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Simplot - JRSX 5021
The Simplot Company donated a Cyrogenic refrigerated rail car to our museum in 2002. The car used a patented CO2 refrigeration technology to transport frozen food products. The Simplot Company decided to phase out these cars and felt that one of these unique cars should be saved.
Since the company had donated an Alco RS32 locomotive to our museum, we were asked if we wanted one of the refrigerator cars. The car was built as an insulated boxcar for SSW in 1968 and converted to its present configuration in 1988.
The car is 60 feet long and in excellent condition. It is used for archival storage.
We wish to thank the Simplot Company and Ed Bryant, one of the inventors of the technology, for this generous donation and the Union Pacific for providing free transportation.