Re: Lumber Loads on Flat Cars and in Box Cars


I have photos from ten years in the future, referenced from the cutoff date of this list, showing dimensional lumber loosely stacked on flatcars, and one case of a mixed wrapped and non-wrapped load, so wrapped bundles did take a long time to take over the market.

Ron Merrick

--- In STMFC@..., Richard Hendrickson <rhendrickson@...> wrote:

On Jun 29, 2012, at 1:11 PM, Guy Wilber wrote:

Richard Hendrickson wrote:

"Packaged lumber (i.e., even-sized stacks wrapped in plastic) wasn't
shipped on flat cars until the '60s and later."
As usual, Guy has lots of documentation, so I stand corrected (at
least partly). I would still maintain that large-scale shipment of
plastic-wrapped packaged lumber was largely a '60s phenomenon, but
the concept of packaging lumber of uniform sizes obviously caught on
earlier than I had thought.

Richard Hendrickson

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