Friday, February 28, 2014

Borden’s Milk Tank Car #520

Borden's (BFIX) Milk Tank Car #520 at the Illinois Railway Museum on May 23, 2004

BFIX #520 is a 6000 gallon milk car built by Merchants Despatch Company in 1935, consisting of two 3000 gallon glass-lined tanks. Cars like this carried and distributed milk mainly in the northeastern part of the country and were known as “Butter Dish Cars” due to their shape, which resembles a butter dish.

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