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 H45

The H45 class of covered hoppers were built in two groups by ACF in 1966 as PRR 259751-260000 & PRR 260776-260870. 163 cars of the PRR series 259751-260000 carried their PRR number to Conrail and were renumbered into the CR 888521-890851. The wide number range is due to cars being renumbered around other cars joing the fleet. 80 cars from the same PRR series became PC 888000-888247 and then CR 888000-888247. 68 Cars from the PRR 260776-260870 series carried their PRR number to CR and were renumbered into CR 891086-891108. 25 cars of the same PRR series became PC 888248-888340 and then CR 888248-888240. Cars are rated at 100 tons, 4600 cuft & are 57 ft long

Class H45A

The H45A class was built by ACF in 1966 as PRR 260706-260775. 46 cars carried their PRR number to Conrail becoming CR 890972-891017. 23 cars were renumbered into PC series 888341-888408, then becoming CR 888341-888408. Cars have a capacity of 4600 cuft.

CR 891017 - Class H45B

Conrail 891017 is seen at Columbia, PA. Car is ex PRR 260775; painted P59 9-76.  Stenciled "Malt Loading Only".

CR 891017 - Class H45B

Car is ex PRR 260775; painted P59 9-76. Stenciled "Malt Loading Only". Photo taken October 1976.

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