H27 triple hopper car

General information:


Probably the only offset side car the PRR ever owned.

Some stats:

Capacity box3,112
Capacity Heap400
# Panels12
Side Typeoffset
# bays6
Inside Length47' 0"
Length Over Sills48' 0"
Truck Centers38' 0"
Inside Width10' 0"
Extreme Width10' 2-1/2"
Height10' 8"

Types of trucks used

ClassCarNumbersTruck ClassTruck NameQty cars:
H27  2F-F2  
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
Roster data compiled by Rich Orr

Modeling Information:

"0" scale - Precision Scale: # 15259

Photos online:

Report MarkClassDescriptionLocationDatePhotographer
PRR 220300H27builders photo interior view (E8776)-4/18/30PRR photo (B&W)
PRR 220300H27builders photo 3/4 view (E8773)-4/18/30PRR photo (B&W)

Photos in print:

ClassPublicationPageCar NoSchemeLocationDateComments
H27Pennsy Power 3407PRR 220300--4/30-
H27PRR Steel Open Hoppers149PRR 220300CK---

Equipment Diagrams online:

Class(es)tracing #View

Plans and diagrams in print:

Applicable ClassesTypePublicationPageDescriptionTracing Number
H27Class DiagramPRR Pass. & Frt. Car Diagrams84

Special thanks to Dick Ross for providing information for this page.

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