PRR Class X29 boxcars


General information:


Types of trucks used

ClassCarNumbersTruck ClassTruck NameQty cars:
X29  2D-F1Arch Bar  
X29  2D-F2Crown  
X29  2D-F8P.R.R.  
X29  2D-F10   
X29  2D-F13National  
X29  2D-F21aYoung  
X29 (Express service)  2D-F7   
X29 (Express service)  2D-F14Young  
X29, one car  2D-F16Double Truss  
X29a  2D-F8P.R.R.  
X29a  2D-F17Elsey  
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
X294930157641XM BX7970787870446779603938034
X299063392500XM1706167814831424126522311
X299399596126XM XME18831846159315201292169-
X2997949103324XM BX4809492543304317378444123
X29502000505948XM BX3558350430342922256329215
X29566091574091XM7770763766436374559070747
X29a49300-XM11111--
X29b2650131000XM XME XML XMP XP-38144044485441543472525
X29c9365493659LC--466273
X29c504829-LC-----1-
X29d2230123500XM XML XL XMP XP----11951181972
X29d2360026500XM XML XL XMP XAP XP--NEW999288028372083
X29e2250123600XM----10010056
X29e2250123600XP------42
X29f3100132000XM----NEW--
X29f606250606649XML-----398395
X29g605350606249XM XML XL XP-----898879
X29h2230123500LC------2
X29h2360026500LC------26
X29k9365093683LC------2
X29k9368493693LC------10
X29l2230123500XM XL------129
X29l2360026500XM XL------287
Roster data compiled by Rich Orr


Modeling Information:

Accurail
X29bHO-AAR steel boxplasticpoor representation of class
CB&T Shops
X29bHO20200X29b boxcar UndecplasticAnnounced ca 2000. Unlikely to be produced.
X29bHO20201X29b boxcar CKplasticAnnounced ca 2000. Unlikely to be produced.
X29bHO20202X29b boxcar SKplasticAnnounced ca 2000. Unlikely to be produced.
X29bHO20203X29b boxcar "Merchandise Service" (MS1)plasticAnnounced ca 2000. Unlikely to be produced.
X29dHO20300X29d boxcar UndecplasticAnnounced ca 2000. Unlikely to be produced.
X29dHO20301X29d boxcar CKplasticAnnounced ca 2000. Unlikely to be produced.
X29dHO20302X29d boxcar SKplasticAnnounced ca 2000. Unlikely to be produced.
X29dHO20303X29d boxcar "Don't Stand Me Still"plasticAnnounced ca 2000. Unlikely to be produced.
Fine N Scale
X29N-X29 boxcar express creco doorsundec kits less T/C-
X29N-X29 boxcar creco doors (2 per kit)undec kits less T/C-
Overland
X29HOOMI3013PRR X29 Boxcar Door Corrugated-Plain Endsbrass - rtr-
X29HOOMI3014PRR X29 Boxcar Door & Ends Corrugatedbrass - rtr-
X29HOOMI3015PRR X29 Door & Ends-Plain Higher Carbrass - rtr-
X29HOOMI3019PRR X29 Boxcar Door & Ends-Plainbrass - rtr-
Precision Scale
X29HOPSC16020X29 Box Carbrass - rtr-
X29HOPSC16022X29 Box Carbrass - rtr-
Red Caboose
X29HO7000X29 Plate Ends-Undec '28 BodyPlastic kit w/ seperate details-
X29HO7001X29 Dreadnaught Ends '28 Body - UndecPlastic kit w/ seperate details-
X29HO7002X29 Plate Ends '24 Body - UndecPlastic kit w/ seperate details-
X29HO7010X29 Plate Ends '24 Body - CKPlastic kit w/ seperate details-
X29HO7024X29 Plate Ends '24 Body - SKPlastic kit w/ seperate details-
X29HO7026X29 Plate Ends '24 Body - PRR Merchandise ServicePlastic kit w/ seperate details-
X29expHO7028X29 Plate Ends '24 Body - PRR Railway Express (CK)Plastic kit w/ seperate details-
X29HO7030X29 Plate Ends '24 Body - PRR CK "Buy Warbonds"Plastic kit w/ seperate details-
X29HO7066X29 Dreadnaught Ends '28 Body - PRR CKPlastic kit w/ seperate details-
X29expHO7072X29 Dreadnaught Ends '28 Body - PRR Railway Express (CK)Plastic kit w/ seperate details-
X29HO7074X29 Dreadnaught Ends '28 Body - PRR "Buy Warbonds (CK)Plastic kit w/ seperate details-
X29HO7076X29 Dreadnaught Ends '28 Body - PRR Merchandise Service (CK)Plastic kit w/ seperate details-
X29HO7078X29 Dreadnaught Ends '28 Body - PRR SKPlastic kit w/ seperate details-
X29HO7082X29 Dreadnaught Ends '28 Body - PRR SK grey 'Battery Car'Plastic kit w/ seperate details-
X29HO7084X29 Dreadnaught Ends '28 Body - PRR PK grey 'Company Service'Plastic kit w/ seperate details-
X29N17002X29 Plate Ends '24 Body - UndecPlastic rtr w/ molded details-
X29N17010X29 Plate Ends '24 Body - PRR CKPlastic rtr w/ molded details-
X29N17024X29 Plate Ends '24 Body - PRR SKPlastic rtr w/ molded details-
X29N17026X29 Plate Ends '24 Body - PRR CK "Merchandise Service"Plastic rtr w/ molded details-
X29expN17028X29 Plate Ends '24 Body - PRR CK "Railway Express"Plastic rtr w/ molded details-
X29N17030X29 Plate Ends '24 Body - PRR CK "Buy War Bonds"Plastic rtr w/ molded details-
Sunshine
X29HO26.1X29 patch panel, Youngstown door, CK decalsresin kit w/ decals-
X29HO26.11X29 dreadnaught end, Youngstown door, CK decalsresin kit w/ decalsdiscontinued
X29expHO26.12X29, express w/ Dreadnaught ends, Youngstown door, CK express letteringresin kit w/ decalsdiscontinued
X29expHO26.13X29, express w/ Dreadnaught ends, Climax roof, Youngstown door, CK express lettering & bannerresin kit w/ decalsdiscontinued
X29HO26.2X29 patch panel, Younstown door, Merch Service decalsresin kit w/ decalsdiscontinued
X29HO26.3X29, patch panel, Creco door, CK decalsresin kit w/ decalsdiscontinued
X29HO26.4X29 patch panel, Creco door, Merch Service decalsresin kit w/ decalsdiscontinued
X29HO26.5X29 patch panel, Youngstown door, Express decalsresin kit w/ decalsdiscontinued
X29HO26.6X29 patch panels, Creco door, express decalsresin kit w/ decalsdiscontinued
X29bHO64.35X29b rebuilt boxcar (10'6" I.H.), Apex etched running board, CK decalsresin kit w/ decals-
X29bHO64.36X29b rebuilt boxcar (10'6" I.H.), Apex etched running board, Merchandise Service decalsresin kit w/ decals-
X29bHOU1.1X29b 40' steel box car, CK decalsresin/plasticdiscontinued
X29bHOU1.2X29b 40' steel box car, SK decalsresin/plasticdiscontinued
X29bHOU1.3X29b 40' steel box car, merchandise service decalsresin/plasticdiscontinued
Walthers/Train Miniatures
X29HO-X29 boxcar - flat endplastic kit w/molded on detailneeds some work!
X29HO-X29 boxcar - dreadnaught endplastic kit w/molded on detailneeds some work!


Model Photos online:

(Photos of models submitted by visitors. Accompanied by descriptions)

Report MarkClassDescriptionManufacturerScaleModeler
PRR 568619X29X29 box carDes Plaines Hobbies1/4"Eugene Deimling
PRR 28049X29dX29D box carFront RangeHOGreg Martin
PRR28049X29bX29B box carFront RangeHOGreg Martin
PRR 24168X29dX29D box carFront RangeHOGreg Martin
PRR 28039X29bX29 boxcarSunshineHOGary Mittner


Photos online:

Report MarkClassDescriptionLocationDatePhotographer
PC 38423X29MOWAltoona, Pa.?Rob Schoenberg
PRR ??????X29-Lewistown, Pa.?Rob Schoenberg
PRR ??????X29MOWAltoona, Pa.?Rob Schoenberg
PRR 569091X29---PRR Photo (B&W) from Modern Cars & Locos 1926
PRR ??????X29X29 boxcar in company stores serviceJeffersonville, IN~1996Jeffrey Crone
PRR ???????X29-Johnstown, Pa.?Rob Schoenberg
PRR 1029X29at scrap yardAltoona, Pa.?Rob Schoenberg
PRR 489545X29in MOW yellow schemePitcarin, PA12/99Bill Navari Photo (from George Elwood's site)
PRR 489545X29in MOW yellow schemePitcarin, PA12/99Bill Navari Photo (from George Elwood's site)
PRR 489546X29in MOW yellow schemePitcarin, PA12/99Bill Navari Photo (from George Elwood's site)
PRR 489546X29X29 boxcar in MOW serviceSewickley, PA5/5/1996Dennis K. Sautters
PRR 569091X29builders photo 3/4 view -?PRR photo (B&W)
PRR 569356X29shadow keystone scheme with calandar numbersunknown-Charles Houser Collection (from George Elwood's site)
PRR 9495X29restored - Railway ExpressValley RR Museum?A. V. Aylward (from George Elwood's site)
PRR 23963X29d"don't stand me still"unknown-unknown (B&W) (from alsprr.railfan.net)
PRR 605297X29gsans roofwalkS.P. Colton Yard, Colton, Ca4/6/77Ed Martin (Kodachrome 64)
PC 26112X29l-Altoona, Pa.?Rob Schoenberg
PRR 28460X29bBuilders Photo, side view (E18815)Altoona, PA-PRR Photo (B&W), collection of Bill Lane
PRR 28460X29bBuilders Photo, B end view (E18817)Altoona, PA-PRR Photo (B&W), collection of Bill Lane
PRR 23635X29dBuilders Photo, side view (E20851)Altoona, PA-PRR Photo (B&W), collection of Bill Lane
PRR 23635X29dBuilders Photo, B end view (E20853)Altoona, PA-PRR Photo (B&W), collection of Bill Lane
PRR 23546X29eBuilders Photo, side view (E21011)Altoona, PA-PRR Photo (B&W), collection of Bill Lane
PRR 23546X29eBuilders Photo, 3/4 view (E21012)Altoona, PA-PRR Photo (B&W), collection of Bill Lane
PRR 23546X29eBuilders Photo, B end view (E21013)Altoona, PA-PRR Photo (B&W), collection of Bill Lane
PRR ?X29East Conemaugh, PA5/1992John Caples
PRR 498539X29Allentown, PA5-1993John Caples
PRR 498539X29Allentown, PA5/1995John Caples


Photos in print:

ClassPublicationPageCar NoSchemeLocationDateComments
X29Cars of the Pennsy63PRR 498805SK2b-1/60-
X29Keystone Vol 16, #430PRR 55758CK---
X29Keystone Vol 19, #144PRR 101393MS2---
X29Keystone Vol 21, #245PRR 92419MS2---
X29Keystone Vol 21, #246PRR 2185PK-REA---
X29Keystone Vol 21, #246PRR 504087MS3---
X29Keystone Vol 21, #248PRR 569356SK1a-9/54-
X29Keystone Vol 33, #39PRR 92419MSGreenville, NJ5/5/1950Prismo (reflective) paint
X29Keystone Vol 7, #312PRR ??????CK-1953-
X29Keystone Vol 9, #43PRR 505642CK---
X29Keystone Vol 9, #48PRR 2185REA---
X29Keystone Vol 9, #49PRR 100800CK---
X29Pennsy Power 3410PRR 100305CK---
X29PRR Color Guide Vol 1117PRR 489545PK-mow-5/91-
X29PRR Color Guide Vol 171PRR 567427MS2-9/58-
X29PRR Color Guide Vol 172PRR 569356SK1a---
X29PRR Color Guide Vol 172PRR 6969SK2b-5/74-
X29PRR Color Guide Vol 173PRR 498290PK-S-7/74-
X29PRR Color Guide Vol 2109PRR 489038----
X29PRR Color Guide Vol 2110PRR 499668----
X29PRR Color Guide Vol 233PRR 568169MS2-11/54flat end
X29PRR Color Guide Vol 3113PRR 498040mow-grey-storesMorrisville, PA12/28/1975plain keystone on grey paint, company stores
X29PRR Color Guide Vol 3113PRR 498317mow-yellowWayne, MI9/1988-
X29PRR Color Guide Vol 351PRR 569356SK1a-9/5/1954-
X29RMJ, 8/9710PRR 54895CK-5/50end view
X29RMJ, 8/9710PRR 94794CK-1941Creco Door, patch panels
X29RMJ, 8/9711PRR 54565CK-1931Youngstown door
X29RMJ, 8/9712PRR 571827CK-4/48patch panel
X29RMJ, 8/9713PRR 100800CK-1932-
X29RMJ, 8/9713PRR 101753CK-9/34-
X29RMJ, 8/9714PRR 499699PK-S-60'sroof hatches
X29RMJ, 8/9714PRR 52464NK.-1929Youngstown door
X29RMJ, 8/9715PRR 569091NK-1924-
X29RMJ, 8/9715PRR 92419MS2---
X29RMJ, 8/9715PRR 94794CK-?End view
X29RMJ, 8/9716PRR 492287mow---
X29RMJ, 8/9716PRR 499499mow---
X29RMJ, 8/9716PRR 504087MS3---
X29RMJ, 8/9716PRR 54409CK-buy war bonds---
X29RMJ, 8/9716PRR 567417SK1a-1955-
X29bCars of the Pennsy45PRR 30901MS1-12/48-
X29bKeystone Vol 21, #245PRR 28049MS1---
X29bPRR Color Guide Vol 171PRR 30998MS1-4/62-
X29bPRR Color Guide Vol 234PRR 30012SK1b-4/62-
X29bPRR Color Guide Vol 234PRR 30814CK-12/62poor paint
X29bPRR Color Guide Vol 235PRR 27554CK-8/65Bad Paint
X29bPRR Color Guide Vol 235PRR 28647SK1a-7/54-
X29bPRR Color Guide Vol 243PRR 28043SK2a---
X29bPRR Color Guide Vol 351PRR 28730CKOrbisonia, PA3/31/1956end view, on narrow guage trucks (EBT)
X29bPRR Color Guide Vol 351PRR 30689SK1aColumbus, OH-Door open
X29bPRR Color Guide Vol 352PRR 30613PK---
X29bRMJ, 8/9715PRR 29412SK1a-1954-
X29dCFC vol 131PRR 24086SK1b-DSMS-1/56-
X29dCFC vol 751PRR 24359SK1b-DSMS-11/58-
X29dKeystone Vol 16, #430PRR 24477SK1b---
X29dKeystone Vol 21, #226PRR 24168SK1b-DSMS-5/66-
X29dKeystone Vol 21, #226PRR 26194SK1b---
X29dPRR Color Guide Vol 173PRR 24270SK1b-DSMS-?/57-
X29dPRR Color Guide Vol 176PRR 24352SK1b-DSMS-9/59-
X29dPRR Color Guide Vol 236PRR 24018SK1b-DSMS---
X29dPRR Color Guide Vol 352PRR 24115SK1b-DSMSLawrence, KS12/1955-
X29dPRR Color Guide Vol 352PRR 24255SK1b-DSMSBarre, MA--
X29-expCars of the Pennsy45PRR 2185CK-REA-11/41-
X29-expCFC vol 131PRR 9582PK-10/74-
X29-expKeystone Vol 33, #39PRR 2185CK-REAAltoona, PA11/13/1941-
X29-expKeystone Vol 33, #39PRR 2185CK-REAAltoona, PA11/13/1941-
X29-expPRR Color Guide Vol 174PRR 2145CK-REA-12/61-
X29-expPRR Color Guide Vol 174PRR 2469CK-REA-12/62-
X29-expPRR Color Guide Vol 175PRR 2412PK-4/68-
X29-expPRR Color Guide Vol 175PRR 4892SK2b-2/61-
X29-expRMJ, 8/9716PRR 100688CK-9/50Hutchinson's Radial roof, express trucks
X29-expRMJ, 8/9716PRR 2185CK-REA---
X29fPRR Color Guide Vol 353PRR 606268SK2Geneva, IN8/21/19633/4 view
X29-flangerPRR Color Guide Vol 1124PRR 495746--3/61-
X29gKeystone Vol 12, #216PRR 605413SK2a---
X29gPC Color Guide46PC 252455PCMiddletown, PA7/68nee PRR 605873
X29gPRR Color Guide Vol 176PRR 605850SK2a-7/80-
X29gPRR Color Guide Vol 237PRR 605605SK2a-4/63-
X29gPRR Color Guide Vol 237PRR 606130PK-3/87-
X29gPRR Color Guide Vol 237PRR 606204SK2a-6/62-
X29gPRR Color Guide Vol 353PRR 605360SK2---
X29kPRR Color Guide Vol 176PRR 93687PK-9/68-
X29lCFC vol 131PRR 23434PK-8/75-
X29lPRR Color Guide Vol 177PRR 22474PK-4/75-
X29lPRR Color Guide Vol 353PRR 25151PKCroxton, NJ1977-


Equipment Diagrams online:

Class(es)tracing #View
X29E-73579elevation
X29,X29aE-443452-C,Belevation
X29bE-439815-D,Celevation
X29cE-454800-Aelevation
X29dE-454800-Aelevation
X29eE-457477-Aelevation
X29fE-460901-Aelevation
X29gE-460901-Aelevation


Plans and diagrams in print:

Applicable ClassesTypePublicationPageDescriptionTracing Number
X26a,X28a,X29,X29a,X31aArrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 12Shadow Key - X29 shown
X26c, X29bArrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 127Shadow Key Merch. Service - X29b shown
X26c,X29bArrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 11Shadow Key - X26c shown
X29Arrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 128Shadow Key Merch. Service - X29
X29Arrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 131Shadow Key w/ report marks - X29 battery service
X29Arrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 136Plain Key - X29
X29PlanKeystone Vol. 9, No. 4
X29PlanModel Railroader-1/4141
X29PlanModel Railroader-1/5580
X29PlanModel Railroader-4/6363
X29PlanNC SIG B Vol.17 No.3 of 8/97
X29PlanRail Model Craftsman-3/3427
X29 expressArrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 13Shadow Key - X29 shown - express service
X29bPlanMainline Modeler-12/92
X29DArrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 14Shadow Key - X29d
X29eClass DiagramPennsy Car Plans75P.S. cushion underframe


References:

  • PM 10/78 - X25 to X29 series boxcars (Amerine, Jack & Freeman, Jeff)
      history, photos, list of boxcar types plus bibliography
  • RMJ 9/93 - X29 Boxcars (Lofton, Martin)
      history, prototype photos and modeling instructions
  • PM 10/78 - X29 Boxcars (Freeman, Jeff)
      beautiful scratchbuilt X29 done w/ styrene, photos, instructions, drawings & many details
  • MM 12/92 - X29 rebuilt boxcars
      history, plus prototype photos of cars in original/Merchandise/shadow keystone model photos, builder photo, complete drawings, closeup detail photos
  • MM 11/92 - X29 rebuilt boxcars
      kitbash from FRONT RANGE boxcar kits -- good modeling reference
  • MM 8/91 - X29 rebuilt boxcars (Martin, Greg)
      kitbash article from FRONT RANGE boxcar plus MIDDLE DIVISION decals
  • RMJ 3/91 - X29 rebuilt boxcars
      kitbash from Front Range plus CHAMP decals, photo X29d #28049 "Merchandise Service"
  • Keystone, Summer 1988, Lettering Schemes for PRR Boxcars 1876 to 1968, Brady McGuire, Photos, Lettering Diags, Description of Schemes.
  • Keystone, Summer 1988, Lettering Diagram for X29E, Shadow Keystone
  • Keystone, Summer 1988, Lettering Diagram for X29F, X29G, Shadow Keystone w/ reporting marks
  • RMJ 9/1993 pp.10-14 history, prototype photos and modeling instructions (Martin Lofton)
  • FCJ #39 p.8 1953 photo #503519 w/ reinforced panels
  • PM 10/1978 pp.6-23 photo "Merchandise Service" car, ball keystones #53086/#50525, #52119 w/o patches, #56734 w/ patches, 1934 built cars #101753, 1957 photo shadow keystone #102767, 1951 photo #570270
  • PM 10/1978 pp.24-33 beautiful scratchbuilt X29 done w/ styrene, photos, instructions, drawings & many details (Jeff Freeman)
  • X29 rebuilt boxcars series X29b/c/d/e/f
  • MM 12/1992 pp.62-68 history, plus prototype photos of cars in original/Merchandise/shadow keystone model photos, builder photo, complete drawings, closeup detail photos - Excellent!
  • MM 11/1992 pp.20-24 kitbash from FRONT RANGE boxcar kits -- good modeling reference
  • MM 8/1991 pp.24-26 kitbash article from FRONT RANGE boxcar plus MIDDLE DIVISION decals (Greg Martin)
  • RMJ 3/1991 p.55 kitbash from Front Range plus CHAMP decals, photo X29d #28049 "Merchandise Service"
  • RMJ 2/1991 pp.45 excellent photo X29c PRR #24733


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