X32 50'6" round roof all steel boxcars


General information:


Types of trucks used

ClassCarNumbersTruck ClassTruck NameQty cars:
X32  2D-F12   
X32 (kitchen)  2D-F23Allied full cushion  
X32a  2D-F12   
X32b  2D-F12   
X32c  2D-F12   
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
X326011260171XA XAP XM131658585841
X32a5880059449XA XAP XM XML XL6326507456345831295
X32a5945059499XM XMR-504844445-
X32b4830049299XA XAP XAR XMR XM XML886884879659617107-
X32c4818648299XAR/XMR1141141138066--
X32c4818648299XAR XMR XM XML114114113113861-
X32d4818648299XM----2614-
X32d4830049299XAP XM XML----235122-
X32d5945059499XML---44--
Roster data compiled by Rich Orr


Modeling Information:

Athearn/Menzies/English's
X32aHO-
metal-
X32bHO-50'DD Round Roof Boxcarmetalmodify doors
Bowser
X32bHO-50' DD plasticmodify doors - 14'6"
X32aHO55400X32a DD Flush Roof - Undecoratedplastic w/ molded on detail-
X32dHO55420X32d SD Flush Roof - Undecoratedplastic w/ molded on detail-
X32aHO55421X32a DD Flush Roof - PRR Circle Keyplastic w/ molded on detailneeds 7' door
X32aHO55421X32a DD Flush Roof - PRR Circle Key "Automobiles"plastic w/ molded on detailneeds 7' door
X32aHO55422X32a DD Flush Roof - PRR Shadow Keyplastic w/ molded on detailneeds 7' door
X32dHO55421X32d SD Flush Roof - PRR Circle Keyplastic w/ molded on detailneeds 7' door
X32dHO55422X32d SD Flush Roof - PRR Shadow Keyplastic w/ molded on detailneeds 7' door
Central Hobby Supply-West Shore Line
X32aHO9255PRR X32A 50' DD (12' door open) round roofresin kit w/ decals-
X32bHO9256PRR X32B 50' DD (14'6" door open) round roofresin kit w/ decals-
X32cHO9257PRR X32C 50' DD w/ Evans autoloaders, round roofresin kit w/ decals-
X32dHO9259PRR X32D 50' SD round roofresin kit w/ decals-
Nickle Plate Products
X32HO-X32 Box Carbrass - rtr-
Railworks
X32HO-PRR 50' Round Roof Box Car, X32 4 doorbrass - rtr-
X32dHO-PRR 50' Round Roof Box Car X32d single doorbrass - rtr-


Photos online:

Report MarkClassDescriptionLocationDatePhotographer
PRR 58800X32a---PRR Photo (B&W) from Modern Locos & Cars 1939
PRR 58800X32aBuilders Photo, side view (E10372)Altoona, PA-PRR Photo (B&W), collection of Bill Lane
PRR 58836X32aBuilders Photo, side view (E12406)Altoona, PA-PRR Photo (B&W), collection of Bill Lane
PRR 48572X32bBuilders Photo, side view (E15370)Altoona, PA-PRR Photo (B&W), collection of Bill Lane
PRR 49123X32dBuilders Photo, side view (E19933)Altoona, PA-PRR Photo (B&W), collection of Bill Lane


Photos in print:

ClassPublicationPageCar NoSchemeLocationDateComments
X32Pennsy Power 3411PRR 60112CK---
X32aKeystone Vol 14, #132PRR 59363CK---
X32aPennsy Power 3411PRR 59316CK---
X32aPRR Color Guide Vol 241PRR 58986SK1b---
X32aPRR Color Guide Vol 241PRR 59118PK-1/67Bad Paint
X32aPRR Color Guide Vol 356PRR 59240CKPhiladelphia, PA3/28/1952Car in background
X32bKeystone Vol 14, #139PRR 48302CK---
X32bPRR Color Guide Vol 178PRR 48581SK1b---
X32cPRR Color Guide Vol 241PRR 48298SK1b-8/65-
X32dPRR Color Guide Vol 179PRR 48301SK1b-12/61-


Equipment Diagrams online:

Class(es)tracing #View
X32E-400196elevation
X32E-400196-Delevation
X32aE-409040-D,Aelevation
X32a,X32b,X32cE-409040-Delevation
X32dE-454800-Aelevation


Plans and diagrams in print:

Applicable ClassesTypePublicationPageDescriptionTracing Number
X31,X32,X33PlanMainline Modeler-4/90
X32PlanMainline Modeler-10/90
X32,X32a,X32b,X32d,X33,X33aArrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 17Shadow Key - X32a shown
X32dArrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 18Shadow Key - X32d shown


References:

  • PM 10/78 - X25 to X29 series boxcars (Amerine, Jack & Freeman, Jeff)
      history, photos, list of boxcar types plus bibliography
  • Lettering Diagram: X32, X33, SK1, Pennsy Journal Vol 2, #4, pp 28-29
  • RMJ 10/1991 p.36 circa 1950 photo X32 PRR #59522 w/ small circle keystone and model photo
  • MM 10/1990 pp.64-67 company photos #48888/#48907, plus others, text, X32 drawings (R Hundman)
  • MM 4/1990 pp.66-69 roster of all PRR X31/X32 cars, drawings, historical text, photos of NP/PRR/SAL (Martin Lofton)

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