How heavy are railroad ties?

Answer The average railroad tie is 8 1/2 feet long, 9 inches wide and 7 inches thick. The average, wooden, railroad tie weighs between 100 and 175 lbs. Older, used railroad ties weigh less than modern p... Read More »

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How do I cut railroad ties?

PreparationPlace two cement blocks on the ground to serve as your cutting table. Measure and mark the tie where you want to make the cut. Check the tie for any metal hardware and remove it if found... Read More »

Where can I get a few old railroad ties?

Ask your local railroad yard or you can often special order them from places like Home Depot, Lowe's or Menard's or other home improvement outlets.

How much are new railroad ties?

As of April 2010, the Park catalog, a subsidiary of the Highland Products Group, sells new railroad ties for $88 apiece. Each railroad tie is eight feet long, six inches high and eight inches wide ... Read More »

Can I put tile on railroad ties?

Yes you can tile over railroad ties, but the wood has to be prepared for the installation. Because the wood is rough and not level, you'll need to sand the surface and level it with compound. By tr... Read More »