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The WPRM has over 100 pieces of rolling stock alone in our collection for our visitors to enjoy.  Among these are an example of the Mighty "Centennial", a Union Pacific DDA40X locomotive, the largest diesel locomotive ever built at over 98 feet long!  Our Western Pacific 2001 ushered in an entirely new era of Diesel Locomotive technology as it was the first turbocharged locomotive in America.  The Western Pacific 805-A is the "Belle" of our fleet, as it was built to pull the famous "California Zephyr".  Speaking of the Zephyr, the museum has many cars and artifacts of "The most talked about train in America".  We also have one of the largest collections of cabooses in the country, and we invite you to ride a few of them to experience for yourself what it's like to be a freight Conductor!  Enjoy Railroading in its "native habitat!

WP FRRS Logo A Refrigerator Car ("Reefer") is defined as a fully enclosed freight car used for carrying perishable commodities requiring it to keep the commodities a constant temperature (usually cold or frozen) during transport.

The Western Pacific Railroad Museum features one of the most complete collections of refrigerator cars of any museum in the country.  WPRM's reefer collection includes cars spanning the entire evolution of refrigerated rail transport, from cars among the first wooden reefers using large blocks of ice to cool the load, to a very early example of diesel powered mechanical refrigerator units, to modern cryogenic reefers utilizing carbon dioxide to keep the load cool.

Refrigerator Cars of the Western Pacific Railroad Museum

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