R-70-22 Reefers

A roster of the R-70-22 class reefers is provided as follows:

	PFE 459301-459400  (later transferred to SPFE w/ same numbers)

	Golden West numbers:		VCY 25000=25399 (mixed with R-70-20 & -24 class cars)

These 50' mechanical refrigerator cars were all built to the same basic design by PC&F in 1970 and featured 4050 ft3 capacity and a 10'-6" door opening. Note that this body style is sometimes referred to as 57', however, the mechanical refrigeration eqipment takes up space on one end of the car leaving a nominal 50' usable inside length for loading. Harry Wong has a good writeup regarding the release of an Intermountain model of this class.

When rebuilt, repainted and remarked as Golden West Service cars, they were mixed with PFE/SPFE class R-70-20 and -24 cars as VCY 25000-25399.

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