PRR Class H43 hoppers

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Some stats:

Capacity box3,4183,4183,4183,418
Capacity Heap367367367367
# Panels14141414
Side Typegirdergirdergirdergirder
# bays3333
Inside Length44' 11-7/8"44' 11-7/8"44' 11-7/8"44' 11-7/8"
Length Over Sills46" 0-1/246" 0-1/246" 0-1/246" 0-1/2
Truck Centers36' 2"36' 2"36' 2"36' 2"
Inside Width9' 9-1/2"9' 9-1/2"9' 9-1/2"9' 9-1/2"
Extreme Width10' 6-5/8"10' 6-5/8"10' 6-5/8"10' 6-5/8"
Height12' 3"12' 3"12' 3"12' 3"

Types of trucks used

ClassCarNumbersTruck ClassTruck NameQty cars:
H43  2F-F5Barrett-Whitehead  
H43  2F-F7  
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:

H43HOH-9PRR 100 ton 3 bay hopperWoodbetter modern alternatives ie Bowser
H43HO55100H-43 hopper - Undecoratedplastic kit w/ molded on detail-
H43HO55101H-43 hopper - PRRplastic kit w/ molded on detail-

Photos online:

Report MarkClassDescriptionLocationDatePhotographer
PRR 226136H43a3 bay hopperAberdeen, MD6/78Dick Leonhardt (from George Elwood's site)
PRR 226551H43bThis train was northbound along the Beaver River having just past Rochester station.Rochester, PA6/15/1977Ed Martin (Kodachrome 64)
PRR 227243H43bTrain was westboundConway, Pa.6/21/1977Ed Martin
PRR 180871H433/4 viewLeesport, PA1989John Caples

Photos in print:

ClassPublicationPageCar NoSchemeLocationDateComments
H43PRR Color Guide Vol 164PRR 180658PK-5/64-
H43PRR Color Guide Vol 272PRR 180187PK---
H43PRR Color Guide Vol 272PRR 181518PK---
H43aPC Color Guide72PC 473975PCYoungwood, PA12/4/77nee PRR 18????
H43aPRR Color Guide Vol 164PRR 225906PK-4/68-
H43aPRR Color Guide Vol 273PRR 225983PK---
H43aPRR Steel Open Hoppers114PRR 226300PKRenovo, PA5/79-
H43aPRR Steel Open Hoppers115PRR 225475PKYpsilanti, MI9/77-
H43bPRR Color Guide Vol 164PRR 227835PK-2/88-
H43bPRR Color Guide Vol 273PRR 229355PK---
H43bPRR Color Guide Vol 377PRR 228270PK---
H43bPRR Steel Open Hoppers115PRR 228573PK---
H43bPRR Steel Open Hoppers116PRR 227285PKYpsilanti, MI9/77-
H43cPC Color Guide73PC 479435PCPitcarin, PA2/74nee PRR 2?????
H43cPRR Color Guide Vol 373PRR 257797SK1b---
H43cPRR Color Guide Vol 376PRR 181562PK---
H43cPRR Steel Open Hoppers119PRR 230330PKFrankfort, IN1/24/81-
H43dPRR Steel Open Hoppers117PC 480307PCWeirton, WV3/91-

Equipment Diagrams online:

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