PRR Class X25 ->40' Single Door steel boxcars


General information:

First all steel PRR boxcar
9620 cars built
Built: 1915-1919
Reverse opening doors


Capacity (lbs)100,000
Weight (lbs)49,100
Cubic Capy (cu ft)3274
Distance between truck centers32'6"
Length over strikers42'6"
Outside width over side sheets9'6.25"
Inside width8'11"
Door width6'


Types of trucks used

ClassCarNumbersTruck ClassTruck NameQty cars:
X25  2D-F1Arch Bar  
X25  2D-F2Crown  
X25  2D-F8P.R.R.  
X25a  2D-F1Arch Bar  
X25a  2D-F2Crown  
X25a  2D-F8P.R.R.  
X25b  2D-F8P.R.R.  
X25c  2D-F8P.R.R.  
X25d  2D-F8P.R.R.  
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
X2520002100XMpassenger service------
X2521012118XMpassenger service------
X2521192200XMpassenger service------
X2522012209XMpassenger service------
X2522102400XMpassenger service------
X2524012409XMpassenger service------
X2524102499XMpassenger service------
X2542764400XMpassenger service------
X2562076250XMpassenger service------
X2566516700XMpassenger service------
X2568957000XMpassenger service------
X253100136984XM56304744764---
X258358984535XM804685223---
X258830188717XM3963356----
X259040190438XM3834-----
X259310193641XM53243711----
X25501979501980XM1------
X25511351511395XM4437-----
X25517766518216XM44036691---
X25530071530075XM55-----
X25531188531193XM65-----
X25532997532999XM33-----
X25539501539950XM43236411----
X25556901556942XM423811---
X25562724563169XM437378111---
X25596541596937XM3853186----
X25a512002512062XM XAB XMP625322---
X25a538501538822XM XAB XMP3182442421---
X25a556701556778XM XAB7862-----
X25a556701556778XMP-422---
X25a563170564269XM XAB XMP10718405446---
X25a598001598437XM XAB XMP4313252120---
X25b538630-XM11-----
X25b563958564061XM33-----
X25c564119-XM11-----
X25d9365093655LC661----
Roster data compiled by Rich Orr


Modeling Information:

Westerfield
X25HO6000X25 Steel Box Orig. Undecoratedresin kitCreco Door
X25HO6101X25 STEEL BOX CAR ORIG PENNSYLVANIAresin kit w/ decalsCreco Door
X25HO6151X25 STEEL BOX CAR MODN PENNSYLVANIAresin kit w/ decalsYoungstown Door
X25aHO6200X25A STEEL AUTO CAR ORIG. UNDEC.resin kitCreco Doors
X25aHO6201X25A STEEL AUTO CAR ORIG. PRRresin kit w/ decalsCreco Doors
X25aHO6251X25A STEEL AUTO CAR MODN. PRRresin kit w/ decalsYoungstown Doors


Photos online:

Report MarkClassDescriptionLocationDatePhotographer
PRR 35883X25Union Line, 3/4 view--PRR Photo (B&W) from the 1919 CBD


Photos in print:

ClassPublicationPageCar NoSchemeLocationDateComments
X25Keystone Vol 16, #110PRR 562768CK---
X25Keystone Vol 16, #14PRR 29001NK3---
X25Keystone Vol 16, #18PRR 32358NK3---
X25Keystone Vol 16, #18PRR 88449NK3---
X25Keystone Vol 16, #19PRR 35093CK---
X25Keystone Vol 21, #217PRR 34926NK3-"Union Line"---
X25Keystone Vol 21, #218PRR 83757NK4---
X25Pennsy Power 3410PRR 31827CK---
X25aKeystone Vol 16, #110PRR 538598NK4---
X25cKeystone Vol 16, #112PRR 569119NK4---
X25-rail grinderCars of the Pennsy63PRR 499211----
X25-rail testCars of the Pennsy64PRR 2349--6/17-


Equipment Diagrams online:

Class(es)tracing #View
X25-elevation
X2544354elevation
X25E-442737-C,Aelevation
X25aN-398-Aelevation
X25a-elevation
X25a42480elevation
X25aE-443215-B,Aelevation
X25bE-400065elevation
X25cE-400065elevation


Plans and diagrams in print:

Applicable ClassesTypePublicationPageDescriptionTracing Number
X25Class DiagramPRR Pass. & Frt. Car Diagrams72


General Arrangement:

PublicationPage
Pennsy Passenger and Freight Car Diagrams72


References:

  • PM 10/78 - X25 to X29 series boxcars (Amerine, Jack & Freeman, Jeff)
      history, photos, list of boxcar types plus bibliography
  • PM 10/81 - X25 Steel Boxcars (Durrenberger, Cyril)
      Cyril Durrenberger paints a TM kit (pseudo X29) as Union Line X25 #518162


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