3-bay Covered Hoppers

Class 138H

The 138H class was built by Pullman Standard in 1967 as NYC 886826-887025. 80 cars carried their NYC number directly to Conrail and became CR 888254-888366. 112 cars were renumbered by PC becoming PC 886826-887025 and then CR 886826-887025.

Class 859H

The 859H class was built by Pullman Standard in 1956 as NYC 883000-883099. 59 cars carried their NYC numbers to Conrail and became CR 878106-878183. 33 cars were renumbered into the PC series of 883500-883595 and then became CR 883500-883595. Cars had a capacity of 2893 cuft.

Class 916H

The 916H class was built by Despatch Shops in 1962 as NYC 885150-885299. 79 cars carried their NYC number to Conrail and became CR 884437-884517. 65 cars were renumbered into PC series 884150-884298 and then became CR 884150-884298. Cars have a capacity of 3506 cuft.

Class 928H

The 928H class consists of 12 hoppers built by ACF in 1963, formerly numbered NYC 885901-885912.

Class 945H

The 945H class was built by ACF in 1964 as NYC 886000-886096. 64 cars carried their NYC number to Conrail and became CR 887835-887898. 31 cars were renumbered into PC series of 886000-886095 then becoming CR 886000-886095. Cars have a capacity of 4650 cuft.

Class 946H

The 946H class was built by General American Car in 1965 as NYC 886176-886225. 25 cars carried their NYC number to Conrail and became CR 887934-887958. 24 cars were renumbered into PC series 886176-886225, then becoming CR 886176-886225. Cars have a capacity of 4700 cuft.

Class 952H

The 952H class was built by General American Car in 1964 as NYC 886122-886175. 24 cars carried their NYC number to Conrail and became CR 887910-887933. 30 cars were renumbered into PC series 886122-886175, then becoming CR 886122-886175. Cars have a capacity of 4700 cuft.

Class 958H

The 958H class was built by ACF in 1965 as NYC 886226-886325. 43 cars carried their NYC number to Conrail and became CR 887959-887999 & 888006-888007. 55 cars were renumbered into PC series 886227-886325, then becoming CR 886227-886325. Cars have a capacity of 4650 cuft.

Class 959H

The 959H class of covered hoppers were built by the NYC at their Dispatch Shops in 1965 as NYC 886326-886725. 111 cars carried their NYC number directly to Conrail and were renumbered into the CR 888008-888166 series. 275 cars that got PC'ed, kept their NYC number and were numbered into the CR 886326-886724 series. Care are rated at 100 tons, 4700 cuft & 51ft 11in long.

Class 997H

Conrail 890000 was a one-of-a-kind experimental car built by the NYC at the Despatch Shops in 1966. It was equipped with B.F. Goodrich's "Granu-Max" inflatable slope sheets and was known as the Flexi-Flator. Clearly the concept did not catch on, but the car did stick around long enough to make it into CR paint.

Class CE14A

The CE14A class was built by ACF in 1964 as EL 20000-20024. Cars became CR 884130-884157. Some cars were renumbered outside this number series.

Class CE16A

The CE16A class was built by ACF in 1968 as EL 20100-20149 & 21455. Cars became CR 886077-886178 & 886691.

Class CE16B

The CE16B class of covered hoppers was built by Pullman Standard during July 1970 as EL 20150-20279. Cars were assigned to CR 886181-886540 series. Series is not solid because the cars were renumbered around other cars joining the fleet. Some cars were also renumbered into the CR 886006-886178 series which were allocated for EL 20025-20074 class CE15B cars that were transfered to the D&H in April 1976. EL 20215 survived well into the Conrail era in pure EL paint when it was sold and became NRLX 47316. Cars are rated at 100 tons, 4740 cuft & are 56ft long.

Class CE72B

The CE72B class was built by Greenville Steel Car in 1957 as ERIE 21800-21899. After the ERIE & DL&W merger cars became EL 21800-21899. Cars became CR 876376-876480. Cars had a capacity of 2893 cuft.

Class CL15A

The CL15A class was built by Bethlehem Steel between 1964-1965 as LV 51100-51150. Cars became CR 887023-887825. Series is not solid as cars were renumbered around other cars joining the fleet. Some cars were also renumbered outside this number series. Cars had a capacity of 4462 cuft.

Class CL16A

The CL16A class of covered hoppers were built by Penn Central at Holidaysburg Car Shops in 1968 for the LV as LV 50900-50999. Cars were renumbered into the CR 886807-887019 series. The series is not solid as cars were renumbered around other cars joining the fleet. Car are rated at 10 tons, 4635 cuft & are 55ft 7in long.

Class CR13A,B,C

Conrail's CR13A, CR13B, and CR13C classes were built by the Reading from 1968-70. They are 100-ton clones of the popular Pullman-Standard PS-2 design.

Class CR16E

Former RDG cars

Class H30

The PRR started building 70-ton H30 class covered hoppers in 1944. This number grew to 1325 by 1952, with an additional 250 H30A class cars appearing by the end of 1953.

Class H42 and H42A

The H42 and H42A classes were built by ACF in 1964 for the PRR. The H42 class cars were unlined as the H42A class had a interior lining.

Class H44

The H44 class of covered hoppers were built by ACF between Aug-Sept 1964 as PRR 260121-260410. 170 cars carried their PRR number to Conrail and were numbered into the CR 884665-884843 series. The 109 cars that had been renumbed to PC 885019-885304 became CR 885019-885304. PRR 260397 and PC 885237 were never renumber to Conrail and lasted well into the Conrail era. Cars are rated at 100 tons and have 3700 cuft capacity.

Class H45 and H45A

Conrail's H45 and H45A cars are 3-bay ACF Centerflows built at ACF's Huntington, WV plant in 1965. There were 345 H45s with gravity discharge gates, whereas the 70 H45As were equipped with gravity/pneumatic outlets and were lined for food-grade service.

Class H46

The H46 class was built by Pullman Standard in 1966 as PRR 260471-260655. 111 cars carried their PRR number to Conrail and became CR 890852-890962. 66 cars were renumbered into PC series 888411-888594, then becoming CR 888411-888594. Cars have a capacity of 4650 cuft.

Class H47 and H47A

The H47 and H47A classes were built in 1966 by Magor Car Co. for the PRR; 4750cuft capacity.

Class H51 and subclasses

Conrail's H51 classes were made up of 861 cars built at Hollidaysburg to General American's Dry-Flo designs in 1969 by PC.

Class H54

The H54 class of coveed hoppers were built by Pullman Standard in 1971 as PCB 888749-889999. 1234 cars made it to Conrail and became CR 888749-889999. Cars are rated at 100 tons, 4785 cuft and are 59ft 2in long. Conrail's H54 class was a group of 1250 PS-2CD cars built and leased to the PC, originally given PCB reporting marks to distinguish them from cars governed by the PC's bankruptcy process.

Class H56A

The H56A class was built by Pullman Standard in 1974 as PC 890501-890800. Cars would become CR 890501-890800. When the lease expired, the cars were returned to NAHX and became NAHX 890501-890800. Some cars were sold to Infinity Rail (INFX reporting marks).

P&E Covered Hoppers

Conrail inherited a group of 4740 cuft. covered hoppers from the Peoria & Eastern that were on lease from US Railway Equipment Leasing.

CR 878507 - Class H30A

CR 878507 is seen at Columbia, PA. Car is ex PC 878507/PRR 255736.

CR 891328

Car is ex ???? and was built 10-63. Anyone have an idea on the history of this car? Possibly remarked from a TLDX lease car?

(Color is off due to original slide being red-shifted)

CR covered hoppers at Northumberland PA 9/27/97

Various covered hoppers are seen at Northumberland PA on 9/27/97.

CR covered hoppers at Northumberland PA 9/27/97

Various covered hoppers are seen at Northumberland PA on 9/27/97.

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