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Swift Refrigerator Line Road # 15116
40' Steel Side Ice Reefer
Part #MTL-059 00 180 N Scale Supply Price:
New: April 2014

This 40’ steel ice reefer is painted aluminum with red and white logo and white lettering. It was built
in June 1954, serviced in September 1959 by General American Transportation Corp. (builder), and
runs on Bettendorf trucks. Gustavus Franklin Swift (1839 – 1903) founded a meat-packing empire
in the Midwest during the late 19th century, over which he presided until his death. He is credited
with the development of the first practical ice-cooled railroad car which allowed his company to ship
dressed meats to all parts of the country and even abroad, which ushered in the “era of cheap beef.”

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