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Freight Cars

GATX 1950 Union Refrigerator Transit (URTX) 75524
GATX 1950
Union Refrigerator Transit (URTX) 75524
Description:RSM Steel Reefer

Equipment Information

URTX 75524 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 American Beef Packers company.

Builder: General American Transportation
Year Built: 1050
Length: 43ft 5in
Width: 10ft 2in
Height: 13ft 8in
Weight: 64400 lbs
Brakes: AB
Trucks: Barber
Description: Steel Reefer / American Beef Packers
Arrived: 1971
Condition: Complete / unrestored / not operational

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