InterMountain, HO Scale, R-30-18 Wood Refrigerator Car, PFE Single Herald,
InterMountain

InterMountain, 47401-42, HO Scale, R-30-18 Wood Refrigerator Car, PFE Single Herald, #62456

Regular price $42.95 Sale price $34.95
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Description:

Road #62456

Features:

  • Metal Wheelsets
  • Kadee Couplers
  • Fine Detailed 

Company History

Pacific Fruit Express (reporting mark PFE) was an American railroad refrigerator car leasing company that at one point was, the largest refrigerator car operator in the world.

The company was founded on December 7, 1906, as a joint venture between the Union Pacific and Southern Pacific railroads. It began operation on October 1, 1907, with a fleet of 6,600 refrigerator cars built by the American Car and Foundry Company (ACF). The company was founded on December 7, 1906, as a joint venture between the Union Pacific and Southern Pacific railroads. It began operation on October 1, 1907, with a fleet of 6,600 refrigerator cars built by the American Car and Foundry Company (ACF).

In 1923, the Western Pacific Railroad joined the venture by leasing its own new fleet of 2775 reefers to PFE. They were painted in standard PFE colors with only WP heralds on the cars instead of the paired UP-SP markings. The WP cars were all retired by the late 1950s, among the last wooden reefers in PFE's fleet. WP ended its partnership with PFE in late 1967 and joined Fruit Growers Express instead.

PFE's assets were divided between the UP and SP when the company was split on April 1, 1978. It is now a UP subsidiary.

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Details about the Box-car

The Refrigerator Car R-30-18

R=Refrigerator

30=30tons 

18=Built Version

Built:  8-23

Rebuilt: 10-42