What Is Wet Pulp Service?


Bob Chaparro
 

URTX 100757 has this stenciled on the car side: Ice Or Wet Pulp Service

Photo:

https://www.lakestatesarchive.org/Ed-Wilkommen-Collection/Freight-Cars/i-brxhLQR/A

What is wet pulp service?

Thanks.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Charles Peck
 

Wet pulp would be an intermediate step in making paper.
First processed in one location, finish elsewhere.
Chuck Peck

On Wed, Jan 16, 2019 at 2:39 PM Bob Chaparro <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:

URTX 100757 has this stenciled on the car side: Ice Or Wet Pulp Service

Photo:

https://www.lakestatesarchive.org/Ed-Wilkommen-Collection/Freight-Cars/i-brxhLQR/A

What is wet pulp service?

Thanks.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Allen Montgomery
 

All I know is that the C&NW used insulated cars for wet pulp to the paper mills so they didn't freeze in the winter. Going to go with something like that here...


Allen Montgomery



On Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 12:39:26 PM MST, Bob Chaparro <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:


URTX 100757 has this stenciled on the car side: Ice Or Wet Pulp Service

Photo:

https://www.lakestatesarchive.org/Ed-Wilkommen-Collection/Freight-Cars/i-brxhLQR/A

What is wet pulp service?

Thanks.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Dennis Storzek
 

On Wed, Jan 16, 2019 at 12:37 PM, Charles Peck wrote:
Wet pulp would be an intermediate step in making paper.
First processed in one location, finish elsewhere.
Chuck Peck
And apparently rather common in the Wisconsin paper making region; when one mill had excess pulping capacity, they'd sell "merchant pulp" to the other mills. Both C&NW and the Soo had insulated cars in the service.

Dennis Storzek