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Deep Rib Woodchip Cars:

Wood chips are used to make paper, and particle board and sometimes even burned as fuel. Ironically, for decades wood chips were burned as waste by sawmills who had no use for them. It wasn't until the fifties that they really began to be viewed as a commodity. Railroads solved the problem early on by adding high sides to gondolas, or "can-opener-ing" boxcars (cutting the roofs off and welding up the doors) . While this worked for a while (some of them are still in service), there was a need for something stronger and bigger.

Originally developed in the late 60's by Gunderson Brothers, this design class would see service from coast to coast. Gunderson often licensed the design to builders like Magor, Maxon, Ortner, and others. These builders would add their own twists, but the design would stay basically the same.The deep rib gondolas have sides that are slightly sloped to make unloading by rotary dumper a little easier. The ends are also hinged at the top (opening like a big garage door) so the car can be unloaded by tilt table (like a dump truck) or the end can be propped open and the car can be unloaded by skip loader. Although the sides are sloped, the ribs are not, which means the ribs seem to get deeper from the top of the car down. The 100T deep rib woodchip car had the rigidity to withstand being upended on a lift, and emptied through the swinging doors at the end of the car.

With the first version of the cars, built for the Northern Pacific, there was only one end door, with a high mounted brake wheel occupying the other end. This necessitated having the cars in the correct orientation for switching. When the UP ordered cars, Gunderson Brothers was asked to have the cars open from both ends. Union Pacific ordered many of the cars, some with ratchet brake handles and some with a side-mounted brake wheel. In the southwest and the southeast, similar designs were in use for the Western Pacific, the Southern, the CSX, and others.

Not all of the cars were in railroad service, as several paper manufacturers owned their own cars. The models feature all of the appropriate end detail including top hinges on both ends. The brake "wheel" on most releases is actually a ratchet arm rather than the traditional wheel although in some instances (such as our second Union Pacific run) a wheel is used. These cars come with the appropriate 100 ton Roller Bearing trucks. The immense size of these cars make them a real head turner when mixed into a normal freight train.

Most of these cars are still in use. Some of them have been sold or repainted into new owner schemes. The Northern Pacific cars are still working on the BN- some in their original paint, some with the road numbers painted out and repainted for BN, some fully repainted into Cascade Green. Also, NP cars have been sold to several other roads, like the D&NE who painted out the NP markings apparently with a roller!

These sturdy steel cars will be joining their more modern counterparts serving the paper manufacturers and woodchip burners well into the future. In the meantime, more uses for these large cars are coming up all the time. Out of Los Angeles, you regularly see these cars carrying shredded aluminum up to a location in Montana, for an as yet undetermined use. They are also used in recycling service.

One thing you will never see is one of these cars loaded for coal. While the proverbial "pound of feathers vs. pound of lead weighs the same, they don't take up the same space. If one were to fill one of these cars with coal, you would likely never be able to move it!

The Model:
The Deluxe Innovations Gunderson Deep Rib 100T Woodchip Car accurately represents the prototype with ribs that are deeper at the bottom than they are at the top. MUCH deeper! In fact, we were stymied for months on how to actually print this car. Eventually, we came up with a now patented methodology for getting ink onto these cars to accurately represent the prototype. The cars come with a sprue of crossbraces for the top that allow you to add them if you are running empty. As with all deluxe products, the braces are molded in a color that is most useful for the model as built. The underside of the car continues the ribbing apparent on the sides, and the brake gear reversing lever actually protrudes from the side of the car, as it does on the prototype.

If one were to wish to model the end doors as opening, they come as a separate piece to facilitate this. Cutting down the ends, and making an opening door requires one extra set of door molding, which are available from the deluxe factory. There are two end variations available, one for the early Northern Pacific prototype, and one for the standard prototype. The NP version carries the High Mounted brake wheel on a fixed end, and the standard version carries end doors on both ends. The NP sides are clear of all brake hardware, and the standard version has a side mounted ratcheting handle. In addition, we have produced the UP side mounted brake wheel version, which was built at the request of the UP car foreman. NP also had this version of the car, and several are still around, some even repainted for BN!

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Part #: DI-AR-0047 - American Railcar Leasing C&D Waste - Set of 6 cars - Deep Rib Demolition Waste {Woodchip} Gondola(s)
Squeak N Products is releasing a run of American Railcar Leasing (ARL) Construction and Demolition Waste Cars on the DeLuxe deep rib woodchip gondola body. ARL was formed from the leasing business of ACF Industries. These cars carry FWTX reporting marks as they were built for and originally leased to First Waste Transload Inc. which is no longer in business. C&D cars are generally known as Trash Cars although they rarely carry regular garbage. Blocks of the cars are seen on the Susquehanna (NYSW) main line as well in as other parts of the Northeastern U.S. and Ontario, Canada.
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Part #: AR-0047-01 - American Railcar Leasing C&D Waste - Road #: FWTX 620001 - Deep Rib Demolition Waste {Woodchip} Gondola
Part #: AR-0047-02 - American Railcar Leasing C&D Waste - Road #: FWTX 620022 - Deep Rib Demolition Waste {Woodchip} Gondola
Part #: AR-0047-03 - American Railcar Leasing C&D Waste -- Road #: FWTX 620047 - Deep Rib Demolition Waste {Woodchip} Gondola
Part #: AR-0047-04 - American Railcar Leasing C&D Waste - Road #: FWTX 620068 - Deep Rib Demolition Waste {Woodchip} Gondola
Part #: AR-0047-05 - American Railcar Leasing C&D Waste - Road #: FWTX 620073 - Deep Rib Demolition Waste {Woodchip} Gondola
Part #: AR-0047-06 - American Railcar Leasing C&D Waste - Road #: FWTX 620090 - Deep Rib Demolition Waste {Woodchip} Gondola
Squeak N Products is releasing a run of American Railcar Leasing (ARL) Construction and Demolition Waste Cars on the DeLuxe deep rib woodchip gondola body. ARL was formed from the leasing business of ACF Industries. These cars carry FWTX reporting marks as they were built for and originally leased to First Waste Transload Inc. which is no longer in business. C&D cars are generally known as Trash Cars although they rarely carry regular garbage. Blocks of the cars are seen on the Susquehanna (NYSW) main line as well in as other parts of the Northeastern U.S. and Ontario, Canada.
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Part #: DI-100011 Brown Dimi Data - Deep Rib Woodchip Gondola(s) Click
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Part #: DI-100021 Black Dimi Data - Deep Rib Woodchip Gondola(s)
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Part #: DI-100221  Union Pacific - Road #: UP 147993 - Deep Rib Gunderson Woodchip Car
There are 2 basic versions of the car in this run of 6 road numbers. One car in each multi-Pack will have the UP shield while the rest have billboard lettering. Most have a ratchet style brake and one, road number 147678, has a side mounted brake wheel.
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Part #: DI-100222 Union Pacific - Road #s: UP 147678, UP 148118 - Deep Rib Gunderson Woodchip Car - 2-Pack Click
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Part #: DI-100223 Union Pacific - Road #s: UP 148082, UP 148039, UP 147802 - Deep Rib Gunderson Woodchip Car - 3-Pack
There are 2 basic versions of the car in this run of 6 road numbers. One car in each multi-Pack will have the UP shield while the rest have billboard lettering. Most have a ratchet style brake and one, road number 147678, has a side mounted brake wheel.

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Part #: DI-105611 - Southeastern Industrial Enterprises C&D/Trash Service Cars- Road #: TERX 233 - Deep Rib Woodchip Gondola(s)
The single car has different billboard lettering on each side and no conspicuity striping. There are a total of 6 road numbers. Look for a run of shallow rib cars in TERX to be announced in the near future too.
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Part #: DI-105612 - Southeastern Industrial Enterprises C&D/Trash Service Cars - Road #’s: TERX 231, 236 - Deep Rib Woodchip Gondola(s) - 2 Pack (have stencils on 2 different panels) Click
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Part #: DI-105613 - Southeastern Industrial Enterprises C&D/Trash Service Cars - Road #’s: TERX 227, 228, 229 - Deep Rib Woodchip Gondola(s) - 3 Pack
The 3-pack cars have a 2 pane stencil on one panel and have yellow conspicuity stripes. There are a total of 6 road numbers. Look for a run of shallow rib cars in TERX to be announced in the near future too.
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Part #: DI-106011 - Greenbrier Leasing - Road #: GBRX 34691 (Brown ex-NP) - Deep Rib Woodchip Gondola

Greenbrier Leasing Deep Rib Cars with High-mounted Brakewheel

Greenbrier Leasing acquired these cars and quickly put them into service after applying black patchs and new reporting marks. Later, the old heralds were patched in body (almost!) color paint.
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Part #: DI-106012 - Greenbrier Leasing - Road #: GBRX 34681, 34694 (Brown ex-NP) - Deep Rib Woodchip Gondola(s) - 2 Pack Click
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Part #: DI-106021 - Greenbrier Leasing - Road #: GBRX 34536 (Green ex-BN) - Deep Rib Woodchip Gondola

Greenbrier Leasing Deep Rib Cars with High-mounted Brakewheel

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Part #: DI-106022 - Greenbrier Leasing - Road #: GBRX 34527, 34534 (Green ex-BN) - Deep Rib Woodchip Gondola - 2 Pack Click
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Part #: DI-106023 - Greenbrier Leasing - Road #'s: GBRX 34505, 34511, 34526 (Green ex-BN) - Deep Rib Woodchip Gondola - 3 Pack

Greenbrier Leasing Deep Rib Cars with High-mounted Brakewheel

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Part #: DI-100711 - Western Pacific - Road #: WP 5108 - Deep Rib Woodchip Gondola(s)
The Feather River Route railroad had only 10 of our deep rib woodchip gondolas, and we already released 7 numbers, so this single is a duplicate of a number in the 6-pack from 1995. The cars are black with white billboard lettering.
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Part #: DI-100713 - Western Pacific - Road #’s: WP 5102, 5105, 5109 - Deep Rib Woodchip Gondola(s) - 3 Pack Click
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Part #: DI-100311  Southern Railway Single Car - Road #: SOU 139496 - Deep Rib Gunderson Woodchip Car
This run is 6 road numbers of black cars with white billboard lettering and the Wood Chip Service logos. One car in each multi-pack has the service logo in yellow and black, the rest are white and black. These cars have a high-mounted brake wheel on the end.
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Part #: DI-100312 Southern Railway - Road #s: SOU 139563, SOU 139664 - Deep Rib Gunderson Woodchip Car - 2-Pack Click
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Part #: DI-100313  Southern Railway - Road #s: SOU 139670, SOU 139543, SOU 139675 - Deep Rib Gunderson Woodchip Car - 3-Pack
This run is 6 road numbers of black cars with white billboard lettering and the Wood Chip Service logos. One car in each multi-pack has the service logo in yellow and black, the rest are white and black. These cars have a high-mounted brake wheel on the end.

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Part #: DI-100411 - Canadian/Canadien National - Road #:  CN 873605 - Deep Rib Woodchip Gondola(s)

These cars have a minor but important difference on each side, the name is spelled “Canadian” on one side and “Canadien” on the other. A total of 10 different road numbers will be made in this run of brown cars with white lettering.

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Part #: DI-100412 - Canadian/Canadien National - Road #’s: CN 873628, 873636 - Deep Rib Woodchip Gondola(s) - 2 Pack Click
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Part #: DI-100413 - Canadian/Canadien National - Road #’s: CN 873639, 873660, 873673 - Deep Rib Woodchip Gondola(s) - 3 Pack Click
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Part #: DI-100414 - Canadian/Canadien National- Road #’s: CN 873600, 873611, 873642, 873654 - Deep Rib Woodchip Gondola(s) - 4 Pack
These cars have a minor but important difference on each side, the name is spelled “Canadian” on one side and “Canadien” on the other. A total of 10 different road numbers will be made in this run of brown cars with white lettering.

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Part #: DI-100611 Milwaukee Road - Road #: MILW 276032 - Deep Rib Gunderson Woodchip Car
Decorated in brown with white billboard lettering, these cars are all identical except the 6 different road numbers. The bodies are deep rib with both ends hinged and a side-mounted brake wheel.
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Part #: DI-100612 Milwaukee Road - Road #s: MILW 276053, MILW 276108 - Deep Rib Gunderson Woodchip Car - 2-pack Click
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Part #: DI-100613  Milwaukee Road - Road #s: MILW 276125, MILW 276138, MILW 276147 - Deep Rib Gunderson Woodchip Car - 3-Pack
Decorated in brown with white billboard lettering, these cars are all identical except the 6 different road numbers. The bodies are deep rib with both ends hinged and a side-mounted brake wheel.

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2007 Announcement - ETA: TBA
Part #: DI-105801 Burlington Northern single car - Deep Rib Gunderson Woodchip Car
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Part #: DI-105803 Burlington Northern - Deep Rib Gunderson Woodchip Car - 3-pack Click
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2007 Release - Delivered
Part #: DI-105911 - Ashley Drew & Northern - Deep Rib Gunderson Woodchip Car
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Late 2006 Release - Delivered
Part #: DI-105701 - CSX (Ex SCL) - Deep Rib Gunderson Woodchip Car
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Part #: DI-105601 - Seaboard Coast Line - Deep Rib Gunderson Woodchip Car
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Part #: DI-105501 - Norfolk Southern - Deep Rib Gunderson Woodchip Car
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Part #: DI-105201 -Columbia & Cowlitz - High End Brake Wheel - Deep Rib Gunderson Woodchip Car
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Part #: DI-105203 - Columbia & Cowlitz - High End Brake Wheel - Deep Rib Gunderson Woodchip Car - 3-Pack Click
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Part #: DI-105111 - Northern Pacific - Deep Rib Gunderson Woodchip Car
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Part #: DI-105113 - Northern Pacific - Deep Rib Gunderson Woodchip Car - 3-Pack Click
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Part #: DI-10080 CSX Singles - Deep Rib Gunderson Woodchip Car
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We used to hold items but learned a VERY EXPENSIVE lesson. When we held items for customers’ orders, the order never materialized 80%+ of the time.  We lost out on the orders placed while the item was on hold.  Also we wasted staff time that could have been used to pull actual orders.
Since we are well known for finding older stock the fact that it may not be on our shelves at this minute does not mean we can’t get it. So, as we spell out on our terms pages, we don’t do it anymore.
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