86' Boxcars

Conrail owned the largest fleet of hi-cube auto parts cars of any railroad. They inherited 86' high-cube boxcars from the PC and EL, and also acquired cars secondhand from the ATSF, CSX, DRGW, DTI, DTS, GTW, and WCRC. Conrail also purchased several groups of newly-built 86-footers.

Class B83A

The B83A class of hicubes were built new for Conrail as CR 297601-297912 by Greenville Steel under order number 1156, starting in April of 1978. Almost 70 cars would be renumbered into the CR 243101-243596 series and another 7 cars were renumbered into the CR 297350-297356 series. The B83As were originally assigned to serve Ford Motor Co. in auto parts service, according to Conrail mechanical drawings.

Class BD83A

Former DRGW cars built by Thrall in 1964.

Class BD83E

Conrail's BD83E class is composed of a group of former D&RGW cars built by Thrall in 1970.

Class BE83A

The BE83A class of hicubes were built as EL 92000-92099 by Greenville Steel in 1965 under order number 867. Cars were renumbered to CR 237002-237122. Number series not solid as cars were renumbered around PC cars.

Class BE83B

The BE83B class was built as EL 92100-92242 by Greenville Steel in 1966 under order number 890. Cars became CR 237123-237367. Car series not solid as the cars were renumbered around PC cars.

Class BE83D

The BE83D class was built as EL 92270-92282 by Greenville Steel in 1970. Cars became CR 237411-237471. Car series not solid as the cars were renumbered around PC cars.

Class BT83A

CR 239318-239360 ex ATSF acquired in 1988

Class BT83C

CR 239294-239316 ex ATSF acquired by 1988.

Class BT83D

CR 239361-239380 ex ATSF acquired in 1988.

Class BT83F

CR 238845-238854 ex WCRC nee ATSF & 239381-239388 ex ATSF

Class BT83K

CR 239202-232223 consists of former ATSF Bx-139 class cars built by Thrall in 1969, acquired by Conrail in 1988.

Class BT83L

CR 239231-239265 ex ATSF class Bx140 built by Pullman Standard in 1969 and acquired by CR in 1988.

Class BT83M

CR 239224-239230 ex ATSF acquired in 1988.

Class X60D

Former PRR cars

Class X60G & NYC Lot 129B

Conrail's X60G class was composed of 2 groups of Pullman-Standard cars, the first built for the PRR in 1966 and the second built for the NYC in 1967. The class originally numbered nearly 600 cars.

Class X60P

The X60P class was built as PC 295440-295552 by Pullman Standard in 1969 under lot 9424. Cars became CR 295440-295552. Many cars would be renumbered into the CR 240700 series.

Class X60R

The X60R class was built as PC 295607-295622 by GSC in 1970. This group were the last 86' auto cars bought by PC.

Class X60S (NYC Lot 962B)

The X60S class was built in 1965 by Greenville Steel as NYC 67126-67280 Lot 962B. 72 cars carried their NYC numbers to Conrail and numbered into the CR 293090-293203 series. 80 cars were renumbered by PC as 293126-293280 then becoming CR 293126-293280. The cars that carried their NYC number directly to Conrail were renumbered around the cars that got PC'ed and then CR'ed. Also some cars were renumbered into the CR 242700 series.

CR 238213

CR 238213 is seen at Columbia, PA.

CR Hi-cubes at Johnstown, PA 8/20/98

A cut of CR Hi-cubes are seen on the head end of a EB train at Johnstown, PA on 8/20/98.

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