SylvanScaleModelsPRRtrailer

Early Trailer Numbering -- 1954-1959

The trailer number was broken into three parts. The first two digits indicated the trailer length. These two digits were followed by an alphabet letter (C, E, or W). The sig-nificance of the letter is unknown. The letter was followed by numbers indicating the trailer number. Thus trailer 32E250 is a 32’ trailer numbered 250.

 

PRR 24' Open Top Trailer

Trailer Description
Length 24'
Width No Wider Than 8'
Nose Rounded
Sides Smooth with Tarp TIe Off Rails
Side Door None
Rear Doors Swing Type with Extra-Long Strap Hinges
Roof Partial Tarp Top
Landing Gear Narrow with Wheels
Quantity Unknown
Appeared Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kit bash instructions available in The Keystone Modeler, No. 86.

PRR 25'8" Single-Axle Smooth-Side Van Trailer

Trailer Description
Length 25' 8"
Width 8'
Nose Rounded Corners
Sides Smooth with 47" Wide Panels
Side Door None
Rear Doors Swing Type with Extra-Long Strap Hinges
Roof Full Length
Landing Gear Retractable with Wheels
Rear Axles Single
Quantity Unknown
Appeared Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kit bash instructions available in The Keystone Modeler, No. 86.

Fruehauf 26' Single-Axle Rib-Side Van Trailer

Trailer Description
Length 26'
Width 8'
Nose Round
Sides Ribbed
Side Door Right Hand
Rear Doors Swing Type
Roof Full Length
Landing Gear Retractable with Wheels
Rear Axles Single
Wheels Cast Spoke
Quantity Unknown
Appeared Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sylvan Scale Models kit #T-002 is a resin kit representing this trailer.

28' Single-Axle Van Trailer

Trailer Description
Length Unknown
Width 8'
Nose Round
Sides Smooth with Seam Lines
Side Door Most Likely on Curb Side
Rear Doors Swing Type
Roof Full Length
Landing Gear Retractable with Wheels
Rear Axles Single
Quantity Unknown
Appeared Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kit bash instructions available in The Keystone Modeler, No. 85.

Scott Brothers 30' Steel LCL Van Trailer

Trailer Description
Length 30'
Width 8'
Nose Rectangular
Sides Corrugated Steel
Side Door 43" Curb Side
Rear Doors Swing Type
Roof Full Length
Rear Axles Single
Wheels Cast Spoke
Quantity Unknown
Appeared Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kit bash instructions available in The Keystone Modeler, No. 87.

Fruehauf 30' TrucTrain Single Axle Van Trailer

Trailer Description
Length 30'
Width 8'
Nose Square
Sides Ribs 8" on Center
Side Door Curb Side
Rear Doors Swing Type
Roof Full Length
Landing Gear Retractable with Wheels
Rear Axles Single
Wheels Cast Spoke
Quantity 150
Appeared 1954

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kit bash instructions available in The Keystone Modeler, No. 87.

Sunshine Models offers a resin kit depicting this trailer.

Fruehauf 32' Dual-Axle Trailer

Trailer Description
Length 32'
Landing Gear Retractable with Wheels
Rear Axles Dual
Appeared 1955







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Classic Metal Works released a 32' single-axle trailer that can serve as a stand-in.

32 trailer 2 pack assembled 949 2363 big
Walthers offers a reprentation of this trailer -- # 949-2363.

Trailmobile 32' Dual-Axle Trailer

Trailer Description
Length 32'
Landing Gear Retractable with Wheels
Rear Axles Dual
Appeared March 1955







Classic Metal Works released a 32' single-axle trailer that can serve as a stand-in.

Walthers 2405
Walthers offers this trailer, #2405, which Curt LaRue, the PRRT&HS' resident trailer expert, believes is a "foobie". Nice stand-in, none-the-less.

35' Trailer

Trailer Description
Length 35'
Appeared Mid 1956

40' Trailer

Trailer Description
Length 40'
Quantity 255
Appeared Mid 1956

 

 

 

sparrows
Sparrows Point offers a plastic kit representing this trailer.

Walthers offers a representation of this trailer -- 949-2312.

athearnATH15650 450
Athearn has offered two PRR liveries in their 40' Exterior Post trailer. I have not reviewed an example for accuracy.

TrucTrain Trailer Fleet
1959 “PRR Directory of Pennsy TrucTrain Service”
Markings and Types of Trailers Trailer Numbers Length Side Door Type Floor Axle S/T King Pin Setback Qty Year Appeared Model
Closed Van

Fruehauf

Frameless

32E51-32E55, 32E57-32E60 

32'0"

No

Wood

T

18"

9

 

 

Fruehauf

Frameless

32E61-32E70

32'0"

Yes

Wood

T

18"

10

 

 

Fruehauf

Frameless

32E89-32E84

32'0"

Yes

Wood

T

18"

5

 

 

Fruehauf

Frameless

32E85-32E89

32'0"

Yes

Wood

T

18"

5

 

 

Fruehauf

Frameless

32E250-32E257

32'0"

Yes

Wood

T

18"

8

 

 

Fruehauf

Frameless

32C465-32C473

32'0"

Yes

Wood

T

18"

9

 

 

Fruehauf

Frameless

32W783,32W785, 32W787-32W788, 23W790-32W794

32'4"

No

Wood

T

18"

9

 

 

Fruehauf

Frameless

32W854-32W861

32'0"

Yes

Wood

T

18"

8

 

 

Fruehauf

Frameless

32W900-32W902, 32W909-32W911, 32W914

32'4"

No

Wood

T

18"

7

 

 

Fruehauf

Frameless

35C522-35C549

32'0"

Yes

Comp

T

30"

28

 

 

Highway

Frameless

35C575-35C586

32'0"

Yes

Wood

T

30"

12

 

 

Fruehauf

Frameless

PRR1500-PRR1599

32'0"

Yes

Comp

T

30"

100

 

 

Fruehauf

Frameless

PRR15100-PRR15234

32'0"

Yes

Comp

T

30"

135

 

 

Closed Van - Refrigerated
Fruehauf Frameless 35CR500-35CR511 35'0" Yes Alum T 30" 12  
  • BethlehemCarWorks #868 light kitbash (TKM No. 91)
  • Classic Metal Works heavy kitbash (TKM No. 91)
Trailmobile Frameless 35CR512 35'0" Yes Alum T 30" 1  
Closed Van - Insulated
 Fruehauf  Frameless   32'10"  No  Wood  T  36"     
 Fruehauf  Frameless    32'0" Yes  Wood  T  18"     
 Fruehauf  Frameless    32'10" No  Wood  T  36"      
 Fruehauf  Frameless    32'0" Yes  Wood  T  18"   8    
 Fruehauf  Frameless    32'10" No  Wood  T  36"      
 Fruehauf  Frameless   32'0"  Yes  Wood  T  18"      
Open Top Van (High Side)
 Fruehauf  Frameless   32'4"  Wood  T  18"      
 Fruehauf  Frameless   32'4"    Wood  T  18"   20     
 Fruehauf  Frameless   32'4"    Wood  T  18"   12     
 Fruehauf  Frameless   35'0"    Wood  T  18"      
 Fruehauf  Frameless   32'4"    Wood  T  18"   37    
 Fruehauf  Frameless   32'4"    Wood  T  18"      
 Fruehauf  Frameless   32'4"    Wood  T  18"   20     
 Fruehauf  Frameless   32'4"    Wood  T  18"   13     
 Fruehauf  Frameless   32'4"    Wood  T  18"   11     
Open Top Van (Low Side)
 Fruehauf  Frame     -  Wood  T  18"    
 Fruehauf  Frame     -  Wood  T 18"     
 Kentucky  Frameless     -  Wood  T  36"     
Flat Bed
 Trailmobile  Frame     -  Wood  T 18"     
 Fruehauf  Frame     -  Wood  T  18"  16     
 Fruehauf  Frame     -  Wood  T   18" 25     
 Fruehauf  Frame     -  Wood  T  18"     
 Fruehauf  Frame     -  Wood  T  18"  21     
 Fruehauf  Frame     -  Wood  T  36"     
 Fruehauf  Frame     -  Wood  T  36"     
 Fruehauf  Frame     -  Wood  T  36"     
 Fruehauf  Frame     -  Wood  T  24"  16     
 Trailmobile  Frame     -  Wood  T  36"  13