Re: Steel Banding for Rough Cut lumber Loads

Bryian Sones

Thanks All for the info,

Are there any thoughts on Tim's photo that seems to pre-date what has been said?
Seems a long time for a car to be in violation. Don't think this is a photo of a car in service from the late 1950's.

Bryian Sones
Union Pacific Prototype Modeler
Murrieta, CA

On Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 10:36:26 AM PDT, Bob Chaparro via <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:

Late 1950s - Steel strapping was used before World War II on railroad flat car and gondola loads. It was very widely used during the war for military shipments and servicemen became familiar with it, leading to a great increase in its use after the war. Steel strapping for lumber loads, in the form of banding, was not seen until the end of the 1950s. The first use of it on the Southern Pacific, a major lumber shipper, may have been as late as 1959.
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA

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