Freight Cars

GATX 1948 Union Refrigerator Transit (URTX) 37109
GATX 1948
Union Refrigerator Transit (URTX) 37109
Description:RS Steel Reefer

Equipment Information

URTX 37109 is an all-steel refrigerated boxcar, or “reefer,” built to transport food products that required refrigeration. It has insulated sides and “bunkers” at each end where blocks of ice were loaded to keep the car’s interior and contents cool. Like many reefers, it was owned by a company which leased it out to railroads and industrial customers. This car was leased to the Milwaukee Road.

Builder: General American Transportation
Year Built: 1948
Length: 45ft 5in
Width: 10ft 2in
Height: 13ft 10in
Weight: 61900 lbs
Brakes: AB
Trucks: Barber
Description: Steel Reefer (lettered Milwaukee Road)
Arrived: 1989
Condition: Complete / unrestored / not operational

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