A refrigerator car is a chilled boxcar, a type of railroad rolling stock intended for the controlled transportation of perishable cargo. Unlike ventilated boxcars, which are frequently used to transport fruit, and plain insulated boxcars, refrigerator cars are not equipped with cooling equipment. Reefers can use carbon dioxide as a cooling agent, be cooled by ice, have a variety of mechanical refrigeration systems, or all of these.
Milk cars are fitted with high-speed trucks and other modifications that enable them to ride with passenger trains, albeit they may or may not have a cooling system.
Effective insulation was necessary for refrigerator cars to shield their contents from temperature fluctuations. made from compressed calf hair, sandwiched into the floor and walls of the car, was cheap but unreliable over its three to four-year service life it would deteriorate, rotting out the wooden partitions of the car and tainting the cargo with a terrible smell. Other materials, including as cork, were more expensive but were not as often used.
The Global refrigerated boxcar market accounted for $XX Billion in 2022 and is anticipated to reach $XX Billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of XX% from 2023 to 2030.
Ridge Development has launched TransCold Express, a hub-to-hub refrigerated boxcar service run by TransCold Express that gives producers of fruit, meat, and dairy the chance to distribute their goods more affordably and creates a useful connection for everyone.
Cargo will be moved from a truck to a boxcar via a new refrigerated structure run by National Logistics and Cold Storage as part of TransCold Express. TransCold Express will transport goods like beef, eggs, cheese, butter, completed goods, and dairy creamers from California to the Midwest and vice versa. Depending on the situation, a shipper could save 5 to 15% by employing the boxcar service rather to a truck.
TransCold Express uses a four times more fuel-efficient means of transportation that is also more environmentally beneficial because one boxcar can carry the same amount of cargo as four trucks.
The structure was specially made to allow freight to be moved between trucks and boxcars. The 49,000 square foot refrigeration facility was built by Ridge Development and is only 70 feet wide, allowing for a short transfer distance between the two modes of transportation. It is roughly 700 feet long, allowing for the simultaneous unloading of eight boxcars.
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