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:

ClassH47aH47
Diagram?NO-WaynerNO-Wayner
TypeCoveredCovered
Capacity200,000200,000
Weight56,20056,200
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
H47260871260970LO------100
H47a260656260705LO------50
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
H47,H47aE-463817-B-Aelevation


Plans and diagrams in print:

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


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