PRR orange juice train? is a free Model Railroad Discussion Forum and photo gallery. We cover all scales and sizes of model railroads. Whether you're a master model railroader or just getting started, you'll find something of interest here.


Pennsy Tuscan Red Blood
A few months back in Model Railroader they had an article about modern Tropicana juice train that runs from Florida to North Jersey. Now I see this train pass when I railfan in Bound Brook, NJ and it's a sight to see... I need a heck of a big glass of OJ after it passes.

I was wondering what kind of refrigerator reefers the PRR used back in the 50-60's? My Dad always mentioning seeing the juice train in Philly when he was growing. I want to have one run on our layout, so what kind of reefers were they?



Fleeing from Al
Wow, this was a while ago! Your dad couldn't have seen a solid juice train before 1971, when they first began running. The original juice trains used 100 ton insulated box cars. Refrigerator cars were only used starting about 1976 for the trip to the West Coast. There's more about the juice trains at


Pennsy Tuscan Red Blood
Great. Thanks a lot for the info. I'll start there as a reference. Does anyone know of an appropriate model for the early unit trains in the 70's? Or even something I could modify for a close representation.

Affiliate Disclosure: We may receive a commision from some of the links and ads shown on this website (Learn More Here) is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.