X41 boxcars and subclasses

General information:

Types of trucks used

ClassCarNumbersTruck ClassTruck NameQty cars:
X4184536848252D-F26A.S.F. Ride control290
X41  2D-F26A.S.F. A-3 ride control  
X41a81890820892D-F26A.S.F. Ride control200
X41a  2D-F26A.S.F. A-3 ride control  
X41a  2D-F26aA.S.F. A-3 ride control  
X41b1184911187402D-F19AA.S.F. Ride control250
X41b1187411187652D-F29Symington-Gould, Chrysler design25
X41b1187661187902D-F30Symington-Gould, Type "XL"25
X41b1187911194902D-F19AA.S.F. Ride control700
X41b1194911199902D-F26AA.S.F. Ride control type A-3500
X41b  2D-F26aA.S.F. A-3 ride control  
X41c84826853252D-F26AA.S.F. Ride control type A-3500
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
X418453684825XAP XP XM XMP-289288288288285223
X41b118491119990XM XML XL XMP XP-15001496149314831317217
X41c8482685325XAP XM XML-500498498495492388
X41e8910089999XM XP-----155758
X41k118491119990XL XM------122
Roster data compiled by Rich Orr

Modeling Information:

X41bHO-50' Single Boor Boxcarplastic-
X41NX41 boxcar-RTR plastic w/ molded grabs-
Gloor Craft
X41N-X41 box carRTR plastic w/ molded grabs-
X41HO51.1X41/X41c 50' boxcar, Youngstown DD doors, etched rw, CK decalsresin kit w/ decals-
X41aHO51.2 X41a 50' boxcar, Youngstown DD doors & end door, etched rw, CK decalsresin kit w/ decals-
X41bHO51.3X41b 50' boxcar, Youngstown single 7' door, etched rw, CK decalsresin kit w/ decals-
X41bHO51.4X41b 50' boxcar, Youngstown single 7' door doors, etched rw, Merchandise Service decalsresin kit w/ decals-

Photos online:

Report MarkClassDescriptionLocationDatePhotographer
PRR 84627X41pacing shot, under the wiresAberdeen, MD8/76Dick Leonhardt (from George Elwood's site)
PRR 84880X41c-Denver, CO9/2/1955Otto C. Perry (B&W) ©Denver public library (call #OP-14487)
PRR 118747X41bBuilders Photo, 3/4 viewAltoona, PA-PRR Photo, collection of Bill Lane
PRR 118747X41bBuilders Photo, side viewAltoona, PA-PRR Photo, collection of Bill Lane

Photos in print:

ClassPublicationPageCar NoSchemeLocationDateComments
X41Keystone Vol 16, #311PRR 84666CK---
X41aPRR Color Guide Vol 181PRR 81906PK-7/63-
X41aPRR Color Guide Vol 181PRR 81999PK-4/66-
X41aPRR Color Guide Vol 244PRR 82057PK-3/68-
X41bKeystone Vol 16, #39PRR 188770MS1---
X41bKeystone Vol 21, #225PRR 119894SK1a---
X41bKeystone Vol 21, #245PRR 118502MS1---
X41bPRR Color Guide Vol 182PRR 118600MS1-12/61-
X41bPRR Color Guide Vol 182PRR 118728MS1-4/65-
X41bPRR Color Guide Vol 244PRR 118600MS1-1/63-
X41bPRR Color Guide Vol 359PRR 118747MS1---
X41ePC Color Guide41PC 179364PCReading, PA12/15/74nee PRR 96306
X41ePRR Color Guide Vol 182PRR 89733PK-2/73-
X41ePRR Color Guide Vol 245PRR 89268PK---
X41fPRR Color Guide Vol 183PRR 82087PK-6/68-
X41gPRR Color Guide Vol 183PRR 85279SK2a-10/61-
X41hPRR Color Guide Vol 360PRR 84916PK---
X41kKeystone Vol 16, #311PRR 118838PK---
X41kPC Color Guide33PC 145135PCMuhlenberg Twp, PA8/18/73nee PRR 119310
X41kPRR Color Guide Vol 183PRR 119531PK-2/80-
X41kPRR Color Guide Vol 360PRR 119888PK---

Equipment Diagrams online:

Class(es)tracing #View

Plans and diagrams in print:

Applicable ClassesTypePublicationPageDescriptionTracing Number
X41Class DiagramPRR Pass. & Frt. Car Diagrams77
X41,X41a,X41cArrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 115Shadow Key - X41 shown
X41bArrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 116Shadow Key - X41b
X41bArrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 130Shadow Key Merch. Service - X41b
X41cClass DiagramPRR Pass. & Frt. Car Diagrams74

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