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Date: 11/29/21 13:39
SP era lumber flat car loads?
Author: ns6669sd60

Interested in seeing some of your SP era lumber flat loads modeled from the PNW. I have seen videos of some of the prototype trains and was wondering if that's what is transported I the box cars too?



Date: 11/29/21 14:03
Re: SP era lumber flat car loads?
Author: dmaffei

Pic one is WOT load
Pic two is Owl Mt. Models load modified to fit 70s era load
See this thread too:
https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?3,5361383,5361825#5361825








Date: 11/29/21 15:07
Re: SP era lumber flat car loads?
Author: LarryDoyle

dmaffei Wrote:
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> Pic one is WOT load
> Pic two is Owl Mt. Models load modified to fit 70s
> era load
> See this thread too:
> https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?3,
> 5361383,5361825#5361825


The car in the last image has received some severe coupling impacts, hasn't it?

-LD



Date: 11/29/21 15:33
Re: SP era lumber flat car loads?
Author: wattslocal

That's a fine lumber load with all the lifts bound together, but nothing tying everything to the flat.



Date: 11/29/21 15:52
Re: SP era lumber flat car loads?
Author: WAF

LarryDoyle Wrote:
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> dmaffei Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Pic one is WOT load
> > Pic two is Owl Mt. Models load modified to fit
> 70s
> > era load
> > See this thread too:
> >
> https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?3,
>
> > 5361383,5361825#5361825
>
>
> The car in the last image has received some severe
> coupling impacts, hasn't it?
>
> -LD

Loose dimensional board shipment. Saw them all the time



Date: 11/29/21 17:41
Re: SP era lumber flat car loads?
Author: up833

As noted the bundles are not fanstened to the car and the top bundles are not fanstened to the lower bundles. Rejected by the car inspector for sure.
Loose lumber, smaller demensional went in boxcars. Some cars had end doors (small window) for loading long boards.  Things change with time. Shakes always went in boxcars and plywood and OSB goes in boxes. Also partical board and MDF.
RB



Date: 11/29/21 20:45
Re: SP era lumber flat car loads?
Author: tomstp

Sheet rock for years went in box cars too.  In the early 1960's we started seeing it wrapped in black plastic and put on flat cars.



Date: 11/29/21 20:53
Re: SP era lumber flat car loads?
Author: tracktime

> That's a fine lumber load with all the lifts bound
> together, but nothing tying everything to the
> flat.
Prior to the adoption of Centerbeam flats, the practice of nothing tying the lumber directly to the flat IS prototypical for the 1970s out West.
 



Date: 11/29/21 23:26
Re: SP era lumber flat car loads?
Author: up833

Wasnt it routine then to have posts in the sill pockets to keep the load aboard?
RB



Date: 11/30/21 13:20
Re: SP era lumber flat car loads?
Author: grahamline

Not uncommon then to have guiderails spiked lengthwise on the flatcar deck to keep loads from slipping sideways.  Search "lumber loading on flatcars" and railroad-issued "Pocket Reference Guides" will show up.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/30/21 13:39 by grahamline.



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