Re: Steel Banding for Rough Cut lumber Loads

Bryian Sones

Thanks for the pic Tim!

It appears I've may have a good start according to your photo.
The photo I've attached is just a mockup without the cribbing and bands. 
The stack are real wood, hollow in the middle to save on wood. 
The bottom stacks have weight inside of them.
After looking at your photo I may add some longer stacks to add interest to the load.

Bryian Sones
Union Pacific Prototype Modeler
Murrieta, CA

On Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 02:29:19 PM PDT, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:

This photo was reported to be from 1950, but it could be as late as 1953 I think, assuming that
the car's reweigh interval was not violated (1949->1953)

Someone once offered cast resin loads almost identical to these, but I only have a single stack example.
I sure wish I had been able to find more of the castings, because it's beautiful as well as very light in weight.

On 8/31/2022 4:26 PM, Tony Thompson 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

Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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