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Pacific Fruit Express 74583

Pacific Fruit Express 74583


Pacific Fruit Express 74583 is a 30-ton wooden ventilated refrigerator car.


It was built as PFE 20420, in class R-30-12, in 1922 by the Standard Steel Car Co. It was in built into the series 19920 to 22519 (2600 cars). The car was rebuilt in to class R-30-16 and renumbered to 74583 in 1941.

  • Owners: Pacific Fruit Express 74583. Pacific Fruit Express 20420.
  • Technical Data: Type, Refrigerator car, wood. Builder and date, Standard Steel Car Co in 1922. Class, R-30-12 when build, R-30-16 when rebuilt in 1941. Underframe, steel. Ends, wood. Roof, metal. Lightweight, 52,488 pounds. Capacity, 60,000 pounds.
  • Trucks: Truck center. Trucks. Wheels. Wheelbase. Journals.
  • Air Brake Equipment: Air brake system, AB. Brake cylinder. Hand brake, Horizontal brake wheel.
  • Dimensions: Length, 44’ 3 1/4”over pulling faces, 40’ 9 7/8” over end sills. Width. Height. Doors, side doors double hinged outward, roof hatches.
  • Propulsion Equipment: none
  • Misc Data: Coupler. Draft gear. The insulation in the walls is 1 1/2” Flexinum, roof is 2” Hairfelt, and the floor is 2” of cork.
  • Current Condition: Car is complete and in good condition. It needs painting.
  • Proposed Future Treatment: Car should be restored to its 1922 appearance as part of the “Great Yellow Fleet”.
  • Date Last Modified: Saturday, 04 June 2011


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10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Summer Hours (May 27 - September 1)
Thursdays (Interurban Train Rides)
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Hours may vary at any time due to weather and/or the availability of our volunteers.

Closed Holidays
Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day

Museum Location

5848 State Highway 12
Suisun City, CA 94585

(707) 374-2978

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