Photo: PFE 23220 (R-30-12)


Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: PFE 23220 (R-30-12)

A photo from Trains Magazine:

https://ctr.trains.com/photo-of-the-day/2020/08/modern-reefer-of-the-1920s

Description:

"Pacific Fruit Express was co-owned by Union Pacific and Southern Pacific. This 40-foot class R-30-12 car, built in 1923, had a wood body and steel underframe. It was typical of the thousands of “modern” refrigerator cars through the 1930s.

Photo by Standard Steel Car Co."

Cars in the R-30-12 class were built in 1920-21 by five different builders (2,000 cars) with another batch (6,800 cars) built in 1922-24 by six builders.

Some of these cars eventually were rebuilt into other classes with new car numbers.

There is quite a bit of information about these cars (with photos) in the PFE book.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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