34' Woodside updated Reefer
Pennsylvania Railroad Lines
Roadnumbers URTX 611064, 611073
A 34' woodside reefer from the Pennsylvania Railroad, initially leased from URTX to keep Dairy Products cooled for delivery!
This MAR. '20 model is unique, charming and a wonderful addition to your Eastern/Midwestern rosters! It's a PENNSYLVANIA LINES Reefer replete with the Union Refrigerator Transit Line (URTX) "STAR" Herald! A Dairy Reefer, this model is ideal for small mixed consists of the "Steam to Diesel" era!
By 1882 the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) became the largest in the world having acquired or merged with more than 800 other RR Lines. In the 1920's it had tripled the traffic of either Union Pacific (UP) or Santa Fe (ATSF) and it's only rival was the New York Central (NYC) carrying about 75% of Pennsy's ton-miles. The PRR used the trade name: PENNSYLVANIA LINES to denote it's trackage West of Pittsburgh and Erie, PA, which extended up through Michigan and to the Western border of Illinois. It's Eastern arm was known as LINES EAST and eventually the combination of the two was trademarked as the "Pennsylvania Railroad" replacing "Pennsylvania System." Here's a nifty Dairy Reefer leased for use from the Union Refrigerator Transit Line (URTX) of Milwaukee, WI, boasting nearly 7,500 cars by 1940.
At the turn of the 19th Century, during America's Industrial Revolution, Railroads refurbished many of their older cars for more modern use. Steel underframes, Bettendorf trucks, and newer brake systems were employed.
Equipped with Full Throttle couplers, trucks and metal wheelsets, a heavy weight has been added for flawless tracking.
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