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Buy Or Lease A Refrigerated Box Car

A refrigerated box car is a specialized type of train car that is used to transport perishable goods. Refrigerated rail cars are insulated and equipped with a built-in refrigeration system, which allows them to keep cargo cool during transit.

A refrigerated rail car is an essential part of the transportation industry and has unique features that set them apart from your standard railcar. Getting your perishable products from point A to point B is impossible without the correct equipment, which includes refrigerated cars.

Our team can find you the perfect refrigerated railcar for your needs.

How Much Does a Refrigerated Rail Car Cost?

A modern refrigerated car can cost between $30,000 and $50,000, depending on the size and features of the vehicle.

Some refrigerated railroad cars are equipped with additional features, such as a temperature-controlled container, which can add to the cost. In general, the cost of a refrigerated rail car is based on the size and type of the vehicle and the features included.

Contact our office to see what ice-cooled rail cars we have available.

Can You Buy an Old Refrigerated Box Car?

Absolutely! You may be surprised at how easy it is to find an old refrigerated box car for sale. We specialize in selling new and refurbished box cars, and you can easily browse our inventory to find what you need.

You can also find these cars for sale at auctions or through private sellers, which we can help you establish.

Be sure to do your research before making a purchase, as some cars may need significant repairs. Contact our team, and we will find the perfect used refrigerated box car for your needs. Our goal is to exceed our customer’s expectations.

What Do Refrigerator Cars Carry?

Everyday items transported in refrigerator cars include fruit, vegetables, meat, and dairy products.

How is a refrigerator car cooled?

Mechanical Refrigeration

Before mechanical refrigeration, most ordinary box cars packed with ice were used to keep food cold during transport. However, this was often unreliable and resulted in food spoiling. The invention of mechanical refrigeration changed all that.

Refrigerator rail cars are equipped with large iceboxes that can be kept at a consistent temperature, ensuring that perishable goods arrive fresh at their destination.

This innovation helped to revolutionize the food industry and made it possible to transport perishable goods long distances. Today, mechanical refrigeration is taken for granted, but it was a revolutionary technology in its time.

Cryogenic Refrigeration

Cryogenic refrigeration is a process that uses liquified nitrogen to keep freezing temperatures, so materials stay cooler longer. Cryogenic refrigeration is often used in industrial applications, such as class B refrigerator cars.

The rails can be kept at a lower temperature by using cryogenic refrigeration. The lower temperature helps keep the contents of the rail cars cold for a longer time. This process can also be used to keep food and other perishables fresher longer.

Cryogenic refrigeration can help to prevent spoilage and reduce the risk of foodborne illnesses. This type of refrigeration is an important tool in the food industry.

Differences Between a Refrigerated Boxcar and a Regular Boxcar

A refrigerated boxcar (or “reefer”) is a type of railroad car that is used to transport perishable goods. Reefers are equipped with an insulated body and a refrigeration unit, which keeps the car’s interior at a steady temperature. Reefers are typically used to transport food items, such as produce, meat, and dairy products.

A regular boxcar does not have an insulated body or a refrigeration unit. So, it can only be used to transport non-perishable goods. Boxcars are typically used to transport manufactured goods, such as clothing, furniture, and electronics.

While both types of cars are important for transporting different types of goods, refrigerator cars differ in their needs and ensure that perishable goods remain fresh during transit.

Call Our Office Today to Learn More About Refrigerated Box Cars

At Rail Car Deals, we want to meet our customers’ needs. Especially when running your business, having the appropriate equipment is essential.

Purchasing a rail car is a large investment, and we are here to help find the perfect unit that matches your needs—no need to sweat over the stress of finding one yourself.

Let our team do the hard work so you can focus on essential things.

Give us a call and see what refrigerator cars we have available today!



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