PRR Class H33 hoppers


General information:

H33 - (Information above has been gleaned from postings to the freight cars list by: Rick Tipton, Greg Martin and Eric Neubauer)


Some stats:

ClassH33
Diagram?yes
TypeCovered
Capacity140,000
Weight51,800
Capacity box1,958
# Panels10
Side Typegirder
# bays2
Inside Length29' 0"
Length Over Sills35' 2-1/2"
Truck Centers25' 3"
Inside Width9' 5-1/2"
Extreme Width10' 1-3/8"
Height12' 9-13/16"


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
H33255850256049LO--NEW200200199199
Roster data compiled by Rich Orr


Photos online:

Report MarkClassDescriptionLocationDatePhotographer
PRR ?????H33-Renovo, Pa.1969Gary C. Rauch (B&W) (from the PRRT&HS web site)


Photos in print:

ClassPublicationPageCar NoSchemeLocationDateComments
H33Keystone Vol 35, #223-CK--Closeup of loading instruction plate
H33Keystone Vol 35, #223PRR 255873CK---
H33Keystone Vol 35, #223PRR 255934CK---
H33Keystone Vol 35, #228PRR 255869CKLouisville, KY--
H33Keystone Vol 35, #228PRR 255976CKReading, PA12/1974-
H33Keystone Vol 35, #239PRR 255903SK2a---
H33Keystone Vol 35, #243PRR 255903SK2a---
H33Keystone Vol 35, #252PRR 256027PK---
H33PC Color Guide97PC 876318PCReading, PA11/22/73nee PRR 25????
H33PRR Color Guide Vol 158PRR 255917CK---
H33PRR Color Guide Vol 160PRR 255976CK-12/74-
H33PRR Color Guide Vol 267PRR 255985CK-5/66-


Equipment Diagrams online:

Class(es)tracing #View
H33E-453515-Aelevation


Plans and diagrams in print:

Applicable ClassesTypePublicationPageDescriptionTracing Number
H33Arrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 169Shadow Key - H33 shown
H33, H34, H34a, H34b, H34c, H34dArrangement of LetteringKeystone Vol. 35, No. 254PKD461915-D
H33,H34,H34a,H34b,H34c,H34dArrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 174Plain key - H33 shown


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