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X26

PRR Class:

X26

Purpose:

box car

Built:

1919

Total Built:

9,900

Length:

40'

Width:

9'3"

Weight:

47,300lbs

Load:

100,000lbs

Color:

Tuscan (freight-car red)

Trucks:

2D-F3


(PRR #44824 from my personal collection)

These are wooden, externally-braced, single-sheathed, box car. PRR cars seem to have retained the vertical brake staff.

The next photo is of a PRR GTC26. There were twenty of these cars which were X26 box cars that had their roofs removed so that they could be used as high-sided gondolas for coke transportation services. They were suitable only for use with coal-dumping machines. They were in use for about ten years starting in 1953.


(PRR #340057 source: October 2003 The Keystone Modeler)

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