Re: Lumber Loads in 1947


In a message dated 12/19/2015 5:10:59 P.M. Central Standard Time, STMFC@... writes:
Were the wire or cross pieces pulled down tightly against the top of the stack? If not would friction have been enough to keep the top layers in place against coupling and slack action?

"Kind of" Most of the bigger yards had a home made rig using an adjustable plate which could be raised and lowered so the engine could push the boards sticking out back in to the bundle.  See 11:46- 12:06 in the movie "Right & Wrong Way to Deliver a New Television!" by the Santa Fe Railroad filmed in the 50's for a particularly heavy duty example in action.

Mark Rickert

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