Pacific Fruit Express (PFE) Refrigerator Car, Ice

Manufacturer:Cleveland Designs
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Prototype Year/Era:1932
Road Name:Pacific Fruit Express (PFE)
Model Introduced:1937
Product Type:Wood & Cardboard Kit
Finishpainted & lettered
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Western Pacific. Note that Jack tended to "super-detail" his models, so the photo reflects add-ons that the original kit did not provide. The sides and ends are made of cardstock.
Photo
Photo #2
photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:Crown Model Products
Manufacturer ID:SR-5000
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Prototype Year/Era:1920s-1970s
Road Name:Pacific Fruit Express (PFE)
Road Number:60009
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Injection-molded styrene car. Available with scale or hi-rail wheels and couplers. Also available with road number 60002. Photo #2 shows a kitbashed model to which Bob Hogan added ladders, grab irons, and brake components, and then re-painted and lettered the model for the PFE.
Photo
Photo #2
photo © Holt Apgar
Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Road Name:Pacific Fruit Express (PFE)
Model Introduced:1961
Product Type:Wood Kit
Finishpre-printed
Union Pacific
Photo
photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Prototype Year/Era:1936
Road Name:Pacific Fruit Express (PFE)
Model Introduced:1961
Product Type:Wood Kit
Finishpre-printed
Union Pacific/Southern Pacific
Photo
photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:Lionel
Manufacturer ID:6-48205
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Road Name:Pacific Fruit Express (PFE)
Road Number:1697
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
This was the 1997 NASG Commemorative car.
Photo
Manufacturer:Lionel (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6-48824
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Road Name:Pacific Fruit Express (PFE)
Road Number:47760
Model Introduced:2011
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Photo
photo © (Lionel stock photo)
Manufacturer:Lionel (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6-44137
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Prototype Year/Era:1936
Road Name:Pacific Fruit Express (PFE)
Road Number:91002
Model Introduced:2018
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Also produced as Lionel #6-44138.
Photo
photo © (Lionel stock photo)
Manufacturer:MTH Electric Trains (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:35-78011
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Road Name:Pacific Fruit Express (PFE)
Road Number:74780
Model Introduced:2014
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:40'
Also produced as MTH #35-78012 (road number 74781).
Photo
photo © (MTH stock photo)
Manufacturer:Perma-Bilt
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Road Name:Pacific Fruit Express (PFE)
Road Number:200110
Prototype Class:R-40-20 RS
Product Type:Metal Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:40'
These kits consisted of a wooden framework (for the floor, two roof strips, end blocks, and spacer blocks), over which the pre-painted/lettered stamped metal sides, ends, roof, and roof walk were to be applied.
Photo
photo © Bob Hogan
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01951
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Prototype Year/Era:1927
Road Name:Pacific Fruit Express (PFE)
Road Number:11040
Model Introduced:2002
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
One herald on each side (Union Pacific/Southern Pacific). Also produced as SHS #01952 (road number 11007), and SHS #01957 (road number 13210).
Photo
photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00567
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Prototype Year/Era:1927
Road Name:Pacific Fruit Express (PFE)
Road Number:19904
Model Introduced:2005
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
SP logo. A three-car set which also included SHS #00682 (road numbers: 37563, 38434, 36925), and SHS #00566 (road number 19623).
Photo
Photo #2
photo © Dick Kramer
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00498
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Prototype Year/Era:1927
Road Name:Pacific Fruit Express (PFE)
Road Number:35199
Model Introduced:2000
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
SP logo on one side, and UP "Overland Route" herald on the other. Also produced as SHS #00499 (road number 34782).
Photo
photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01609
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Prototype Year/Era:1927
Road Name:Pacific Fruit Express (PFE)
Road Number:52273
Model Introduced:2000
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Also produced as SHS #01610 (road number 52275).
Photo
photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01000
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Prototype Year/Era:1927
Road Name:Pacific Fruit Express (PFE)
Road Number:91022
Model Introduced:2002
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Double herald (Union Pacific/Southern Pacific). Also produced as SHS #01001 (road number 97680; see second photo by S-Helper Service).
Photo
Photo #2
photo © Holt Apgar
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01639
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Prototype Year/Era:1927
Road Name:Pacific Fruit Express (PFE)
Road Number:92347
Model Introduced:2002
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Double herald (Southern Pacific/Union Pacific). Also produced as SHS #01640 (road number 95648), and SHS #01641 (road number 97949).
Photo
photo © Dick Kramer
Manufacturer:Scenery Unlimited
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Road Name:Pacific Fruit Express (PFE)
Road Number:26871
Model Introduced:1979
Product Type:Wood Kit
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:40'
This was from the old Kinsman product line that Scenery Unlimited bought out.
Photo
photo © Bob Hogan

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