PRR Class H47 Covered Hoppers

General information:

The class H-47 and H-47a comprised a total of 140 3 compartment, 4750 cu. covered hoppers built by the Magor Car Corporation in 1965. They were delivered in the final PRR scheme, with black lettering on an unpainted aluminum carbody. They were delivered as follows:
(source, The Magor Car Corporation by Ed Kaminski -published by Signature Press, 2001)

Some stats:

Capacity box4,7504,750
# Panels1515
Side Typegirdergirder
# bays33
Inside Length54' 1-5/8"54' 1-5/8"
Length Over Sills55' 1"55' 1"
Truck Centers45' 2"45' 2"
Inside Width9' 10"9' 10"
Extreme Width10' 5-11/32"10' 5-11/32"
Height14' 6-25/3214' 6-25/32
Comments Aluminum construction Aluminum construction

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

Photos in print:

ClassPublicationPageCar NoSchemeLocationDateComments
H47Keystone Vol 35, #259PRR 260874PK--Builders photo
H47Keystone Vol 35, #260PRR 260874PK--Builders photo
H47Keystone Vol 35, #263PRR 260887PK---
H47aPRR Color Guide Vol 274PRR 260885PK---
H47aPRR Color Guide Vol 379PRR 260671PK---
H47aThe Magor Car Corporation111PRR 260661PK---

Equipment Diagrams online:

Class(es)tracing #View

Plans and diagrams in print:

Applicable ClassesTypePublicationPageDescriptionTracing Number
H47,H47aClass DiagramPRR Pass. & Frt. Car Diagrams87

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