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Near St. Louis in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

URTX #37144

Union Refrigerator Transit Lines

 

1948

 
URTX #37144 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
1. URTX #37144 Marker
Inscription.  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.
 
Erected by Museum of Transportation.
 
Location. 38° 34.281′ N, 90° 27.786′ W. Marker is near St. Louis, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker can be reached from Barrett Station Road east of Old Dougherty Ferry Road, on the right when traveling
URTX #37144 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
2. URTX #37144 Marker
east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3015 Barrett Station Road, Saint Louis MO 63122, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. #1582 (here, next to this marker); SL-SF#3000 (a few steps from this marker); MCHX #117 (a few steps from this marker); #1575 (a few steps from this marker); #113 (a few steps from this marker); TTOX #130059 (a few steps from this marker); #6117 (a few steps from this marker); ACFX #26640 (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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