Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Railroad ties per mile

From: "Donna Munro" creationsbydonna@shaw.ca

How many rail ties are in an average mile of standard gauge (4' 8 1/2") track?

—Donna Munro

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"There were generally between 2260 and 2640 ties per mile."

" ... the ties were laid 2400 per mile on the plains and 2500 and 2640 in the mountains."

11/08/2011 12:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"... ties are of redwood, averaging twenty-six hundred and seventy. (2670) per mile, laid upon gravel ballasting."
—CPRR Annual Report, 1883

11/08/2011 12:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From: "Donna Munro" creationsbydonna@shaw.ca

Thanks sooooo much for all the help!
There was a question posted by Fort Edmonton.
How many rail ties are there.
There were 6000 my guess, thanks to you, was 6200.
So far the closest ...
Enjoyed your website, will be back to read more. ...

—Donna

11/09/2011 1:04 PM  
Blogger Kevin Powell said...

If you're running 130 ton locomotives, can 100 pound rail support this weight continuously?

3/26/2015 1:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From: "RANDALL HEES" hees@astound.net

Way too many variables not addressed... Steam or Diesel, How many axles on the locomotive, what is the condition of the ties and roadbed, what operating conditions...

Likely yes... it can possibly run on much lighter rail... with higher maintenance required on the road bed...

This is also a bit out of the focus of this board... We are more about a time with 40 ton locomotives running on 56lb rail...

—Randy Hees

3/27/2015 12:48 AM  

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