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Freight Cars

GATX 1954 Union Refrigerator Transit (URTX) 68229
GATX 1954
Union Refrigerator Transit (URTX) 68229
Description:RSM Steel Reefer

Equipment Information

URTX 68229 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 Mid-States Packing Company.

Builder: General American Transportation
Year Built: 1954
Length: 43ft 5in
Width: 10ft 2in
Height: 13ft 8in
Weight: 63000 lbs
Brakes: AB
Trucks: Barber
Description: Steel Reefer / Mid-States Packing
Arrived: 1971
Condition: Complete / unrestored / not operational

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