Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Nothampton Saw Mill Adds Wood Chip Loader

Saw Mill Expansion

In the photo below, a high-sided wood chip hopper car has been spotted at the new wood chip loader beside the Patterson Lumber Mill in Northampton.  The Patterson family was convinced by the railway that there would be a growing market for woodchips, and that the railway would provide the best means for transport.  The loader is a very basic scratch-built structure, connected to the mill by a long overhead pipe that travels across the mill yard.