PENNSYRR.COM by Jerry Britton

The PRR built one X30 class 70' 6" box car in Sept. 1931 for the express purpose of shipping fire equipment from the American LaFrance plant in Elmira, N.Y. It was designed to haul their longest, at the time, ladder truck from the plant to any destination on the continent. It featured double 6' Youngstown doors, an end door. As built, the lettering read "EXPERIMENTAL" but was shortly thereafter changed to "AUTOMOBILES".


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
X30 59861 - XA XM 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Roster data compiled by Rich Orr; courtesy of


33 32
1513 81575121 2819009081491166 1326360925493526528 o
81056279 2819009188157822 1791548382351720448 o


The X30 has been produced in brass by Railworks.

Railworks X30 box car.