day you can earn maybe $1100 a day before expenses.

One may also ask, is it illegal to take railroad ties? Every EPA site said the same thing about the main preservative in old railroad ties: "Creosote is a possible human carcinogen and has no registered residential use." So it's actually illegal to use old railroad ties in a home landscape.

Herein, how big is a railroad tie?

x 9 in. x 8 ft.; Actual: 96 in.) Used Railroad Tie-Cresote Treated (Common: 7 in.

What is a railroad tie made of?

Railroad ties are traditionally made of wood, but prestressed concrete is now also widely used, especially in Europe and Asia. Steel ties are common on secondary lines in the UK; plastic composite ties are also employed, although far less than wood or concrete.

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