X43 boxcars and subclasses - 40' Steel Boxcars

General information:

Note: All cars in the 600000 numbers had a 6" white triangle above the carnumber. This designated the cars for segregated maintenance. The cars wereleased from the Chicago Car Co. and all maintenace cost were charged back toChicago Car Co.

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
X43c7040071899XM XML XL--14991497148414671421
Roster data compiled by Rich Orr

Modeling Information:

X43cHO-AAR Steel Boxcarplastic-
X43aHO-40' AAR boxcarplastic-
X43aHO-40' Boxcarplastic-
CB&T Shops
X43HO10205PRR X43 Round Keystoneplasticwrong car! For circle keystone use undec 013200
X43bHO10206X43b Round Keystoneplasticwrong car! For circle keyston use undec 013202
X43cHO10302PRR X43c Round KeystoneplasticWrong Car! For Circle Keystone use undec 013300
X43aHO10601PRR X43a Circle KeystoneplasticWrong Car! for Circle Keystone use undec 013600
X43HO13200UNDEC AAR 40' Boxcar - Angled Roof, 4/3/1 end 10 panel 7' doorplastic-
X43HO13201PRR X43 SK1b Shadow Keystoneplastic-
X43bHO13202PRR X43b SK1a Shadow Keystoneplastic-
X43cHO13300UNDEC AAR 40' Boxcar-Angle Roof, 4/3/1 end 8'door 10 panelplastic-
X43cHO13301PRR X43c SK2a Shadow Keystoneplastic-
X43cHO13302PRR X43c SK2b Mod Shadow Keystoneplastic-
X43aHO13600UNDEC AAR 40' Boxcar angle roof, 4/3/1 end 12 panel 7' doorplastic-
X43aHO13601PRR X43a SK2a mod. Shadow Keystoneplastic-
Front Range
X43aHO-40' Boxcarplastic-
X43aN-X43a box carRTR plastic w/ molded grabs-

Here's the CB&T Car Shops info again, organized by body type..

Photos online:

Report MarkClassDescriptionLocationDatePhotographer
PRR 602961X43a-Naval Base, Norfolk, VA8/75Dick Leonhardt Photo (from George Elwood's site)
PRR 602961X43a-Naval Base, Norfolk, VA8/75Dick Leonhardt Photo (from George Elwood's site)
PRR 70711X43cbeside the roundhouseConway Yard, Conway, PA5/13/74Ed Martin (Kodachrome 64)

Photos in print:

ClassPublicationPageCar NoSchemeLocationDateComments
X43Pennsy Power 3412PRR 600301SK1b---
X43aPennsy Power 3412PRR 602000CK---
X43aPRR Color Guide Vol 245PRR 602232PK-1/77-
X43aPRR Color Guide Vol 245PRR 603350PK---
X43aPRR Color Guide Vol 360PRR 602700none (paint obliterated)--poor paint
X43aRP Cyc Vol 344PRR 602056CK--ACF Builders Photo
X43bCFC vol 132PRR 85906PK-10/82-
X43bPC Color Guide34PC 125962PCAltoona, PA8/68nee PRR 85551
X43bPRR Color Guide Vol 184PRR 86328PK-7/66-
X43bPRR Color Guide Vol 246PRR 600104PK-5/74-
X43bPRR Color Guide Vol 246PRR 86101PK---
X43bPRR Color Guide Vol 246PRR 86391CK-4/67Bad Paint
X43bPRR Color Guide Vol 361PRR 85940PK-2/1979-
X43bPRR Color Guide Vol 361PRR 85943PK--Loaded on F30d flat #475323
X43cKeystone Vol 21, #220PRR 71064CK---
X43cKeystone Vol 21, #232PRR 7113SK2a-6/59-
X43cKeystone Vol 21, #238PRR 71239PK-5/83-
X43cPRR Color Guide Vol 361PRR 71426PKPatterson, NJ4/7/1979-

Equipment Diagrams online:

Class(es)tracing #View

Plans and diagrams in print:

Applicable ClassesTypePublicationPageDescriptionTracing Number
X43Class DiagramPRR Pass. & Frt. Car Diagrams72
X43aArrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 117Shadow Key - X43a
X43bArrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 118Shadow Key - X43b
X43cArrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 119Shadow Key - X43c
Some additional Photographic references from Ed Hawkins:X43A - Builder's photo in Model Railroading April 1988 page 59. A color builder's photo of this car will appear in the forthcoming Railway Prototype Cyclopedia Vol 3
X43b 85xxx - Photo of car in Railway Age January 19, 1952.
X43b 600000-601999 - 1953 Car Builders' Cyc page 131. Paul Dunn photo of 600301 circa 1961 (original tabbed sill) available from Richard Burg.
X43C - Model Railroading April 1988 pages 58 and 59. Richard Burg hasa photo of car #71705 circa 1962 with a short sill reinforcement modification.

Thanks to Jim Eager, Rich Orr, Andy Miller, Rick Tipton, Ed Hawkins, and Brian Brooks for providing information for this page (through posts to the freightcars & prr-talk mailing lists)

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