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Freight Cars

GATX 1954 Union Refrigerator Transit (URTX) 66221
GATX 1954
Union Refrigerator Transit (URTX) 66221
Description:RSM Steel Reefer

Equipment Information

URTX 66221 is an all-steel refrigerated boxcar, or “reefer,” built to transport meat and other 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 Oscar Mayer company.

Builder: General American Transportation
Year Built: 1954
Length: 41ft 1in
Width: 10ft 2in
Height: 13ft 4in
Weight: 61800 lbs
Brakes: AB
Trucks: Barber
Description: Steel Reefer / Oscar Meyer
Arrived: 1989
Condition: Complete / unrestored / not operational

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