Re: Steel Banding for Rough Cut lumber Loads

Bryian Sones

Thanks Tony,

Late 1950's would be what I'm looking for, but I'd be interested in the 1963 photo's you have.
They could be helpful if you are willing to share a few of them, please? A couple of the cars I have are SP flats and a gon.

Thank You, 

Bryian Sones
Union Pacific Prototype Modeler
Murrieta, CA

On Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 01:26:14 PM PDT, Tony Thompson <tony@...> wrote:

Bryian Sones wrote:

Does anyone know when steel banding started being used to bundle lumber for transport on rails?
Also, does anyone have any Pics of early steel banding on flatcars they could possibly share?

Late 1950s. I have SP photos of experiments at a lumber mill but they are from 1963.

Tony Thompson

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