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Thompson, Anthony W., Robert J. Church, and Bruce H. Jones

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ISBN 10: 0963379127 / ISBN 13: 9780963379122
Editore: Central Valley Railroad Publications [Signature Press], Wilton, CA, 1992
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A thorough and complete history of PFE, from its founding in 1906 until its demise in 1985. 432 pages with numerous photographs, map and diagrams. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket with one tiny ding to the lower edge. Codice inventario libreria 25783

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Casa editrice: Central Valley Railroad Publications [Signature Press], Wilton, CA

Data di pubblicazione: 1992

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione sovraccoperta: Dust Jacket Included

Edizione: First edition, first printing

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This is a thorough and complete history of the world's largest refrigerator car operator, the Pacific Fruit Express Company. The 432-page book has 663 photos (some in color), scale car drawings, shop track layouts, system map, paint scheme drawings, and accurate color 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 modeler. Covered in detail are company history, management organization, 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 agaricultural developemnt and produce shipping, and an album of PFE in action across America.

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