PRR Class H31 hoppers


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Some stats:

ClassH31H31aH31bH31c
Diagram?yesyesyesyes
TypeOpenOpenOpenOpen
Capacity110,000110,000100,000110,000
Weight40,30039,50040,40037,500
Capacity box1,8591,9111,7381,850
Capacity Heap256245243253
# Panels8666
Side Typegirdercomposite-woodcomposite-woodcomposite-steel rebuild
# bays2222
Inside Length31' 6"31' 6"31' 1-5/8"31' 6"
Length Over Sills32' 9"32' 9"32' 9"32' 9"
Truck Centers22' 9"22' 9"22' 9"22' 9"
Inside Width9' 9"9' 4-14"9' 4-1/4"9' 8-5/8"
Extreme Width10' 4"10' 4"10' 4"10' 4"
Height10' 3" 10' 8" 10' 3" 10' 3"


Types of trucks used

ClassCarNumbersTruck ClassTruck NameQty cars:
H312203012208412D-F22CBarrett-Whitehead541
H312225012226702D-F17AElsey 170
H31  2D-F17aElsey  
H31  2D-F22cBarrett-Whitehead  
H31b2208422213412D-F22CBarrett-Whitehead500
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
H31220301220841HM541540535533529525272
H31222501222670HM17017017017016716388
H31a249990-HM111111-
H31b220842221641HM50050049226612123
H31c220842221341HM--5225482475276
Roster data compiled by Rich Orr


Modeling Information:

Accurail
H31aHO270255-ton Wood Side Twin Hopper, Pennsylvaniaplastic?
MicroTrains
H31bN-H31b hopperRTR plastic w/ molded grabs-
Overland
H31cHOOMI 3107H31c Hopperbrass - rtr-


Photos online:

Report MarkClassDescriptionLocationDatePhotographer
PRR 220301H31builders photo 3/4 view -?PRR photo (B&W)
PRR 220383H31builders photo--Pennsylvania Railroad


Photos in print:

ClassPublicationPageCar NoSchemeLocationDateComments
H31PRR Steel Open Hoppers160PRR 222645CKHarrisburg, PA9/17/47-
H31PRR Steel Open Hoppers66PRR 220760PKZanesville, OH?ca 64-
H31bCars of the Pennsy51PRR 220894CK-6/42-
H31bPRR Steel Open Hoppers160PRR 221011CK-BWBHarrisburg, PA5/22/47-
H31bPRR Steel Open Hoppers160PRR 221265CK-BWBWilkes Barre, PA12/13/46-
H31bPRR Steel Open Hoppers67PRR 220894CKAltoona, PA6/8/42-
H31bPRR Steel Open Hoppers69PRR ??????--Altoona, PA6/8/42-
H31cPennsy Power 3407PRR 221183--6/63-
H31cPRR Color Guide Vol 158PRR 221080PK-3/76-
H31cPRR Steel Open Hoppers67PRR 221183SKZanesville, OH6/63-


Equipment Diagrams online:

Class(es)tracing #View
H31E-419125-Celevation
H31aE-426135-Aelevation
H31bE-426445elevation
H31cE-439815-Belevation
H31cE-439815-Eelevation


Plans and diagrams in print:

Applicable ClassesTypePublicationPageDescriptionTracing Number
Gla, GLg,H31Arrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 187Plain Key - H31 shown
H30, H31, H30aLettering DiagramKeystone Vol. 35, No. 224CKD406330-K
H31ArrangementKeystone Vol 19, No. 239
425756 C
H31Arrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 180Shadow Key - H31 shown
H31Class DiagramPRR Pass. & Frt. Car Diagrams83

H31PlanMainline Modeler-7/87

H31aClass DiagramPennsy Car Plans78

H31aClass DiagramPRR Pass. & Frt. Car Diagrams82

H31aPlanModel Railroader-4/45wood hopper No.10924(H31a ?)
H31a,H31cArrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 181Shadow Key - H31c shown
H31a,H31cArrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 182Shadow Key - H31c shown
H31bArrangementKeystone Vol 19, No. 243
426695 C
H31cArrangementKeystone Vol 19, No. 246
445924 C
H31cClass DiagramPRR Pass. & Frt. Car Diagrams82


References:

  • RNE 6/78 - Coal Car Equiptment-PRR (PRR)
      Photo, plan, diagram, H-31, H-35
  • KEY 1/86 - Snapper-Test Plant-O PRR H31,H31B,H31C Hopeers (Pfeil, FJ)
      Precision Scale


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