The Arizona Railway Museum has an opportunity to acquire a restorable
example of a Southern Pacific G-50-23 Sugar Beet Gondola. Sugar beets were
grown in the Valley of the Sun and Spreckles Sugar operated a
processing/refining plant on Riggs Road in Chandler, AZ. Cars of this type
were used to haul harvested sugar beets to Chandler. The car is located in
Portola, CA and will require highway trucking to Chandler. Contributions
to this project will cover the cost of loading-transport-unloading and
restoration efforts (new wood, new paint, etc. etc).