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Date: 10/15/21 04:46
Pacific Fruit Express Orange 85 ft G85 piggy flats ?
Author: Burlington67

Walthers is doing more G85 flats they are doing PFE orange g85 flats with a PFF initail , my 1970 equipment register book shows them yet I found a couple picture on websites both from 1969 is their any freight car guys that might know when they left the roster ? My 1975 equipment register book does not list them, I model mid 70"s its to bad my time period looks for sure they where gone already?



Date: 10/15/21 07:22
Re: Pacific Fruit Express Orange 85 ft G85 piggy flats ?
Author: WAF

Burlington67 Wrote:
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> Walthers is doing more G85 flats they are doing
> PFE orange g85 flats with a PFF initail , my 1970
> equipment register book shows them yet I found a
> couple picture on websites both from 1969 is their
> any freight car guys that might know when they
> left the roster ? My 1975 equipment register book
> does not list them, I model mid 70"s its to bad my
> time period looks for sure they where gone
> already?
Probably gone by the early 70s



Date: 10/15/21 09:18
Re: Pacific Fruit Express Orange 85 ft G85 piggy flats ?
Author: trackplanner

This is covered in the PFE book by Thompson, Church & Jones if you have access to a copy.

>Walthers is doing more G85 flats they are doing PFE orange g85 flats with a PFF initail , my 1970 equipment register book shows them yet I found a couple picture on websites both from 1969 is their any freight car guys that might know when they left the roster ? My 1975 equipment register book does not list them, I model mid 70"s its to bad my time period looks for sure they where gone already?



Date: 10/15/21 12:28
Re: Pacific Fruit Express Orange 85 ft G85 piggy flats ?
Author: RAS

Similar ACF cars were integrated into the Espee fleet in the early 1970s, per info here:

F-70-17 Flat Cars (railfan.net)

I suspect the G85 cars were gone around the same timeframe. 

-Rick

Rick Selby
Redmond, WA
Pacific Northwest RPM



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