This is a thorough and complete history of the world's largest refrigerator car operator, the Pacific Fruit Express Company. The 464-page book has 744 photos (some in colour), scale car drawings, shop track layouts, system map, paint scheme drawings, and accurate colour drift panels. It includes an appendix, a complete index, and a comprehensive bibliography. Six years in preparation, the book is a must for the historian and serious modeller. Covered in detail are company history, management organisation, turn of the century predecessor refrigerator cars, all wood and steel ice refrigerator car classes, mechanical refrigerators, trailers, flat cars and containers, car repair shops, natural ice and manufactured ice plants, western agricultural development and produce shipping, and an album of PFE in action across America. First Edition, 1st Printing June 1992 Signature Press. Hardcover with dw. VG, spine sunned. Q2-X847-Y1HV
Pacific Fruit Express (Thompson)
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