PRR Class X38 boxcars and subclasses


General information:


Types of trucks used

ClassCarNumbersTruck ClassTruck NameQty cars:
X3858100582372D-F22CBarrett-Whitehead138
X3858238582412D-F21Young4
X3858242 2D-F22CBarrett-Whitehead1
X3858243582442D-F21Young2
X3858245 2D-F22CBarrett-Whitehead1
X3858246582972D-F21Young52
X3858298582992D-F22CBarrett-Whitehead2
X3858300586992D-F21Young400
X3858700587742D-F17Elsey 75
X3858775587992D-F22Barrett-Whitehead25
X3873700737992D-F25A.S.F. Ride control100
X3873800739992D-F17AElsey 200
X3874000741462D-F21Young147
X3874149741542D-F21Young6
X3874300746612D-F22CBarrett-Whitehead362
X3874663747372D-F22CBarrett-Whitehead75
X3875300753022D-F23Allied Full Cushion3
X3875400756492D-F22ABarrett-Whitehead250
X3875650757492D-F21Young100
X3875750762992D-F22ABarrett-Whitehead550
X3876300763232D-F21AYoung24
X3876324763992D-F22BBarrett-Whitehead76
X38  2D-F17aElsey  
X38  2D-F21Young  
X38  2D-F22Barrett-Whitehead  
X38  2D-F22aBarrett-Whitehead  
X38  2D-F22bBarrett-Whitehead  
X38  2D-F22cBarrett-Whitehead  
X38  2D-F24Buckeye all-service  
X38 75 cars 1940  2D-F17Elsey  
X38a57800578822D-F21Young83
X38a57883578842D-F17AElsey 2
X38a57885578862D-F21Young2
X38a57887579462D-F17AElsey 60
X38a57947579492D-F21Young3
X38a57950580992D-F17AElsey 150
X38a  2D-F17aElsey  
X38a  2D-F21aYoung  
X38a  2D-F22aBarrett-Whitehead  
X38a  2D-F22aBarrett-Whitehead  
X38b  2D-F24Buckeye all-service  
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
X385810058799XA XAP XP XM XML XL XMR70070069854958323845
X387369976099XA XAP XP XM XML XL15911590159913741220622244
X38a5780058099XA XM XMP175299298297296614
X38a7610076399XA XM XMP XP299298297297296874
X38b119991-XM11111--
X38c5810058799XML/XL---631099459
X38c7369976099XML/XL---215350318221
X38d605000605349XML/XL----127347341
X38f4550045672XM-----173170
X38g4699346999XM-----77
X38k4567345950-------114
X38l4567345950XP------164
X38n74301-LP------1
Roster data compiled by Rich Orr


Modeling Information:

Athearn
X38HO-50' SD boxcarplasticclose, needs some modifications
Proto 2000
X38HO-50' Boxcar w/ dreadnaught endsplasticmodify per article in XXXXX


Photos online:

Report MarkClassDescriptionLocationDatePhotographer
PRR 45924X38-Holidaysburg, PA3/27/1995Mike Wingard
PRR 58222X38builders photo--PRR photo (B&W) (from the PRRT&HS web site)
PRR 74002X38builders photo 3/4 view (E13494)-3/6/42PRR photo (B&W)
PRR 58457X38builders photo -?PRR photo (B&W)
PRR 45869X38l-Youngstown, OH6/7?Robert Dulovic, (Ektachrome) Collection of Ed Martin


Photos in print:

ClassPublicationPageCar NoSchemeLocationDateComments
X38Keystone Vol 14, #425PRR 58313CK automobilesAltoona, PA-Youngstown doors
X38Keystone Vol 14, #427PRR 58222CK automobilesAltoona, PA-7 panel doors
X38Keystone Vol 14, #427PRR 74475SK1bAltoona, PA-Youngstown doors
X38Keystone Vol 14, #428PRR 58399PK--Whitelined, open doors
X38aKeystone Vol 14, #429PRR 57800CK automobilesAltoona, PA6/19/1944Flat panel roof
X38aKeystone Vol 14, #429PRR 76100CK automobilesAltoona, PA-Corrugated roof
X38aKeystone Vol 14, #429PRR 76100CK automobilesAltoona, PA10/20/1941End doors
X38bKeystone Vol 14, #430PRR 119991CKAltoona, PA4/24/4?Wood sheathed
X38cKeystone Vol 14, #430PRR 75597SK1bAltoona, PA--
X38c-wood chipKeystone Vol 14, #435PRR 74301PKAltoona, PA-Wood chip car
X38dKeystone Vol 14, #432PRR 605001SK2Altoona, PA-Unusual trucks
X38fKeystone Vol 14, #432PRR 45671PK-CCAltoona, PA--
X38fPC Color Guide41PC 181005PCReading, PA5/22/73nee PRR 45???
X38fPRR Color Guide Vol 179PRR 45643PK-7/64-
X38hKeystone Vol 14, #433PRR 46995PKAltoona, PA--
X38hPRR Color Guide Vol 357PRR 46999PK-CC--doors opened
X38kKeystone Vol 14, #434PRR 45743PK-CC-DFB--open door
X38kPRR Color Guide Vol 180PRR 45747PK-DFB-7/76-
X38lKeystone Vol 14, #435PRR 45911PK-CC-LDAltoona, PA--
X38nCars of the Pennsy52PRR 74301PK-1/67-


Equipment Diagrams online:

Class(es)tracing #View
X38E-419072-C,B,Aelevation
X38aE-424336-B,Aelevation
X38bE-426135-B,Aelevation
X38cE-454797-Aelevation
X38f-elevation
X38h-elevation
X38nE-600179elevation


Plans and diagrams in print:

Applicable ClassesTypePublicationPageDescriptionTracing Number
X38Class DiagramKeystone Vol. 14, No. 226
X38aClass DiagramKeystone Vol. 14, No. 226
X38bClass DiagramKeystone Vol. 14, No. 228
X38bClass DiagramPennsy Car Plans73
X38bClass DiagramPRR Pass. & Frt. Car Diagrams70
X38cArrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 111Shadow Key - X38c shown
X38cClass DiagramKeystone Vol. 14, No. 228
X38cClass DiagramPRR Pass. & Frt. Car Diagrams73
X38fClass DiagramKeystone Vol. 14, No. 231
X38fClass DiagramPennsy Car Plans76
X38fClass DiagramPRR Pass. & Frt. Car Diagrams78
X38hClass DiagramKeystone Vol. 14, No. 231
X38kClass DiagramKeystone Vol. 14, No. 231
X38lClass DiagramKeystone Vol. 14, No. 233
X38nClass DiagramKeystone Vol. 14, No. 233
X38nClass DiagramPRR Pass. & Frt. Car Diagrams80Pulpwood


References:

  • PM 10/78 - X25 to X29 series boxcars (Amerine, Jack & Freeman, Jeff)
      history, photos, list of boxcar types plus bibliography

Thanks to Brian Butcher for providing some corrections!
Thanks to Dennis Rockwell for providing some information for this page!


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