Re: Pulpwood, Wood Chips: Uses other than Paper?

Eric Hansmann

The rayon plant is a large feature on Jim Brewer’s HO scale N&W Shenandoah layout. It was featured in Model Railroad Planning but I can’t recall the year. 

Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN

On Aug 3, 2022, at 7:06 PM, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:

Didn't someone create a model of one of these plants? -- I don't remember if it was MM or RMJ
or MR or another magazine, but I do remember it was a printed article. Maybe 20 years ago?

Paper and lumber mills can be gigantic.

And another use for "pulpwood" was wooden matches. The Diamond Matches mill up in northern
MN took in dozens of cars every day and shipped them out in 40 foot box cars.

On 8/3/2022 7:53 PM, Craig Zeni wrote:
And in Scott's 1959 rayon and viscose fiber plants were still in production - Celanese at Narrows, VA and North American Rayon at Elizabethton TN were still active. I think Dupont in Waynesboro VA was also a rayon plant.  Rayon and viscose fiber production needs two things in quantity - water and cellulose.

Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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