PENNSYRR.COM by Jerry Britton

Jerry Britton's PRR Middle Division in HO Scale


The Western Refrigerator Line Company (WRX) was established in 1929 to operate a 500-car fleet of reefers for the Green Bay and Western Railroad (GBW). WRX was headquartered at Norwood Yard in Green Bay, Wisconsin until the property was purchased by the GBW in the 1960s. WRX rolling stock often sported the GBW's "Green Bay Route" emblem. By 1981, the WRX had become part of the Burlington Northern Railroad.


Notable Number Series

Series 9000 - 9449 (RS) were built between 1932-1936. Some were painted for Amour & Company.

Series 9000 [?] - 9999 (RS).

Paint Schemes

All cars delivered prior to the 1924 agreement were painted yellow with black ends and roofs, were lettered "Western Refrigerator Line," and bore a diamond-shaped herald formed by the words "Perishable Products" surrounding the letters "WRL." Units arriving after the contract's execution were painted yellow-orange, were lettered and numbered according to PFE's classification, and were emblazoned with WP's "Feather River Route" emblem on each side.