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The H30 series were three-bay, 70-ton covered hoppers.

Cars on the PRR roster (as listed in the Official Railway Equipment Register (ORER)):

Class Car Number AAR Class PRR Oct 44 PRR Oct 48 PRR Apr 52 PRR Oct 53 PRR Oct 58 PRR Oct 63 PRR Apr 68
H30 254251 255575 LO 1025 1325 1325 1325 1297 1292 938
H30a 255576 255825 LO - - 224 250 250 250 240
Roster data compiled by Rich Orr. From prr.railfan.net.

 

Types of trucks used

Class Car Numbers Truck Class Truck Name Qty cars:
H30 254251 254350 2E-F2 Crown 100
H30 254351 254450 2E-F10 Double Truss 100
H30 254451 254550 2E-F11 National 100
H30 254551 254650 2E-F12 Young 100
H30 254651 254950 2E-F15 Young 300
H30 254951 255026 2E-F14 National 76
H30 255027 255050 2E-F4A   24
H30 255051 255275 2E-F15 Young 225
H30 255276 255575 2E-f22 A.S.F. Ride control 300
H30     2E-F2 Crown  
H30     2E-F2a    
H30     2E-F10 Double Truss  
H30     2E-F11 National  
H30     2E-F12 Young  
H30     2E-F14 National  
H30     2E-F15 Young  
H30 1946     2E-F21 National type B-1  
Truck data is from PRR documents circa 1940's. Other truck classes may also have been used. From prr.railfan.net.

H30

H30 254327 side PRR 254252 H30 E10005 052435 
prr 488053 498059 H30 ed martin PRR 254252 H30 endview

 

The H30 had cast bolsters.

The H30 was offered in brass by Oriental Limited and as a resin kit by Funaro & Camerlengo.

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Funaro & Camerlengo GLE hopper.

 


H30A

The H30A had welded bolsters, except for some low-numbered H30A which hadcast bolsters (probably parts left over from building the H30). The 1951-built cars had a 5-ton greater capacity than the earlier cars, as well as slightly different roof rivet positions and hatch details.

The H30A was offered in brass by Nickel Plate Products and as a resin kit by Funaro & Camerlengo.