How many miles of railroad track in US?

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There are approximately 233,000 miles of railroad track in the United States.



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Can a car drive on us railroad tracks?

No. Railroad service vehicles require extensive modification in order to be able to do this. Also, it is highly illegal if you're not authorized to do so.

How long does it take to lay a mile of railroad tracks?

The amount of time that it can take to lay a mile of railroad tracks can depend upon several factors. Some of these factors include speed of the workers laying the track and how many workers are laying the track. A record was set in 1869 when a group laid 10 miles of track in less than one day.