Railroad Cross Ties For Sale

The robust wooden Railroad Ties, intricately crafted from Oak, Sweet Gum, and other hardwoods, are indispensable in forestry applications, underpinning the rails in railroad tracks with unwavering support. Their durability and resistance to rot and decay are further augmented through meticulous treatment with specialized preservatives, especially notable in the case of Creosote Railroad Ties. For those seeking an unaltered option, our Untreated Railroad Ties provide similar steadfast support and longevity, embodying the raw strength and durability of nature.

Why Forestry.com is the Best Place to Buy Railroad Ties

At Forestry.com, we offer the highest quality railroad ties at unbeatable prices. We have a wide selection of lumber in different species, sizes, and grades. We can help you understand the different species of wood and their properties, and we can help you select the right size and grade of railroad ties for your project. We also offer a satisfaction guarantee, so you can be sure that you are getting a quality product.

Here are some of the benefits of buying railroad ties from Forestry.com:

Choosing the Right Railroad Tie Grade for your project

Grade Quality Appearance Uses Railroad Tie Sizes Stock
Premium Best New/Pristine Heavy Duty 8x8, 7x9 In Stock
Landscape (#1 Railroad Tie) Solid Minor Wear Landscaping 8x8, 7x9, 6x8, 6x6 In Stock
Standard (#2 Railroad Tie) Moderate Imperfections Garden/Décor 8x8, 7x9, 6x8, 6x6 In Stock
Economy (#3 Railroad Tie) Low Splits/Damage Non-Structural 6x8, 6x6 In Stock

Here's a quick breakdown:

  • Premium: These ties boast near-perfect condition, ideal for heavy-duty jobs like bridge timbers and switch ties. They come at a premium price, but their durability and pristine appearance justify the cost.
  • Grade #1 Railroad Tie: The most common choice for home projects, these ties offer good value with solid wood, minimal wear, and a dark creosote treatment for longevity. They're perfect for landscaping walls, edging, furniture, and retaining walls, though caution regarding creosote is advised.
  • Grade #2 Railroad Tie: Showing signs of wear and tear, these ties are less durable but still suitable for garden borders, pathways, rustic décor, and raised beds. Their imperfections come at a lower price point, making them a budget-friendly option.
  • Grade #3 Railroad Tie: The workhorses of the scrap pile, these ties are best for non-structural applications like mulch, firewood, or limited landscaping (with caution). Their affordability reflects their condition, making them ideal for projects where aesthetics aren't paramount.

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Railroad Ties Is Just A Small Part Of What We Offer

Along with our different wood species of railroad cross ties, you’ll find all sorts of different types of railroad cross ties to choose from - such as new railroad cross ties and used old railroad cross ties, Register and start listing your own railroad cross ties and earn money today!

Frequently Asked Questions about Railroad Ties
  1. How much are railroad ties worth?
  2. Prices vary, but they can range from $15 to $50 per tie, based on condition and location.

  3. How to cut railroad ties?
  4. Use a circular saw with a carbide-tipped blade for straight cuts. Wear safety gear.

  5. Can you cut railroad ties with a chainsaw?
  6. Yes, a chainsaw works, but a circular saw with a carbide blade is safer and more precise.

  7. What are railroad ties treated with?
  8. Creosote is the most common treatment to protect against decay and pests.

  9. How to make railroad ties look better?
  10. Sanding and applying a wood sealant or paint can improve their appearance.

  11. What is the best way to cut railroad ties?
  12. Use a circular saw with a carbide-tipped blade for cleaner cuts.

  13. Are railroad ties good for retaining walls?
  14. Yes, they're sturdy and often used, but consider environmental concerns with creosote.

  15. Can railroad ties be used for landscaping?
  16. Yes, they're commonly used for borders, steps, and raised beds in landscaping.

  17. Why are they called rail road ties?
  18. They "tie" or connect the rails to maintain track alignment.

  19. Why are railroad ties made of wood?
  20. Wood's durability, cost-effectiveness, and availability made it a historical choice.

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Railroad Tie - 7"X9"X8'

2830 Papago Ct #1, santa rosa, WY 95403