Freight Cars

FGEX 1924 Fruit Growers Express (FGEX) 55407
FGEX 1924
Fruit Growers Express (FGEX) 55407
Description:RS Wood Reefer

Equipment Information

FGEX 55407 is a refrigerated boxcar, or “reefer,” built to transport produce and other food products that required refrigeration, mainly in the east and Midwest. It has insulated sides and “bunkers” at each end where blocks of ice were loaded to keep the car’s interior and contents cool. It is the oldest complete reefer preserved at IRM.

Builder: FGEX
Year built: 1924
Width: 9ft 11in
Weight: 55400 lbs
Brakes: AB
Description: Wood reefer
Arrived: 2016
Condition: Complete / restored /  not operational

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