PRR Class X60 -86' steel boxcar


General information:

ClassNumber Series# CarsBuilderYear BltComments
X60110175-110326152Pullman Std.1964-54 door
X60a110125-11017450Pullman Std.1964-58 door
X60b110000-110124125Greenville
4 door
X60c110327-11036840Greenville?
8 door
X60d110327-11036840?
4 door, equpt w/ movable bulkheads & rubrails for body parts
X60e110327-11036840?
8 door (10'), equpt w/ movable bulkheads & rubrails for body parts
X60f110327-11036840Greenville?
4 door, equpt w/ movable bulkheads & rubrails for body parts
X60g125700-125824125???
X60k125600-1256045???

The general Class is X-60 aubclasses X60, X60A-X60K. I believe that theAthearn model is based on a Greenville prototype (smooth sills) earliestversion being class X-60B and X60C(?) delivered in late 1964. The earliest ofthe classe were PS-built X-60, X-60A distinguished by the exposed ribsshowing on the sill, that were first delivered in late 1964 early 1965(according to a 1966 RMC).
Earliest versions (built in 1964 and early '65) were dilivered with roofwalksthat were removed very soon thereafter when the safety device standards wererevised. This would a neat detail if you were modeling 1965 but nietherAthearn nor Gloorcraft ship a roofwalk with the kit.
Thrall also built X60s but the "PRR Color Guides": don't discuss them. Vol. 1has a shot of an X60H which has a different sill than either the PS orGreenville version so I surmise this may be a Thrall.
X60A (PS) was an eight-door box assigned for service to GM plants. Forgetwhat you might have read about Conrail taking most of the eight-door cars outof service. I've been studying these cars outside Chevrolet's Moraine TruckAssembly plant in Dayton and there's plenty of eight-door cars wearing avariety of herald although Conrail predominates (the plant is on a ConrailLine) --Tom Vondruska


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
X60110175110326XP------152
X60a110125110174XP------48
X60b110000110124XP------125
X60c110327110366XP------40
X60d110367110391XP------25
X60e110444110489XP------45
X60f110392110443XP------52
X60g125001125467XP------467
X60g125700125824XL------125
X60h125468125552XP------85
X60h125553125562XL------10
X60k125600125603XP------4
X60l125604125613XP------10
Roster data compiled by Rich Orr


Modeling Information:

Athearn
X60cHO-86' Hi-cube 8 doorplastic-
X60bHO-86' Hi-cube 4 doorplastic-
Quality Craft
X60aHO-86' Hi-cube 4 doorwood-
Walthers
X60lHO35014Gold Line(TM) Pullman-Standard 86' Hi-Cube 4-Door Box Carplastic - RTR#125605
X60lHO235014Gold Line(TM) Pullman-Standard 86' Hi-Cube 4-Door Box Carplastic - RTRtwo pack, #125608, #125611
X60aHO235314Gold Line(TM) 86' Pullman-Standard Hi-Cube 8-Door Box Car plastic - RTRtwo pack, #110148, #110171


Photos online:

Report MarkClassDescriptionLocationDatePhotographer
PRR 110211X60-Conway, Pa.6/15/1977Ed Martin (Kodachrome 64)
PRR 110029X60b-Bellevue, Ohio6/10/1977Ed Martin (Kodachrome 64)
PRR 110229X60b-Conway, Pa.6/15/1977Ed Martin (Kodachrome 64)


Photos in print:

ClassPublicationPageCar NoSchemeLocationDateComments
X60Keystone Vol 21, #243PRR 110175PK---
X60Pullman Standard Color Guide77PRR 110175PK-64black ends
X60aPRR Color Guide Vol 191PRR 110152PK-8/68-
X60aPRR Color Guide Vol 256PRR 110135PK---
X60aPRR Color Guide Vol 367PRR 110166PK-CC---
X60aPullman Standard Color Guide78PRR 110125PK-?doors closed
X60aPullman Standard Color Guide78PRR 110125PK-?doors opened
X60bPRR Color Guide Vol 191PRR 110105PK-5/66-
X60bPRR Color Guide Vol 256PRR 110023PK-CC-11/64-
X60bPRR Color Guide Vol 256PRR 110095PK-CC-11/64-
X60bPRR Color Guide Vol 367PRR 110027PK-CC---
X60ePRR Color Guide Vol 192PRR 110447PK-8/72-
X60fPRR Color Guide Vol 192PRR 110407PK-10/76-
X60gPC Color Guide45PC 237544PCCleveland, OH4/22/73nee PRR 125259
X60gPC Color Guide45PC 237689PCThorndale, PA11/71nee PRR 125155
X60gPRR Color Guide Vol 257PRR 125307PK-CC-5/68-
X60gPRR Color Guide Vol 368PRR 125213PK-CC---
X60gPRR Color Guide Vol 368PRR 125444PK-CC---
X60gPRR Color Guide Vol 368PRR125202PK-CC---
X60gPullman Standard Color Guide77PRR 125006PK-6/66-
X60hPC Color Guide46PC 238038PC-5/72nee PRR 125503
X60hPRR Color Guide Vol 192PRR 125533PK-6/75-
X60hPRR Color Guide Vol 369PRR 125472PK-CC---
X60lPennsy Power 3413PRR 125612PK-5/83-
X60lPullman Standard Color Guide76PRR 125604PK-12/67-
X60lPullman Standard Color Guide76PRR 125605PK-12/67-


Equipment Diagrams online:

Class(es)tracing #View
X60E-463845-Aelevation
X60aE-463847-Aelevation
X60b,X60cE-463845-Aelevation
X60dE-463846-Aelevation
X60eE-463848-Aelevation
X60f,X60gE-463846-Aelevation
X60hE-463848-Aelevation


Plans and diagrams in print:

Applicable ClassesTypePublicationPageDescriptionTracing Number
X60Arrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 1F1-2Plain Key - X60
X60PlanRail Model Craftsman-4/6836
X60aClass DiagramPRR Pass. & Frt. Car Diagrams79
X60b,X60cClass DiagramPRR Pass. & Frt. Car Diagrams79


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