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GATX decorates freight cars to promote Chicago museum's model railroad exhibit


They’re just a tad larger than “HO” scale. OK, a lot bigger. GATX Corp. recently placed decals promoting a Chicago museum’s “Great Train Story” model railroad exhibit on several full-size plastic-pellet hoppers, and grain and tank cars. GATX customers will move the cars around the United States in regular train service.

Opened in 2002, the Museum of Science and Industry’s Great Train Story exhibit features a 3,500-square-foot model railroad depicting BNSF Railway Co.’s line between Chicago and Seattle. The exhibit includes more than 1,400 feet of track, 500 scale structures and 192 custom-made buildings, including a 14-foot Sears Tower.

A founding exhibit sponsor, GATX provides leasing, financing and related services to the rail, marine and other industries.

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