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JB X44

The X44 series were 50' post-war steel box cars based on an AAR design.

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
X44 86400 86649 XAP XM XML XL - - 250 250 247 246 63
X44 604000 604999 XAP XP XM XML XL - - 998 998 995 989 465
X44a 86400 86649 XL XM - - - - - - 175
X44a 604000 604999 XL XM - - - - - - 250
X44b 604000 604999 XL XM - - - - - - 250
Roster data compiled by Rich Orr; source prr.railfan.net.

X44X44 604424

X44 box car 604158 built by General American Trans Corp

  • 8 rung ladders

  • 8' Youngstown doors

The X44 box car is available in plastic from Atlas (formerly Branchline Trains).

The Branchline Trains kit comes with AAR standard seven rung ladders but also includes correct eight rung ladders in PRR decorated kits, The decorated kits have their frame, underbody details, and roof walk in black, but the color should be Freight Car Color (FCC) to match the prototype.

JB X44Branchline Trains X44 box car.

X44A

 X44B