American Refrigerator Transit Company

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Detail on an American Refrigerator Transit car, 1943.

The American Refrigerator Transit Company (ART) was a St. Louis, Missouri-based private refrigerator car line established in 1881 by the Missouri Pacific and Wabash railroads. It is now a subsidiary of the Union Pacific Corporation.[1]

American Refrigerator Transit Company, 1900–1970:

  1900   1910   1920   1930   1940   1950   1960   1970  
  1,500   —   3,000*   12,500*   13,000*   11,457   9,670   6,158  

*estimated.

Source: The Great Yellow Fleet, p. 16.

References[edit]

  • Green, Gene (2005) "Refrigerator Car Color Guide", Morning Sun Books, Scotch Plains, NJ. ISBN 1-58248-165-2.

A color pictorial of US refrigerator cars.