Historical Train GIF's

Updated Sept. 2, 2003

Reefer Timeline
1969 1978 2000 2003

Reefer images
Left Right Series Type In use Updated
BNFE 19300-19699 Mechanical ?-2000-? 7/1/02
PFE 457000-457500
1969-1978*-? 9/1/03
PFE 457501-458100
1969-1978*-? 9/1/03
SPFE 457000-457500 1978*-1994-? 9/2/03 (clean)
9/2/03 (weathered)


* 1978 Pacific Fruit Express dissolved and divided between its parents, SP and UP

Refrigerator Car Bibliography:

57-foot RPL-class reefers from Con-Cor kits in HO or N scale, with drawing and photos, Railmodel Journal, March 1993

57-foot RPL-class refrigerator cars (Part II), with photos, Railmodel Journal, April 1993

Modeling PFE 57-foot mechanical refrigerator cars, with prototype photos, Railroad Model Craftsman, September 1990

PFE R-70-20 mechanical refrigerator cars, with drawing and photos, Railroad Model Craftsman, June 1994

Shiny white reefer for the Southern Pacific, with photos, Model Railroader, July 1989

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