Freight Operations around Altkloster (11 - timber)
The south west corner of Germany is adjacent to the Black Forest, and timber is a secondary industry there. Small sawmills supply materials for pit props (coal mines), vineyard trellis material, fuel, matches, toys, furniture, household building or general carpentry.
This scene from Germany in the 1930s, indicates how carefully the timber is stacked in wagons, and of course all work is done by hand.
On and in the railway wagons, the timber has to be stacked so that it does not shift around in transit, hence the almost artistic, neat arrangement. This photo can be viewed full size, or purchased, at http://www.eisenbahnstiftung.de/bildergalerie/Deutsche%20Reichsbahn%20Gesellschaft by using the search term Holzverladung.
The timber load shown in this wagon is from a set made by Marklin #46192.