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Diagrams: PFE Refrigerator Cars

Bob Chaparro
 

Tony Thompson
 

Bob Chaparro wrote:

Diagrams: PFE Refrigerator Cars

The diagrams below are of five classes of PFE refrigerator cars from Don Stack's Utah Rails website. These diagrams specify the general dimensions of the cars.


      It is important to recognize that all five classes in this list, R-30-3 and R-30-7 through R-30-10, are classes that were designed but NOT built.

Tony Thompson



mel perry
 

bob:
i.notice that none of the rebuilds or the
40's are included?
mel perry

On Sat, Feb 1, 2020, 9:42 AM Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io <chiefbobbb=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

Diagrams: PFE Refrigerator Cars

The diagrams below are of five classes of PFE refrigerator cars from Don Stack's Utah Rails website. These diagrams specify the general dimensions of the cars.

Bob Chaparro

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R-30-3

https://donstrack.smugmug.com/UtahRails/Union-Pacific-Equip-Diagrams/OSL-1926-Freight-Cars/i-LkrgpZX/A

R-30-7

https://donstrack.smugmug.com/UtahRails/Union-Pacific-Equip-Diagrams/OSL-1926-Freight-Cars/i-WhWbhb8/A

R-30-8

https://donstrack.smugmug.com/UtahRails/Union-Pacific-Equip-Diagrams/OSL-1926-Freight-Cars/i-TJPDPFG/A

R-30-9

https://donstrack.smugmug.com/UtahRails/Union-Pacific-Equip-Diagrams/OSL-1926-Freight-Cars/i-4MHScPH/A

R-30-10

https://donstrack.smugmug.com/UtahRails/Union-Pacific-Equip-Diagrams/OSL-1926-Freight-Cars/i-5Hf89WX/A

A complete set of diagrams for a variety of freight cars is on this link:

https://donstrack.smugmug.com/UtahRails/Union-Pacific-Equip-Diagrams/OSL-1926-Freight-Cars/

Bob Chaparro
 

Thanks very much for that information, Tony.
Do you have any insight as to why these were not built?
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA

Tony Thompson
 

Bob Chaparro wrote:

Thanks very much for that information, Tony.
Do you have any insight as to why these were not built?

   It's discussed in the PFE book at some length. Briefly, the -3 had superstructure improvements beyond the Class R-30-2, but used the original pressed-steel underframe. PFE decide against any more use of those underframes, as cracking problems had already appeared in them. Instead, the new superstructure was built onto a new underframe (Class R-30-4).
     The four later designs, classes R-30-7 to -10, were various combinations of underframes and superstructures. Evidently none were regarded as worth building (specifics in the book).
     Note that the CLASS number R-30-9 was used almost 30 years later for REBUILT cars, not new ones.

Tony Thompson



Dick Harley
 

FWIW, the complete 1951 PFE Refrigerator Car Diagrams book (and other stuff) is available at :
https://harley-trains.smugmug.com/PFE-FRT-DATA


Cheers,
Dick Harley
Laguna Beach,  CA