How Much Does Railroad Track Weigh Per Foot?


Railroad track is usually graded as weight in pounds per yard, so the weight can be divided by three to get feet. There are varying weights of track, with the heavier tracks being able to carry higher weights over longer distances. The usual range of railroad track weight is 115 pounds per yard.
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