Southern Pacific Fruit Express 457248


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Model Info
Manufacturer InterMountain Railway
Mfg. Part No. 68825-05
Mfg. Description
Release Date January 1995
Original Retail Price
Prototype Description
General Info
Road or Company Name Southern Pacific Fruit Express
Reporting Marks SPFE
Road Number 457248
Region North America
Era Era IV: 1958–1978
Length without couplers
Length including couplers
Original Weight
NMRA Ideal Weight
Actual Weight
Paint Color(s) Orange
Print Color(s) Black
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Reefer
Model Subtype 57 Foot
Scale N (1:160)
Body Material Plastic


General Information
Original Owner Pacific Fruit Express (PFE)[GAUT]
Owner Southern Pacific Fruit Express (SPFE)
Current Owner
Manufacturer Pacific Car and Foundry
Model/Class R-70-20
70-Ton Mechanical Reefer[GAUT]
Build Date November 1969[TROV]
First Run
Retired Date
 Restored Date
Disposition Unknown (to me), but most likely scrapped.
Serial Number
Total Produced 500 (PFE 456901–457400) 1969–70
Length 57 feet[GAUT] See Note 1.
Capacity 4,269 cubic feet
Door Opening 10’ 6”



Note 1. The R-70-20 body style is sometimes referred to as 57 feet. The mechanical refrigeration equipment takes up space on one end of the car thus leaving a nominal 50 feet (50 feet 10 inches[GAUT]) usable inside length for loading.

Note 2. _____.



[GAUT] Gautreaux, Lee A. “R-70-20 Reefers”. RailGoat. Undated. Accessed April 18, 2018.

[TROV] “N Scale – InterMountain – 68825-05 – Reefer, 57 Foot, Mechanical, PC&F R-70-20 – Pacific Fruit Express – 457248”. TroveStar. Accessed April 18, 2018.