Photo: Painting New Refrigerator Cars At PACCAR Factory


Andy Cich
 

Ted Culotta’s Prototype Railroad Modeling – Volume Four has an extensive article on kitbashing the R-40-14.  http://speedwitchmedia.com/product/prototype-railroad-modeling-volume-four/

 

The kitbash basically consists of Intermountain parts and modified Details West ends. Stan’s kit probably had castings of the modified ends. Anyway, the article is probably useful for building Stan’s kit as well as doing the kitbash.

 

 

Andy Cich

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bruce Smith
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:53 AM
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PFE R40-14. Which is basically an R40-10 with "W" corner posts/rounf corners, right?  I have an HO kit for one from Stan Rydarowwicz that I pulley's doff the shelf to look at just last week!

 

Regards,

Bruce Smith

Auburn, AL


Bruce Smith
 

PFE R40-14. Which is basically an R40-10 with "W" corner posts/rounf corners, right?  I have an HO kit for one from Stan Rydarowwicz that I pulley's doff the shelf to look at just last week!

Regards,
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb@...>
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Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Painting New Refrigerator Cars At PACCAR Factory
 

Photo: Painting New Refrigerator Cars At PACCAR Factory

A 1941 photo from the University of Washington Digital Archives:

https://digitalcollections.lib.washington.edu/digital/collection/imlsmohai/id/5747/rec/6

Description: "Pacific Car and Foundry (later called PACCAR) originally made its name building railroad cars for the logging industry. Between 1920 and 1939, the firm's sales of railroad cars dropped from 88% of its business to only 4%. This changed in 1941 when the Pacific Fruit Express Company ordered 1,000 refrigerated freight cars from Pacific Car. In August 1941, the mile-long assembly line turned out a finished car every 40 minutes.

In this August 1941 photo, taken at the Pacific Car and Foundry railroad car plant, workmen paint the refrigerated cars ordered by Pacific Fruit Express."

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Painting New Refrigerator Cars At PACCAR Factory

A 1941 photo from the University of Washington Digital Archives:

https://digitalcollections.lib.washington.edu/digital/collection/imlsmohai/id/5747/rec/6

Description: "Pacific Car and Foundry (later called PACCAR) originally made its name building railroad cars for the logging industry. Between 1920 and 1939, the firm's sales of railroad cars dropped from 88% of its business to only 4%. This changed in 1941 when the Pacific Fruit Express Company ordered 1,000 refrigerated freight cars from Pacific Car. In August 1941, the mile-long assembly line turned out a finished car every 40 minutes.

In this August 1941 photo, taken at the Pacific Car and Foundry railroad car plant, workmen paint the refrigerated cars ordered by Pacific Fruit Express."

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA