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Freight Cars

GATX 1948 Union Refrigerator Transit (URTX) 37312
GATX 1948
Union Refrigerator Transit (URTX) 37312
Description:RS Steel Reefer

Equipment Information

URTX 37312 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: 43ft 5in
Width: 10ft 1in
Height: 13ft 10in
Weight: 61500 lbs
Brakes: AB
Trucks: Barber
Description: Steel Reefer (lettered Milwaukee Road)
Arrived: 1971
Condition: Complete / unrestored / not operational

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