WC Mega Log Haulers

Compiled by Jeff Eggert

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Overview

In early 2002 the WC took 100 second-hand Southern bulkhead flats and converted them into 50 articulated pulpwood flat cars, so naming them Mega Log Haulers. These cars are 120' long and have a load limit of 308,000 lbs. They ride on 4 standard trucks and are connected by a permanent drawbar.

The Mega Log Haulers are semi-captive within the Northern Wisconsin part of the former WC territory and whether loaded or empty seem to travel through Stevens Point WI. At times Fifield WI is also a major loading point for these cars.

Detail & Differences

Originally the Mega Log Haulers wore WCCL reporting marks and within a few years the CL was removed and the cars were identified only with the alpha WC. A few of the cars still show remnants of the WCCL reporting mark.

There are a few very minor differences in the first few numbered cars. The WC 35200 had the bulkheads moved inward away from the ends of the car, also its pulpwood stakes also are not connected by a bar. The 35200-35202 also share the difference that they do not have the V-shaped bark-catcher plates on the floor where the units meet. The 35200-35202 also have a chain connects the two units at the top of the pulpwood stakes.

Below are Roster Photos, a Built Date Table, and Detail Photos
Roster Photos
WC 35200 - screen resolution
WC 35201 - screen resolution
WC 35212 - screen resolution
WC 35236 - large resolution
Built Date Table - All data gathered during June, July, & August 2006 from personal sightings.
RM NUMBER UNIT BLT DATE BLT DATE UNIT NUMBER
WC 35200 A 4-81 5-81 B 35200
WC 35201 A 6-81 5-81 B 35201
WC 35202 A 6-81 5-81 B 35202
WC 35203 A 4-81 4-81 B 35203
WC 35204 A 4-81 6-81 B 35204
WC 35205 A 7-81 5-81 B 35205
WC 35206 A B 35206
WC 35207 A 5-81 5-81 B 35207
WC 35208 A 4-81 4-81 B 35208
WC 35209 A 5-81 5-81 B 35209
WC 35210 A 4-81 6-81 B 35210
WC 35211 A 6-81 4-81 B 35211
WC 35212 A 6-81 4-81 B 35212
WC 35213 A B 35213
WC 35214 A 7-81 4-81 B 35214
WC 35215 A 4-81 4-81 B 35215
WC 35216 A 6-81 4-81 B 35216
WC 35217 A 7-81 4-81 B 35217
WC 35218 A 5-81 4-81 B 35218
WC 35219 A 7-81 5-81 B 35219
WC 35220 A 5-81 3-81 B 35220
WC 35221 A 4-81 5-81 B 35221
WC 35222 A 4-81 5-81 B 35222
WC 35223 A 3-81 3-81 B 35223
WC 35224 A 3-81 3-81 B 35224
WC 35225 A 4-81 3-81 B 35225
WC 35226 A 4-81 6-81 B 35226
WC 35227 A B 35227
WC 35228 A 2-81 6-81 B 35228
WC 35229 A 6-81 4-81 B 35229
WC 35230 A B 35230
WC 35231 A 7-81 3-81 B 35231
WC 35232 A 7-81 4-81 B 35232
WC 35233 A 6-81 4-81 B 35233
WC 35234 A 4-81 5-81 B 35234
WC 35235 A 4-81 6-81 B 35235
WC 35236 A 6-81 B 35236
WC 35237 A 4-81 5-81 B 35237
WC 35238 A 4-81 5-81 B 35238
WC 35239 A 4-81 7-81 B 35239
WC 35240 A 5-81 5-81 B 35240
WC 35241 A 5-81 5-81 B 35241
WC 35242 A 5-81 4-81 B 35242
WC 35243 A 7-81 4-81 B 35243
WC 35244 A 4-81 4-81 B 35244
WC 35245 A 5-81 5-81 B 35245
WC 35246 A 4-81 4-81 B 35246
WC 35247 A 5-81 6-81 B 35247
WC 35248 A 7-81 5-81 B 35248
WC 35249 A 5-81 5-81 B 35249
Built Date Stats
Month Quantity
2-81 1
3-81 7
4-81 33
5-81 27
6-81 14
7-81 9
Detail Photos - High Resolution
WC 35200 WC 35200 WC 35200 WC 35200 WC 35200
WC 35200 WC 35200 WC 35200 WC 35201 WC 35222
WC 35222 WC 35222 WC 35225 WC 35237 WC 35237
WC 35237 WC 35237 WC 35237 WC 35237 WC 35237
WC 35237 WC 35237 WC 35237