Bordens Milk (BFIX) 520
|Description:||BMT Steel Milk Car|
Bordens 520 is arguably the most iconic freight car preserved at the museum. It is a “butter dish” milk car, so called because of its unusual Art Deco-inspired shape. It was designed for hauling fresh milk inside of large glass-lined tanks. At the end of its career, after the transportation of milk had switched to over-the-road trucking, this car was used to transport glue products.
COMPARE ME WITH: GPEX 1021, a milk car built for identical use some ten years later. The more utilitarian GPEX car looks much like a boxcar on the outside, unlike the stylish Bordens car.
Year Built: 1935
Length: 44ft 9in
Width: 9ft 11in
Height: 13ft 2in
Weight: 70000 lbs
Trucks: 4 Wheel Hi-Speed
Description: Steel Milk Car
Condition: Complete / restored / operational