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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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Union Pacific (I.C.E.): The Ice Cold Express At The Railex Distribution Facility In Rotterdam, NY

In 2006 Railex LLC launched service in partnership with the Union Pacific Railroad and CSX between Wallula, Washington¬†and Rotterdam, New York¬†followed in 2008 by a Delano, California, to NY lane, and Jacksonville, Florida service from the west coast in 2014. Railex runs unit trains of 55 large, “Plate F” refrigerated cars. Two additional refrigerated unit-train […]

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