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Deluxe 10010: Gunderson Hi Side 100T Wood Chip Gondola, Burlington Northern.

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List Price: AU$ 13.80
Price: AU$ 6.90
4.60 USD 6.21 CAD
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These cars were originally sold as part of a six pack for $US62.10. They are offered here as individual units. There are 3 different paint schemes.
The road numbers are as follows: Box 641 = Road #587695; Box 642 = Road #586114; Box 643 = Road #586381; Box 644 = Road #586135; Box 645 = Road #585933; Box 646 = Road #587589. See the enlarged photos of each box.
Please select which box & road number you want by clicking on "Details" & choosing from the drop down list. Fitted with Rapido couplers. In original new "Level 1 Quality" condition. These cars are unique and have never been run. There are no cracks in the boxes, which are the originals. Deluxe Innovations appear to no longer be in business.
Product ID 0641-0646
Manufacturer Deluxe Innovations
  ISBN 1001
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Although they are one of the lightest loads carried by rail, Wood Chips require one of the biggest cars. Wood chips are big business for today's saw mills and lumber operations. Once burned as scrap or fuel-on-site, these by-products of the lumber industry are purchased by paper companies and used to make paper.
This car has a maximum cubic capacity of 6798 feet. It is a shade over 61' long at the end sills. Load limits 189,800 lbs., empty weight is 73,200 lbs. It is an excessive height car at 15' 9".

Many people have the opinion that chip cars came Into being through the disappearance of haystack incinerators, and were used partly to carry waste wood products and waste sawdust. In fact the chip car was developed to transport a very Important product, Woodchips. Paper products and others need LOTS of wood fibre. To ship 100 tons of raw logs or peeler cores (plywood plant raw stock) would take a lot of flatcars. A sophisticated load-unload operation and a lot more train than shipping the wood in its most compact form.
Chipping the wood at the shipping end instead of the receiving end simplifies the entire process. Not only is loading easier (blow it in with a hose or dump it from an overhead bin), but unloading is as well (suck it out with a vacuum hose, dump the car-- rotary or end dump, as both ends are equipped with doors). To keep the chips in the car in transit, they are often run with a net over the load. This net has a fairly tight mesh, and is stored in the hooks in the hinge bar at the top of the ratchet end of the car.
Since the Woodchip Industry is all about maximising effort, and minimising cost, the cars run in unit trains or mini-units (of at least six cars) from lumber mills, transfer loading facilities and chippers. Some of the end users are paper mills, pressboard manufacturers, insulation manufacturers , cardboard factories, pres-to-log plants, and even some power and light companies that use burnable chips for generators.
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