X40 boxcars and subclasses


General information:


Types of trucks used

ClassCarNumbersTruck ClassTruck NameQty cars:
X4036987369962D-F26A.S.F. Ride control10
X40  2D-F25A.S.F. ride control  
X40a  2D-F26A.S.F. A-3 ride control  
X40b36997370962D-F26AA.S.F. Ride control type A-3100
X40b  2D-F26A.S.F. A-3 ride control  
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
X403698636996XM XMR-655555
X40a3698936995XM XMP XP-444434
X40b3699737096XM XML XL XMP XP-100100100999998
X40c36996-XM--11111
Roster data compiled by Rich Orr


Modeling Information:

Empire City Models
X40bHO-PRR X40b Merchandise Boxcarwood-
Oriental Limited
X40HO62060' box car PRR X40brass - rtr-
Rail Classics
X40HO-X40 double door box carbrass - rtr-
X40aHO-X40 single door box carbrass - rtr-
X40bHO-X40 single door box carbrass - rtr-
X40cHO-X40 double door box car with end doorbrass - rtr-
Walthers
X40bHO-Merchandise Boxcarwoodcrude 1950's era kit


Photos online:

Report MarkClassDescriptionLocationDatePhotographer
PRR 36990X40small photo (E15573)unknown-PRR photo (B&W), from Rail Classics's site)
PRR 36995X40asmall photo (E15649)unknown-PRR photo (B&W), from Rail Classics's site)
PRR ??????X40bsmall photounknown-PRR photo (B&W), from Rail Classics's site)
PRR ??????X40bmerchandise serviceunknown-unknown, from Rail Classics's site)
PRR ??????X40csmall photounknown-PRR photo (B&W), from Rail Classics's site)
PRR 36995X40Builders Photo, side view (E15649)Altoona, PA-PRR Photo (B&W), collection of Bill Lane
PRR 37007X40bBuilders Photo, 3/4 view (E16501)Altoona, PA-PRR Photo (B&W), collection of Rob Schoenberg


Photos in print:

ClassPublicationPageCar NoSchemeLocationDateComments
X40Keystone Vol 16, #34PRR 36991PK---
X40Keystone Vol 19, #24PRR 36990CK---
X40Popular Pict & Plan Book187PRR 36990CK---
X40bKeystone Vol 16, #37?MS1---
X40bKeystone Vol 16, #37PRR 37013PK---
X40bKeystone Vol 19, #24PRR 37007MS1---
X40bKeystone Vol 21, #248-MS1---
X40bPennsy Power 3411PRR 37007MS1---
X40bPRR Color Guide Vol 180PRR 37066SK2b-6/62-
X40bPRR Color Guide Vol 180PRR 37093PK-1/71-
X40bPRR Color Guide Vol 243PRR 37020SK1b-1/63-
X40bPRR Color Guide Vol 358PRR 37013MS2Lawrence, KS1955-
X40bPRR Color Guide Vol 358PRR 37051MS1---


Equipment Diagrams online:

Class(es)tracing #View
X40E-435179-Belevation
X40aE-454797-Aelevation
X40bE-438926elevation
X40bE-438926-Celevation
X40cE-432973-Eelevation


Plans and diagrams in print:

Applicable ClassesTypePublicationPageDescriptionTracing Number
X40Arrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 112Shadow Key - X40
X40PlanModel Railroader-6/7047No.36990
X40aClass DiagramPRR Pass. & Frt. Car Diagrams74
X40bArrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 113Shadow Key - X40b
X40bArrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 129Shadow Key Merch. Service - X40b
X40bPlanModel Railroader-6/7046No.37007
X40cArrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 114Shadow Key - X40c
X40CClass DiagramPennsy Car Plans77


References:

  • RNE 12/79 - X40B Merchandise Service Arrangement (PRR)
      lettering arrangement
  • RNE 8/77 - Merchandise Service X40B shadow keystone (PRR)
      painting diagram
  • KEY 1/86 - Snapper-Test Plant-HO PRR X40, X40B Box cars (Hart, Andy)
      Oriental Limited


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