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Today’s Cryogenic & Mechanical Reefers

Railroading just keeps on evolving and when it comes to moving perishables, railroads have long been at odds (and at a strong disadvantage) with the trucking industry.. From the first ice bunkers of yesterday, to the newest cryogenics and mechanical reefers of today, railroads continue to help keep food on the tables of American throughout […]

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The History Of The Solid Gold Reefers

Back in the 90s on the Southern Pacific in San Antonio, Texas (my old stomping ground!), endless parades of Fruit Grower’s Express reefers and insulated boxcars moved back and forth over the Sunset Route. These cars are difficult (if not impossible) to spot today, but have a very interesting story behind them…. In 1982 Fruit […]

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