Fruit Growers Express (FGEX) 55407
|Description:||RS Wood Reefer|
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.
Year built: 1924
Description: Wood reefer
Condition: Complete / restored / not operational