PENNSYRR.COM by Jerry Britton

8170LargeBetween August and September 1927, the PRR built 10 riveted, depressed center flats (435493-435502). Another 10 were buiklt between July and September 1929 (470000-470009). Very similar to the F28, the cars were 52'6" long over strikers and had a 20'0" by 8'0" loading deck. Riding on 3F-F2 six-wheel Buckeye trucks, the cars had a capacity of 105-tons. The cars saw heavy use by Westinghouse for transport of transformers and other electrical equipment.

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
F29 435493 435502 FD 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
F29 470000 470009 FD 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Roster data compiled by Rich Orr. From


Types of trucks used

Class Car Numbers Truck Class Truck Name Qty cars:
F29     3F-F1 Buckeye  
F29     3F-F2 Buckeye  
Truck data is from PRR documents circa 1940's. Other truck classes may also have been used. From


F29PRR XXXXXX F29 34view

PRR 435493 F29 MLC1939

The F29 has been produced in brass by Railworks; in plastic by Cannonball Car Works (out of business); and as a resin kit by Funaro & Camerlengo.

Ted Culotta has an article on modeling the F&C F29.

8170LargeFunaro & Camerlengo F29 flat car.

RW F29Railworks F29 flat car.