PRR Freight Car Page


I'm working on a comprehensive (hopefully) reference for prototype and modeling information about Pennsylvania Railroad freight cars.

E-mail me at robs@railfan.net and let me know what you think and what other information should be listed, both in the tabular views and in the pages for each class.

Help wanted! The PRR had LOTS of cars! If you are knowledgable about PRR freight cars and want to lend me a hand let me know! There's PLENTY of work yet do be done! I'd also like to include a photo or two for each car class, unfortunately I'm just a bit too young to have many PRR photos of my own. If you have any photos of PRR freight equiptment that I can use for these pages e-mail me! Also, to all of you N,S and O scalers out there, I model in HO so most of the modeling info on these pages is in HO scale. If you can supply me with information about other scales I'd appreciate it!

PRR Freight Car truck info. Information on the various types of trucks used under PRR freight cars.

Painting information. Information on how the PRR painted it's freight car fleet.
For information about a specific class, please see the class links below, use these links to browse the individual collections...
PRR Freight car photo album. A collection of on-line PRR freight car photos! If you have any photos to contribute, e-mail me!
PRR freight car models photo album. A collection of PRR freight car model photos I have online. If you have any photos of PRR freight car models that you built, please send them to me (along with a caption!) and I'll add it to the album!
Scanned PRR Equipment diagrams! Diagrams for almost every class of car are online. Passenger cars, MOW, and locomotives too!
For a listing of all of the available models for a particular type of car, click on the class type headings in the list below.

For all the available information about a particular class, click on the class in the list below. Each class page will eventually have

  • background information about the class
  • statistical information about the class (currently available only for gondolas.)
  • listings of cars on the PRR roster from the ORER
  • listings of photos of members of the class in various publications
  • listings of plans and diagrams of the class in various publications
  • online photos of members of the class
  • equipment diagrams for the class
  • listings of available models of the class
  • photos of models submitted by visitors and modeling information
    Some class pages have more information than others. Some classes are fairly complete while others have little information. I'm working on filling in the classes with sparse information as I have time, and as people submit information.

    Flat CarsFlat carGondolasGondola
    FA , FB , FC , FD , FE , FF , FG2 , FG1 , FH , FI , FK , FL , FM , FN , FW , F21 , F22 , F23 , F24 , F25 , F26 , F27 , F28 , F29 , F30 , F31 , F32 , F33 , F34 , F35 , F36 , F37 , F38 , F39 , F40 , F41 , F42 , F43 , F44 , F45 , F47 , F48 , F49 , FGR , FGRa , FG27 , FD1 , FD2 , FD3 , FW1 , FW2 GA , GB , GC , GD , GE , GF , GH , GI , GK , GM , GN , GO , GR , GRa , GS , GU , G21 , G22 , G23 , G24 , G25 , G26 , G27 , G28 , G29 , G30 , G31 , G32 , G33 , G34 , G35 , G36 , G37 , G38 , G39 , G40 , G41 , G42 , G43 , G44
    HoppersHopperStock CarsHopper
    GG , GLA , GLB , GLC , GLD , GLE , GLF , GLG , GLH , GP , GQ , GV , GW , H2A , H21 , H22 , H24 , H25 , H26 , H27 , H30 , H31 , H32 , H33 , H34 , H35 , H36 , H37 , H39 , H40 , H41 , H42 , H43 , H44 , H45 , H46 , H47 , H48 , H49 , H50 KA , KB , KC , KD , KE , KF , KY , K7 , K8 , K9 , K10 , K11 , K12
    BoxcarsBoxcarCabin CarsCabin Car
    XA ,XB ,XC ,XD ,XE ,XF ,XG ,XH ,XI ,XK ,XL ,XM ,X23 , X24 , X25 , X26 , X28 , X29 , X30 , X31 , X32 , X33 , X35 , X36 , X37 , X38 , X40 , X41 , X42 , X43 , X44 , X45 , X46 , X47 , X48 , X50 , X51 , X52 , X53 , X54 , X55 , X56 , X57 , X58 , X59 , X60 , X61 , ARA , GAEX NA , NB , NC , ND , NE , N4 , N5 , N6 , N8 , NX23
    RefrigeratorTank Cars
    RA , RB , RD , RE , RF , R7 , R8 , R9 , RX , R50 , R60 AA , AB , AC , AD , TM8 , TM10 , TM12 , TP1 , TM1
    Scale Test CarsSide Dump Cars
    YA , YB , YC , Y4 , Y6 , Y7 , YZ UA , UB , UC , U4 , U5 , U6


    Car Classification Guides:
    No. 146, Classification of Cars. A circular defining the PRR's car classification system and tables of info on each class. Available currently are:
    Version D dated November 27, 1916 (3.1Mb pdf file, collection of Bob Johnson)
    Version F dated May 8, 1931 (4.1Mb pdf file, collection of Denny Walls)
    Version G dated February 1, 1938 (3.8Mb pdf file, collection of Claus Schlund)


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