3-bay Open Hoppers

Class H39

The H39 class was built by ACF to a design jointly done by the PRR and C&O. The PRR originally rostered around 10,000 of these cars, and Conrail retained thousands of them well into the 1980s.

Class H43

Conrail's H43s were 100-ton clones of a N&W triple hopper design, with over 2000 built starting in 1964. 

PC 461066 loaded in LV 32871

Wrecked PC 461066 (former New Haven), loaded on LV 32871, passing through Youngstown, OH in June 1978. PC 461066 loaded in LV 32871
Photo By: 
Unknown photographer, collection of Jeff Weaver

CR 424711 - Class 867H

CR 424711 is seen at Columbia, PA.CR 424711 - Class 867H
Photo By: 
Grant Lowry

EL 32539

EL 32539 is seen at Baden (East Conway), PA. Car was built 6-66.EL 32539
Photo By: 
Grant Lowry

CR 445000 - Class HR7C

CR 445000 is seen at Enola, PA. Car is ex RDG 59002 (from a series of 100 hoppers rebuilt in 1975 as RDG 59000-59099, classed HTF).CR 445000 - Class HR7C
Photo By: 
Grant Lowry

CR 459599 - Class H37G?

CR 459599 is seen at Columbia, PA. Car is ex PC 459599.CR 459599 - Class H37G?
Photo By: 
Grant Lowry

PC 480901-Class H43D

PC 480901 is seen with other hoppers at Essington, PA somtime in the early 1990's. Car was later rebuilt to CR 506204, a CR class G52R coalporter. Color print scan.PC 480901-Class H43D
Photo By: 
Brian Ferrell

CR 429734 - Class 865H

Car is ex PC 429734/NYC and was built (3-59?). If the build date is correct, this car would be from the NYC 920020-921519 series. Note the red dot signifying "ORE". CR 429734 - Class 865H
Photo By: 
Douglas E. Weaver

EL 32422

Car was built 3-65.EL 32422
Photo By: 
Douglas E. Weaver

PRR 668672

CR GP-7 5817 (ex-RDG 625) moves a string of hoppers including PRR 668672 at Abrams yard in August, 1978. PRR 668672
Photo By: 
Alan Page

CR hoppers in UXC-280 at Johnstown, PA 8/20/98

The CR hoppers of loaded coal train UXC-280 are seen at Johnstown, PA on 8/20/98.CR hoppers in UXC-280 at Johnstown, PA 8/20/98
Photo By: 
Jeff Weaver

CR 491159 at Bennington Curve

Conrail triple hopper 491159 is seen trailing behind SD40 6288 (ex-CNJ 3064) on an eastbound coal drag at Bennington Curve in 1983. CR 491159 at Bennington Curve
Photo By: 
Dick Bregler

CR 6499 at Bennington Curve

Conrail triple hopper 485078 is on the tail end of an eastbound coal train at Bennington Curve in 1983, with SD40-2 6499 assisting on the rear. CR 6499 at Bennington Curve
Photo By: 
Dick Bregler

B&A 910691 - Class 865H at Chester, MA. on 3/14/81.

The Boston & Albany lives! Three bay hopper with "B&A" sublettering at Chester, MA. on March 14, 1981. Used in captive MOW service. B&A 910691 - Class 865H at Chester, MA. on 3/14/81.
Photo By: 
Carl Weber

CR 6378 at Horseshoe Curve in August 1995

Conrail SD40-2 6378 is providing some extra braking power on the rear of an eastbound freight, with Conrail class H1C triple hopper 490220 bringing up the rear of the train. 8/6/1995CR 6378 at Horseshoe Curve in August 1995
Photo By: 
Sean McDonnell

CR 6499 and CR 485078 at Bennington Curve

Conrail triple hopper 485078 is on the tail end of an eastbound coal train at Bennington Curve in 1983, with SD40-2 6499 assisting on the rear. CR 6499 and CR 485078 at Bennington Curve
Photo By: 
Dick Bregler

CR 483202 at Johnstown, PA

An eastbound freight is pulling into Johnstown, PA in 1983, but the most interesting part of this photo is CR 483202, with the "CR" patch above the PC-style slanted numbering. CR 483202 at Johnstown, PA
Photo By: 
Dick Bregler

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