PRR Class F30A flat cars

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Types of trucks used

ClassCarNumbersTruck ClassTruck NameQty cars:
F30a  2E-F10  
F30a, 1 car  2E-F13Double Truss  
Truck data is from PRR documents circa 1940's. Other truck classes may also have been used.

Cars on the PRR roster (as listed in the Official Railway Equipment Register (ORER)):

ClassCarNumberAAR ClassPRR Oct 44PRR Oct 48PRR Apr 52PRR Oct 53PRR Oct 58PRR Oct 63PRR Apr 68
F30a473765475265FM FMS1500150015001499145612721203
Roster data compiled by Rich Orr

Modeling Information:

F30aHO55950PRR F-30a 50' Flat car - undecoratedplastic kit w/ molded on detail-
F30aHO55951PRR F-30a 50' Flat car - Pennsylvaniaplastic kit w/ molded on detail-
F30aHO559541PRR F-30a 50' Flat car - Pennsylvania 1950'splastic kit w/ molded on detail-
F30aHO55955PRR F-30a 50' Flat car - Pennsylvania 1960'splastic kit w/ molded on detail-
F30aHO30.650' F30a 50' cast steel flat car w/ wood deck, leaf springs, revenue decals (1934-1950's)resin kit w/ decals-

Photos online:

Report MarkClassDescriptionLocationDatePhotographer
CR 59503F30aMOW - with crawler crane??Rob Schoenberg
PRR 474265F30A---PRR Photo (B&W) from Modern Locos & Cars 1939

Photos in print:

ClassPublicationPageCar NoSchemeLocationDateComments
F30aCFC vol 636PRR 475247--1/62boiler load
F30aKeystone Vol 23, #113PRR 474?---Huge pipe load
F30aKeystone Vol 23, #116PRR 473765---3/4 View
F30aKeystone Vol 23, #116PRR 473803----
F30aKeystone Vol 23, #117PRR 473765--5/34end view, retainmovto side
F30aKeystone Vol 23, #117PRR 473765--3/34end view, retainer on end
F30aKeystone Vol 23, #117PRR 474265--8/64end view, power hand brake
F30aKeystone Vol 23, #118---8/34construction, no decking
F30aKeystone Vol 23, #118PRR 474798--3/43w/ J1 frame
F30aPC Color Guide84PC 701711PC-1/75nee PRR 474631
F30aPennsy Power 3403PRR 474350----
F30aPennsy Power 3403PRR 474654----
F30aPopular Pict & Plan Book203PRR 474265----
F30aPRR Color Guide Vol 2116PRR 491?91----
F30aPRR Color Guide Vol 288PRR 473891----
F30aPRR Color Guide Vol 288PRR 475026----
F30aPRR Color Guide Vol 289PRR 474399----
F30aPRR Color Guide Vol 289PRR 474533----
F30aPRR Color Guide Vol 289PRR 474775----
F30aPRR Color Guide Vol 290PRR 47????----
F30aPRR Color Guide Vol 290PRR 474151----
F30aPRR Color Guide Vol 389PRR 474124-Columbus, OH9/1967with Morgan crane load (triple load)

Equipment Diagrams online:

Class(es)tracing #View

Plans and diagrams in print:

Applicable ClassesTypePublicationPageDescriptionTracing Number
F30A,F30EArrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 199Plain Key - F30a,F30e shown

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