PRR Class H45 Covered Hoppers

General information:

The class H-45 and H-45A comprised a total of 415 ACF 3-bay 4600 cu. ft. centerflow covered hoppers purchased in 1965. They were delivered in the final PRR scheme. That is, light gray with black lettering, plain keystone and large "PRR" over the road number. The cars rode on 100-ton roller-bearing trucks with 36" wheelsets. They were delivered as follows:

Some stats:

Capacity box4,6004,600
# Panels11
Side Typecylindricalcylindrical
# bays33
Inside Length53' 3"53' 3"
Length Over Sills54' 7-3/4"54' 7-3/4"
Truck Centers44' 9"44' 9"
Inside Width10' 5-1/16"10' 5-1/16"
Extreme Width10' 5-1/2"10' 5-1/2"
Height15' 1"15' 1"
Comments gravity outlets pneumatic outlets

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:

H45HO1935Cylindrical Cvd. Hopper PRRplastic RTR w/ molded on details-

Photos online:

Report MarkClassDescriptionLocationDatePhotographer
CR 888294H45-Sandusky, OH?Rob Schoenberg

Photos in print:

ClassPublicationPageCar NoSchemeLocationDateComments
H45Keystone Vol 35, #262PRR 259759PKFt Wayne, IN9/1982-
H45PC Color Guide105PC 888242PCMuhelenberg Twp, PA4/14/79nee PRR 259995
H45Pennsy Power 3408PRR 260835PK---
H45PRR Color Guide Vol 165PRR 260744PK-4/79-
H45PRR Color Guide Vol 165PRR 260815PK-3/78-
H45PRR Color Guide Vol 274PRR 259959PK---
H45PRR Color Guide Vol 378PRR 259973PK---
H45aKeystone Vol 35, #259PRR 260719PK---
H45aKeystone Vol 35, #262PRR 260719PKHolidaysburg, PA5/21/1984-

Equipment Diagrams online:

Class(es)tracing #View

Plans and diagrams in print:

Applicable ClassesTypePublicationPageDescriptionTracing Number
H45,H45aClass DiagramPRR Pass. & Frt. Car Diagrams86


    "Railroad Model Craftsman, July '97 (A four-view scale drawing of car #259775 appears on pages 62 - 63.)

Special thanks to Harry H. Wade for contributing to this page!

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