Author: Richard Day

Building Pulpwood Cars

In East Texas where I grew up, the harvesting and shipping of pulp wood was a common sight. Trucks delivered the cut logs to shipping yards where the logs were placed on rail cars designed for that purpose. Pulpwood cars were very similar to today’s bulk head flats with the major difference being the floors of the cars were sloped toward the center sill and in many cases the bulkheads were open frames. I recently decided to try and build a 50’s era pulpwood car in 1.5” scale.