Burlington Refrigerator Express Cars

The Burlington Road (CB&Q, C&S and later BN) had a subsidiary company, Burlington Refrigerator Express, for providing refrigerator cars. I don't know the details on the business side as to why they did this, but I will be covering the different groups of cars under the various reporting marks here. I know of several marks that have been used such as: BRCX, BREX, BRMX and RBBX. Most of these cars appears to be either ice bunker or mechanical refrigerator cars. Insulated box cars seemed to have been distinguished with RBBQ marks for CB&Q and RBCS marks for C&S. Later cars wore RBBN marks for BN. These cars are covered in the box car pages of those individual roads.

BURLINGTON REFRIGERATOR EXPRESS:

BRCX:

BRCX 5150-5199

44'-7"; 2955 ft3

CB&Q Havelock Shops; 08/1963

BRCX 5289

53'-11"; 4198 ft3

xxxx; xx/19xx

 

BREX:

BREX 117

44'-5"; 2938 ft3

xxxx; xx/19xx

BREX 119

42'-10"; 2817 ft3

CB&Q Havelock Shops; 06/1956

BREX 300-329

42'-6"; 2671 ft3; psgr express

xxxx; xx/19xx

BREX 5000-5059

44'-5"; 3002 ft3

CB&Q Havelock Shops; 01/1957

BREX 5060-5099

44'-5"; 2761 ft3

CB&Q Havelock Shops; 04/1957

BREX 74200-74399

33'-2"; 1987 ft3

xxxx; xx/19xx

BREX 74400-74699

33'-2"; 2067 ft3

xxxx; xx/19xx

BREX 74730-74999

33'-2"; 1996 ft3

xxxx; xx/19xx

BREX 75000-75999

33'-2"; 1927 ft3

xxxx; xx/19xx

BREX 76000-76249

33'-2"; 1987 ft3

xxxx; xx/19xx

BREX 76250-76349

33'-2"; 2045 ft3

xxxx; xx/19xx

BREX 76800-77204

32'-11"; 1947 ft3

xxxx; xx/19xx

BREX 78200-78699

32'-8"; 1841 ft3

xxxx; xx/19xx

 

BRMX:

BRMX 118

44'-5"; 2938 ft3

xxxx; xx/19xx

BRMX 120-149

44'-5"; 2793 ft3

xxxx; xx/19xx

BRMX 5000-5059

44'-5"; 2761 ft3

xxxx; xx/19xx

BRMX 5060-5069

44'-5"; 2761 ft3

xxxx; xx/19xx

BRMX 5100-5149

44'-7"; 2920 ft3

CB&Q Havelock Shops; 1963

BRMX 5200-5299

54'-8"; 4262 ft3

xxxx; xx/19xx

 

CX:

CX 50050-50249

33'-2"; 1927 ft3

xxxx; xx/19xx

 

FWDX:

FWDX 20001-20100

33'-2"; 1927 ft3

xxxx; xx/19xx

 

RBBX:

RBBX 79000-79299

50'-0"; 4373 ft3

xxxx; xx/19xx

RBBX 79300-79549

50'-0"; 4520 ft3

xxxx; xx/19xx

RBBX 79550-79589

50'-1"; 4660 ft3

GATC; 01/1963

RBBX 79590-79749

50'-1"; 4585 ft3

xxxx; xx/19xx

RBBX 79750-79799

50'-1"; 4675 ft3

xxxx; xx/19xx

RBBX 79900-79924

50'-1"; 4375 ft3

GATC; 7/1962

 

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