Re: Lumber Loads in the Transition Era


 I fully support Tony's statement about the AAR recommendations.

  After reading much source material from the 1930's forward, including reports on wrecks caused by shifting lumber, the AAR recommendations had everything to do with safety and not so much with vandalism.

  Of the comment Jim B made prior about more lumber moving on flats in good weather, there was mention of this in the same AAR records I used for my upcoming Cocoa reefer presentation. However the AAR mention of this seems to be more of a demand driven need of the construction industry, rather than any weather shipping considerations.  

                                                                                                    Jim Dick               Roseville, MN  

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