Surviving Conrail Covered Hoppers

Conrail had an extensive covered hopper fleet, although throughout the 1990's many were sold to leasing or other private companies. Many of those cars and ones that made it to NS and CSX are still surviving to this date.

Class 114H

Class 114H was a group of 100 covered hoppers (4650 cuft) built by ACF in 1967 in the series NYC 886726-886825.

Class 131H

The 131H class was built by ACF for the NYC in 1967, totaling 184 cars of 5700 cubic ft capacity.

Class 138H

The 138H class of covered hoppers were built by Pullman Standard during Sept-Oct 1967 at their Butler, PA plant as Lot 9263 for the NYC as NYC 886826-887025. 80 cars carried their NYC number directly to Conrail were renumbered into the CR 888254-888366 series. The 112 cars that had been renumbered for PC carried their orignial NYC number over to Conrail becoming CR 886826-887025. Cars are rated at 100 tons, 4785 cuft & are 56 ft long.

Class 941H

Class 941H consists of 25 Flexi-Flo cars built by ACF in 1964, formerly numbered NYC 885800-885824.

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 886326-88724 series. Care are rated at 100 tons, 4700 cuft & 51ft 11in long.

Class 963H

Class 963H consists of 75 Flexi-Flo hoppers built by ACF in 1965, formerly NYC 885825-885899.

Class 996H

Class 996H consists of 120 Flexi-Flo hoppers built by ACF in 1966, formerly numbered NYC 885680-885799.

Class C13A

The C13A class of covered hoppers were built by Pullman Standard in 1977 at Butler PA as CR 883600-883999. Cars are rated at 100 tons, 3000 cuft & are 41ft 10in long.

Class CC12A

The CC12A class of covered hoppers was built by North American Car Co. in 1967 for the CNJ as CNJ 1000-1099. Cars became CR 875284-875383. The entire class was transfered to CSX after the split in 1999. Some cars were renumbered into CSXT 229038-229089 series. The cars are rated at 100 tons, 2700 cuft and are 54ft long.

Class CE12A

Class CE12A was a group of 50 100-ton Pullman-Standard PS-2 cars built for the EL in the summer of 1966.

Class CE12B

Former EL cars, 2970 cuft., built by ACF.

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 alocated 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 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

The CR13A class covered hoppers were built by the Reading at their Reading PA shops as RDG 78650-78749. Cars were originaly renumbered to CR 884975-885140, but some have been renumbered into the CR 884407-884556 series. Both series are not solid as cars are renumbered around other cars joining the fleet. Several cars have run into and beyond the Conrail era in their RDG paint. Some known cars are: RDG 78682, 78712, 78731 & 78734. Cars are rated at 100 tons, 3435 cuft and are 49ft 11in long.

Class CR13B

The CR13B class covered hoppers were built by the Reading at their Reading PA shops in 1968 as RDG 78750-78899. These cars were originally to become CR 885141-885388, but some were renumbered into CR 884557-884683. Both CR number series are not solid as cars were renumbered around other cars also joining the fleet. Several cars carried their RDG paint into and beyond the Conrail era. Some examples are: RDG 78776, 78840, 78856, & 78860. These cars are rated at 100 tons, 3500 cuft and are 49ft 11in long.

Class CR13C

The CR13C class covered hoppers were built by the Reading at their Reading PA shops starting in June of 1968 as RDG 78900-78999. Cars became CR 885389-885602. The number series was not solid as these cars were renumbered around other cars also joining the fleet. Some cars have been renumbered into CR 884684-884842 series. The cars had a capacity of 100 tons, 3500 cuft and are 49ft 10 1/2 ft long.

Class CR71A

Former RDG cars

Class H42

The H42 class was built by ACF in 1964 as PRR 260001-260090. 62 cars carried their PRR number to Conrail and became CR 884577-884641. 26 cars were renumbered into PC series 884910-884988, then becoming CR 884910-884988. Some cars were renumbered outside originaly assigned number series. PRR 260008, 260063 and 260079 were never renumbered for Conrail as they lasted into 1999 wearing their PRR number. Cars have a capacity of 3500 cuft.

Class H42A

The H42A class was built by ACF in 1964 as PRR 260091-260120. 21 cars carried their PRR number to Conrail and became 884642-884664. 10 cars were renumbered into PC series 884991-885015, then becoming CR 884991-885015. Cars have a capacity of 3500 cuft.

Class H44

The H44 class of covered hoppers were built by ACF in 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, 3700 cuft & are 53ft 9in long.

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 joining 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 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 H49

The H49 class covered hoppers were built by Pullman Standard in 1967 as PRR 261245-261369. 52 cars carried their PRR numbers to Conrail and were renumbered to CR 884901-884972. The 64 cars that became PC 885315-885439 now became CR 885315-885439. PRR 261269 never got CR'ed. It was sold by Conrail and became TCOX 105 and then became TRLX 5508 and still in service in PRR paint as of 2009. Cars are rated at 100 tons, 3018 cuft & 41ft long.

Class H50

200 of these covered hoppers were built as PRR 261145-261244.

Class H51

The H51 class of covered hoppers were built at Hollidaysburg in 1969, following General American's Dry-Flo design as PC 887026-887286. The cars became CR 887026-887286. Many cars were sold and can be seen in lease fleets, such as AEX and NRLX, around the country. The cars are rated at 100 tons, 4635 cuft & are 55ft 6in long.

Class H51A

The H51A class of covered hoppers were built by PC at their Holidaysburg Car Shops in 1968 as PC 887287-887336. Cars then became CR 887287-887336. Many cars were sold the leasing companies such as AEX and NRLX and can be seen across the country. Cars are rated at 100 tons, 4635 cuft, & are 55ft 6in long.

Class H51B

The H51B class of covered hoppers were built by PC at their Hollidaysburg Car Shops in 1968 as PC 887337-887386. Cars then became CR 887337-887386. Many cars were sold the leasing companies such as AEX and NRLX and can be seen across the country. Cars are rated at 100 tons, 4635 cuft, & are 55ft 6in long.

Class H51C

The H51C class of covered hoppers were built by PC at their Holidaysburg Car Shops in 1969 as PC 887390-887789. Cars then became CR 887390-887789. Many cars were sold the leasing companies such as AEX and NRLX and can be seen arcoss the country. Cars are rated at 100 tons, 4635 cuft, & are 55ft 6in long.

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.

Class H54B

The H54B class covered hoppers were built by Pullman Standard in 1972 as PC 890101-890500. 395 cars came to Conrail and became CR 890101-890500. Many cars were sold to BN and then sold again to RFMX. Many of these RFMX cars are still running around in PC green. Cars are rated at 100 tons, 4785, cuft & are 59ft 2in long.

Class H56A

The H56A class was built by Pullman Standard in 1974 as PC 890501-890800. Cars would become CR 890501-890800. During Conrail these cars were sold and became NAHX 890501-890800. Some cars were sold again to Infinity Rail (INFX reporting marks).

Class H58

The H58 class was built by North American Car in 1974 as PC 898000-898109. Cars would become CR 898000-890109 and many of these cars would later would be sold to BCAX 10201-10256.

NYC 884907

Listed car info all matches an ex PRR H49 (which is what this Conrail # was slated to be for), but this is obviously a Reading car. No photo date, possibly 2005-06?

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