Photo: PFE Mechanical Reefer 300369 (R-70-5)


Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: PFE Mechanical Reefer 300369 (R-70-5)

Photo from Don Strack’s UtahRails Website:

https://donstrack.smugmug.com/UtahRails/Union-Pacific/UP-Freight-Cars/i-jBD9pwL/A

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This car has an interesting history.

One of 175 cars (Original Series 200126-200200 & 200601-200700), built 6-1952 as a conventional ice bunker refrigerator car, as were all 175 R-70-5 cars.

Photos of ice bunker R-70-5 cars appear on Pages 186 and 187 of the PFE book.

Rebuilt with mechanical refrigeration equipment in 1955 by the Roseville shops, series 300338-300512.

New roof sheets replaced the area of the hatch openings.

Bob Chaparro

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