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Cryo-Trans orders 429 refrigerated box cars from Greenbrier


Refrigerated freight-car lessor Cryo-Trans Inc. recently ordered 429 refrigerated box cars from The Greenbrier Cos. Inc. The 72-foot-long, 7,765-cubic-foot capacity cars will be delivered later this year.

Greenbrier will produce car shells at its Sahagun, Mexico, facility and complete outfittings at Gunderson Rail Services plants in Springfield, Ore., and Finley, Wash. Outfittings include insulation, refrigeration units, satellite sensors, side plug doors and paint. Greenbrier also will install two-way satellite Global Positioning Systems so Cryo-Trans can manage the temperature-controlled cars remotely via the Internet.

Since the mid-1980s, Greenbrier has built or modified more than 1,000 freight cars for the frozen food market.

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