URTX #37144

URTX #37144 (HM2G59)

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N 38° 34.281', W 90° 27.786'

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Union Refrigerator Transit Lines

—1948 —

Built by General American Transportation Corporation, this car is a steel bodied reefer with ice bunkers at each end. These ice bunkers hold 10,400 lbs. of chunk ice or 11,500 lbs. of crushed ice. Ice stations were located every 100-150 miles along the railroads mainline to replace the melted ice. In the winter, charcoal heaters could be placed in the bunkers to keep the cargo from freezing. Fans are located in the floor at each end to circulate air and keep an even temperature throughout the car. The "X" in URTX indicates the car was privately owned while the Milwaukee Road herald show it was lased to that railroad. Number 37144 is 40' long & weighs 61,500 lbs. Typical cargo would be fresh fruit, vegetables or eggs. Donated in 1975 by the General American Transportation Corporation.
HM NumberHM2G59
Placed ByMuseum of Transportation
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Date Added Sunday, April 28th, 2019 at 8:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 721010 N 4272262
Decimal Degrees38.57135000, -90.46310000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 34.281', W 90° 27.786'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 34' 16.86" N, 90° 27' 47.16" W
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