PRR Class H21 hoppers


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Some stats:

ClassH21H21a - old styleH21a - sawtoothH21bH21cH21dH21eH21fH21gH21hH21iH21jH21kH21l
Diagram?NO?? -Teichmoller??-TeichmollerNO-TiechmollerNOyesyesNO-TiechmollerNONONONONONO
TypeOpenOpenOpenOpenCovered - NOT BUILTCoveredOpenOpenOpenOpenNOT BUILTNOT BUILTOpenOpen
Capacity140,000140,000140,000-140,000140,000140,000--
Weight49,50050,50052,800-58,60050,50060,400--
Capacity box2,5082,5472,547-1,9182,5474,359--
Capacity Heap286286286-317--
# Panels121212-1212121212--
Side TypegirdergirdergirdergirdergirdergirdergirdergirdergirdergirderNOT BUILTNOT BUILTgirdergirder
# bays444434444--44
Inside Length40' 2"40' 2"40' 2"-31' 11-1/2"40' 2"40' 2"--
Length Over Sills42' 0"42' 0"42' 0"-42' 0"42' 0"42' 0"--
Truck Centers32' 0"32' 0"32' 0"-32' 0"32' 0"32' 0"--
Inside Width9' 6"9' 6"9' 6"-9' 6"9' 6"9' 6"--
Extreme Width10' 3-1/8"10' 2-1/410' 2-1/4-10' 1-5/8"10' 3-1/8"10' 3-1/8"--
Height10' 6"10' 6-1/2"10' 6-1/2"-11' 4-5/8"10' 6-3/4"15' 3"--
Comments converted to H21a by 1925 not built woodchip cars woodchip cars not built not built ballast doors ballast doors


Types of trucks used

ClassCarNumbersTruck ClassTruck NameQty cars:
H21a  2D-F26aA.S.F. A-3 ride control  
H21a  2E-F2Crown  
H21a  2E-F2Crown  
H21a  2E-F4a   
H21b  2E-F2Crown  
H21b  2E-F2Crown  
H21d  2E-F2a   
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
H21411781413789HT-------
H21731001736000HT-------
H21921201921859HT-------
H21 H21a909001909740HT7777611
H21 H21a917627918343HT171717137--
H21 H21a923001924219HT131313121042
H21 H21a H22a913244913433HT655431-
H21 H21a H21b H21e H21g718969720275HT106210621062999768276136
H21 H21a H21b H21e H21g900219904000HT18891888188617481334461238
H21a686468686469HT22221--
H21a720452720463HT101010741-
H21a730895730999HT191919191442
H21a H21e H21g256481257000HT50950950947035112323
H21a H21B707017707100HT262626251962
H21a H22a904640905266HT2513109531
H21a H22a910405910504HT2713975--
H21a H21b H21e677426677600HT5656565037105
H21a H21b H21e H21g135500139824HT39843984398337052793933428
H21a H21b H21e H21g173625197740HT206872115621324200171502452552523
H21a H21b H21e H21g261461262000HT53253253149938812153
H21a H21b H21e H21g676001677045HT955954953899688260119
H21a H21b H21e H21g685606686352HT70970970966849915470
H21a H21b H21e H21g695330696000HT57557457453642015973
H21a H21b H21e H21g700600700881HT2782782782651908038
H21a H21b H21e H21g706401706909HT46346246243231411857
H21a H21b H21e H21g714300714475HT1601601601511103611
H21a H21b H21e H21g717118717979HT844843842782596204100
H21a H21b H21e H21g741001746000HT40144011400737512838986455
H21a H21b H21e H21g746464748100HT15601559155714511111387184
H21a H21e H21g262931263000HT6969696553139
H21a H21e H21g266921267000HT7979797152177
H21a H21e H21g709975710068HT6767676449159
H21a H21e H21g723027723081HT5454545235136
H21a H21e H21g723124723146HT232323211582
H21a H21e H21g727101727444HT3393393393162388030
H21a H21e H21g910880912723HT61606056432210
H21d254250-LO11111--
H21f135500139824HT-----66
H21f173625197740HT-----2928
H21f249344249989HT------1
H21f256481257000HT-----1-
H21f676001677045HT-----1-
H21f685606686352HT-----12
H21f707017707100HT-----1-
H21f717118717979HT-----12
H21f718969720275HT-----5-
H21f723027723081HT-----1-
H21f741001746000HT-----61
H21f746464748100HT-----11
H21f900219904000HT-----33
H21g249344249989HT------499
H21h135500139824HT-----33
H21h173625197740HT-----99
H21h256481257000HT-----1-
H21h266921267000HT-----1-
H21h685606686352HT-----21
H21h714300714475HT-----1-
H21h718969720275HT-----1-
H21h741001746000HT-----34
H21h746464748100HT-----21
H21h900219904000HT-----22
Roster data compiled by Rich Orr


Modeling Information:

Bowser
H21aHO54050H21a hopper - Undecorated, Unpaintedplastic kit w/ molded on detail-
H21HO54100H21 hopper, clamshell - Undecorated, Unpaintedplastic kit w/ molded on detail-
H21aHO54051H21a Hopper - PRR Circle Keystoneplastic kit w/ molded on detail-
H21aHO54052H21a Hopper - PRR Shadow Keystoneplastic kit w/ molded on detail-
H21aHO54053H21a Hopper - PRR Modern Letteringplastic kit w/ molded on detail-
H21aHO54057H21a Hopper - PRR Early Versionplastic kit w/ molded on detail-
H21aHO54058H21a Hopper - PRR Block Letteringplastic kit w/ molded on detail-
H21aHO54061H21a Hopper - Circle Keystone 'Coal Goes To War' plastic kit w/ molded on detail-
H21HO54101H21 Hopper, clamshell - PRR Early, No Keystoneplastic kit w/ molded on detail-
H21HO54102H21 Hopper, chamshell - PRR Circle Keystoneplastic kit w/ molded on detail-
H21HO54111H21 Hopper, clamshell - Pennsylvania Linesplastic kit w/ molded on detail-
H21aN37401H21a Hopper - PRR Circle Keystoneplastic rtr w/molded on detail-
H21aN37402H21a Hopper - PRR Circle Keystone 'Coal Goes to War'plastic rtr w/molded on detail-
H21aN37403H21a Hopper - PRR Shadow Keystoneplastic rtr w/molded on detail-
H21aN37404H21a Hopper - PRR Early Letteringplastic rtr w/molded on detail-
H21aN37405H21a Hopper - PRR Blackplastic rtr w/molded on detail-
H21aN37406H21a Hopper - PRR Block Letteringplastic rtr w/molded on detail-
H21aN37407H21a Hopper - PCplastic rtr w/molded on detail-
H21aN37408H21a hopper - PC MoWplastic rtr w/molded on detail-
Westerfield
H21HO3200H21/21A HOPPER ORIG. UNDECORATEDresin kit-
H21aHO3200H21/21A HOPPER ORIG. UNDECORATEDresin kit-
H21HO3201H21/21A HOPPER ORIG. PENNSYLVANIAresin kit w/ decals-
H21aHO3201H21/21A HOPPER ORIG. PENNSYLVANIAresin kit w/ decals-
H21HO3202H21A HOPPER ORIG. PRR KEYSTONEresin kit w/ decals-
H21HO3250H21A HOPPER MODN. UNDECORATEDresin kit-
H21HO3251H21A HOPPER MODN. PENNSYLVANIAresin kit w/ decals-
H21HO3252H21A HOPPER AB BRAKES PENNSYLVANIAresin kit w/ decals-


Photos online:

Report MarkClassDescriptionLocationDatePhotographer
PRR 194796H21ice breakerCresson, PA.?Mike Wingard
PRR 413787H21builders photo (E6819)-3/27/25PRR photo (B&W)
PRR 177831H21abuilders photo 3/4 view -?PRR photo (B&W)
PRR 194906H21abuilders photo--Pennsylvania Railroad
PRR 197484H21abuilders photo w/ inside bearing trucks -?PRR photo (B&W)
PRR 183919H21gwhite lined, note PC applied green panel denoting MOW serviceConway, PA6/12/77Ed Martin (Kodachrome 64)
PRR 187979H21gbuilt 11/14Conway, PA6/12/77Ed Martin (Kodachrome 64)
PRR 194796H21gtunnel carCresson, Pa.?Rob Schoenberg
PRR 747803H21gat museumRochester, NY?Rob Schoenberg
PRR 496489H21lMOW yellow, side viewBirdsboro, PA1986John Caples


Photos in print:

ClassPublicationPageCar NoSchemeLocationDateComments
H21PRR Color Guide Vol 156PRR 137787CK-10/52-
H21PRR Color Guide Vol 157PRR 676336SK1b-10/60-
H21aKeystone Vol 7, #37PRR 173774CK-1946-
H21aPennsy Power 3406PRR 177831----
H21aPRR Color Guide Vol 263PRR 192164SK1-5/54-
H21aPRR Steel Open Hoppers13PRR 747787CKAltoona, PA4/3/53Yard scene
H21aPRR Steel Open Hoppers141PRR 747536CKEast Altoona, PA6/19/36-
H21aPRR Steel Open Hoppers155PRR 717351CKHarrisburg, PA7/19/47-
H21aPRR Steel Open Hoppers156PRR 137995CKHarrisburg, PA11/16/47-
H21aPRR Steel Open Hoppers156PRR 185385CKHarrisburg, PA5/12/47-
H21aPRR Steel Open Hoppers156PRR 747441CKHarrisburg, PA7/19/47-
H21aPRR Steel Open Hoppers157PRR ??????-Harrisburg, PA7/4/38-
H21aPRR Steel Open Hoppers157PRR 743488CKHarrisburg, PA7/27/47-
H21aPRR Steel Open Hoppers32PL 706599NKMcKees Rocks, PA8/15Pressed Steel Car Co Builders Photo
H21aPRR Steel Open Hoppers33PRR 178099CKJersey City, NJ5/27/53-
H21aPRR Steel Open Hoppers33PRR 186072NKAltoona, PA3/26w/ reinforcing angle
H21aPRR Steel Open Hoppers34PRR 183448PKZanesville, OH63-
H21aPRR Steel Open Hoppers34PRR 720216PKZanesville, OH11/60-
H21aPRR Steel Open Hoppers40PRR 676314CK-4/39-
H21aPRR Steel Open Hoppers44PRR 178818CKGreenville, NJ4/13/39on B&O car float
H21aPRR Steel Open Hoppers45PRR 189470PK-7/21/55-
H21aPRR Steel Open Hoppers49PRR 197484NKAltoona, PA3/19/18old style hoppers
H21aPRR Steel Open Hoppers6PRR 717125CKJersey City, NJ11/24/48-
H21aTrackside Scranton110PRR 174382CKSouth Wilkes-Barre, PA10/18/53End shot of hopper
H21bPRR Steel Open Hoppers157PRR 744007CKHarrisburg, PA2/8/48-
H21dKeystone Vol 35, #222PRR 254250CK--covered H21, unique
H21ePRR Color Guide Vol 157PRR 744433SK2a-?/59-
H21ePRR Color Guide Vol 263PRR 174504SK1-5/54-
H21ePRR Color Guide Vol 264PRR 189453PK1-12/62-
H21ePRR Color Guide Vol 371PRR 182464SK2Columbus, OH2/10/1963-
H21ePRR Color Guide Vol 371PRR 188224SK2Columbus, OH12/1962-
H21ePRR Steel Open Hoppers158PRR 714303CKHarrisburg, PA10/11/47-
H21ePRR Steel Open Hoppers158PRR 745759CKHarrisburg, PA2/27/48-
H21ePRR Steel Open Hoppers34PRR 197075CKNYmid 50's-
H21ePRR Steel Open Hoppers34PRR 727129CKAltoona, PA4/48-
H21fPRR Color Guide Vol 157PRR 190800PK---
H21fPRR Steel Open Hoppers38PRR 249902PKColumbia, PA--
H21gPC Color Guide121PC 32089PCFt Wayne, IN6/70MOW, nee PRR ??????
H21gPRR Color Guide Vol 1111PRR 496685PK-mow-4/74ballast
H21gPRR Color Guide Vol 1111PRR 746550PK-5/65-
H21gPRR Color Guide Vol 1115PRR ?3112PK---
H21gPRR Color Guide Vol 1115PRR 194796SK2b-9/77Cression Ice Breaker
H21gPRR Color Guide Vol 264PRR 174267PK-odd-5/62-
H21gPRR Color Guide Vol 264PRR 185816PK2-2/68-
H21gPRR Color Guide Vol 372PRR 189328SK2---
H21gPRR Color Guide Vol 372PRR 249904PK---
H21gPRR Steel Open Hoppers36PRR 901442PK-ca. 1963-
H21gPRR Steel Open Hoppers38PRR 746500PKRutherford, PA10/74-
H21gPRR Steel Open Hoppers42PRR 194796--Strasburg, PA6/98ex ice breaker car
H21kPRR Color Guide Vol 1111PRR 496571PK-mow-12/74ballast
H21lPC Color Guide121PC 33027PCReading, PA1/29/72MOW, nee PRR 496646
H21lPRR Color Guide Vol 2113PRR 496640----
H21lPRR Color Guide Vol 2113PRR 496656----
H21lPRR Steel Open Hoppers36PRR 496658MOW-68-


Equipment Diagrams online:

Class(es)tracing #View
H21N-288-Aelevation
H21,H21a-elevation
H21aN-327-Aelevation
H21a31599elevation
H21aE-442990-Aelevation
H21a,H21bE-82029elevation
H21a,H21bE-82029-Belevation
H21dE-405854elevation
H21dE-405854-Belevation
H21lE-600244elevation
H21e,H25aE-454798-Aelevation


Plans and diagrams in print:

Applicable ClassesTypePublicationPageDescriptionTracing Number
H21PlanModel Railroader-8/89(clam shell doors) Nos. 731001-736000
H21aPlanModel Railroader-7/78
H21a,H21b,H21d,H21e,H22,H22a,H25Lettering ArrangementOnline, click to view!-Circle Key, generic shownD81989-G
H21a,H21b,H21e,H22a,H25,H25aArrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 179Shadow Key - H21a shown
H21a,H21b,H21e,H22a,H25,H25a,H21g,H21fArrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 183Plain key w/ "Pennsylvania" - H21e shown
H21dArrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 166Shadow Key - H21d shown
H21fClass DiagramPRR Pass. & Frt. Car Diagrams85


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