Modern CANFOR Wraps

An earlier file featured a version of a CANFOR (Canadian Forest Products) wrap from around 1990; here’s a few more modern versions.

CANFOR – ~2003-2006
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CANFOR – ~2010-Present
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CANFOR Red – ~2015
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Stuart Lake Lumber (Fort St. James, BC) – ~1980s (closed 2007)
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(With assistance from A.J. Shewan)

Conrail Lumber Loading Reference Guide

Many thanks to Ryan Krengel for sending this in to me to add to my archive of lumber load information. Ryan is a professional locomotive engineer for CSX in Illinois, and he offered to send me these photocopied pages of a supplemental pocket reference produced by Conrail for their workers and customers with diagrams of how to load and secure lumber on flatcars.

The guide contains about 20 pages (originally about 4×6″ size) of neat little sketch drawings of several variations of loading and securement methods for different sizes of wrapped lumber bundles, with details of things like what size lumber to use for the vertical stabilizers, stakes a guide rails, and how the bundles are strapped together.

Altogether just a gem and a great resource for studying how lumber loads are secured.

Completed E.B. Eddy Lumber Load

Here’s a completed load for E.B. Eddy Forest Products that I finally finished up this evening. It’s one of a pair of loads that I made to fit a kitbashed CP 51’6″ bulkhead flatcar.


This pair of loads will be used out of the E.B. Eddy sawmill at Nairn featured on the club layout.

I also have a small collection of extra stacks of bundles that will be placed along the backdrop at the mill site as part of the scenery for the mill.

The flatcar itself is one of several cars kitbashed by other members of the club to represent Canadian Pacific’s 51’6″ bulkhead flatcars. It was built from an older MDC/Roundhouse (now Athearn) bulkhead flatcar with a shortened body, shortened bulkheads and altered details.

Temrex Lumber Wrap

Another reader-submitted lumber wrap comes from Taylor Main, this one representing Temrex, a local mill in Nouvelle, Québec, in the Gaspé peninsula. Below is a photo of Taylor’s load, and his graphics can be found at the bottom of this post.


A company background indicates that from 1987-2002 the mill was owned by Tembec. In 2002, Tembec entered into a partnership with a subsidiary of Société générale de financement du Québec (SGF) Rexfor creating a joint venture under the name Produits forestiers Temrex. In 2009, SGF bought out Tembec’s interest in the mill and in 2011 merged with Investissement Québec which became Temrex’s sole owner.

This logo then would date from approximately 2009 or 2011 forward.

During the 2002-2009 period, according to Taylor:

I can remember their logo was identical to the Tembec one except it read Temrex in the same blue font and they would have started using the new orange and yellow logo in either 2009 or 2011.

Anyway, without further ado, here’s the printable files:

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Edit: revised version: PDF | XLSX