Covered bulkheads?

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Rico

New Member
Hi, just wandered over from the other side (modelrailroadforums) and was hoping someone can tell me something about these cars.
They are bulkhead flats with CP and SOO markings and have tarp sides with sliding doors and a small plexiglass windows, seen in the lower right corner.
I work with the railways and sell RR surplus and have never seen these before.
The CP guys in Winnipeg know nothing about them either... any suggestions??
 

kenw

5th Generation Texian
seems to me that if they carry pulp, and there are no internal containers or such, that a lot of pulp would just trickle out along the way.
 

MikeM

New Member
I think they were to carry kraft pulp, that neeed to be kept dry. CP built them (or a lot of them) at the Drake Street Yards in the late 70's / early 80's.
 

Rader Sidetrack

New Member
seems to me that if they carry pulp, and there are no internal containers or such, that a lot of pulp would just trickle out along the way.
In a case like this, the "pulp" is actually partially processed paper. It has been converted from wood chips, processed through a papermaking machine, but is not finished into a usable end product. It is generally in the form of sheets made up into bales, much like big hay bales. Most of the water will have been removed.

http://www.stowmasters.com/pulpcharact.htm

The pulp product is generally destined to another converting plant closer to the customer for final finishing.
 




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