Class X72 and X72A

Conrail's X72 and X72A cars were built by US Railway Equipment. 567 X72s were leased by PC in 1972, and 500 slightly-taller X72As in 1973.

CR 152360 - Class X72

A line of boxcars, including PC X72 class boxcar 152360, wait on track 3 while a trio of RDG RDC's race through Abrams yard on track 2 in January, 1977.

CR 168955 - Class X72

Conrail 168955 is seen at Enola, PA. It was later sold to KYRX 168955 (Louisville Scrap Material Co.) and was deleted on 2/25/98.

CR 168955 - Class X72

CR 168955 is seen at Columbia, PA. It was later sold to KYRX 168955 (Louisville Scrap Material Co.) and was deleted on 2/25/98.

CR 229023 - Class X72A

Conrail 229023 is seen at Cove, PA. Car was later sold and became CN 410500.

CR 229142 - Class X72A

Conrail 229142 is seen at Lancaster, PA wearing an unofficial early scheme.

CR 229273 - Class X72A

Car is ex PC 229273 and was built 2-73.  (Color is off due to original slide being red-shifted)

CR 229328 - Class X72A

Conrail 229328 is seen at Cove, PA in the mid 1980s. Car was later sold and became CN 410510.

CR 229451 - Class X72A

Car is ex PC 229451; was painted MDV 8-77.  (Color is off due to original slide being red-shifted)

CR 229472 - Class X72A

Conrail 229472 is seen at Mifflin, PA in the 1980s

CR 229493 - Class X72A

CR 229493 is seen at Rathbone, NY. Car is ex PC 229493.

CR 266844 - Class X72

CR 266844 is seen in November of 1993. Car is ex PC 266844.

CR 266873 - Class X72

Conrail 266873 is seen at Mifflin, PA in the mid 1980s

CR 269151 - Class X72

Conrail 269151 is seen in storage at Jersey Shore, PA

CR 269152 - Class X72

Car is ex PC and is seen here in September 1995.

CR 269156 - Class X72

CR 269156 class X72 boxcar photographed at Wall, PA in April 1987. Paint applied by Hollidaysburg Car Shop in March 1980 (CR BL 3-80). Car is being switched by CR 1652, the Thompson shifter (symbol WITH) out of Thompson Yard, Duquesne, PA on the Mon Line.

CR 269157 - Class X72

CR 269157 Class X72 at Hollidaysburg, PA on 10-02-1994. It was painted at the Hollidaysburg Car Shops in October of 1979.

CR 269167 - Class X72

Conrail 269167 is seen at Rohrerstown, PA

CR 269168 - Class X72

Conrail 269168 is seen at Columbia, PA

CR 269197 - Class X72

CR 269197 Class X72 at Wall PA (Pitcairn Yard) on 06-10-1989. It was painted by the Meadville Car Shop in January 1979.

CR 269199 - Class X72

CR 269199 is seen at Altoona, PA. Car is ex PC 269199.

CR 269252 - Class X72

CR 269252 Class X72 at Etna, PA on 06-13-1992. It was painted at the Hollidaysburg Car Shop in July 1978. July 1978 was the last month HCS applied the large logo to smooth side boxcars. During July 1978 normal sized logos started to be applied to smooth side boxcars.

CR 269254 - Class X72

Conrail 269254 is seen at Denholm, PA

CR 269266 - Class X72

Conrail 269266 is seen at Enola, PA

CR 269272 - Class X72

CR 269272 Class X72 at Wall, PA on the Pittsburgh Line on 08-31-1996. It was painted at the Hollidaysburg Car Shop in July 1979.

CR 269272 - Class X72

CR 269272 Class X72 at Wall, PA on the Pittsburgh Line on 11-10-1998. It was painted at the Hollidaysburg Car Shop in July 1979.

CR 269309 - Class X72

CR 269309 class X72 boxcar photographed at Rochester, New York in April 1986. Paint applied by Hollidaysburg Car Shop in March 1980 (CR BL 3-80).

CR 269325 - Class X72

CR 269325 Class X72 at Millvale, PA on the Conemaugh Line on 01-03-1991. It was painted at the Meadville Car Shop in February 1977.

CR 269329 - Class X72

Conrail 269329 is seen at Columbia, PA

CR 269338-Class X72

CR 269338 is seen at Topeka. KS on 2/19/79. Car is ex PC 269338 and was later restenciled to YKR 5075 which was deleted on 2/4/09.

CR 269340 - Class X72

Conrail 269340 is seen at Duncannon, PA

CR 269354 - Class X72

Conrail 269354 is seen at Lancaster, PA in the mid 1980s

CR 269388 - Class X72

CR 269388 is seen at Horseshoe Curve. Car is ex PC 269388.

CR 269402 - Class X72

Conrail 269402 is seen at Lancaster, PA in the mid 1980s

CR 269423 - Class X72

CR 269423 ex PC 269423. Note the large logo on the car.

CR 269431 - Class X72

Conrail 269431 is seen at Enola, PA

CR 269492 - Class X72

CR 269492 Class X72 at Millvale, PA on the Conemaugh Line on 01-03-1991. It was painted at the Meadville Car Shops in August of 1978.

CR 269492 - Class X72

CR 269492 Class X72 at Etna, PA on the Conemaugh Line on 03-07-1991. It was painted at the Meadville Car Shops in August of 1978.

CR 269913-Class X72

CR 269913 is seen in the early 1990's. Car is ex PC 269913. Color print scan.

CR 269925 - Class X72

Conrail 269925 is seen at New Brighton, PA.

CR 269930 - Class X72

Conrail 269930 is seen at Rochester, PA

CR 269959 - Class X72

Conrail 269959 is seen at Conway, PA

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