55462Bowser X33

In 1932 the PRR designed boxcars that would be specifically used for the automobile industry. To maximize capacity they used a new unique roof design, where it curved at the edge, termed a “round roof” or “wagontop”. The X32 and X33 classes were both 50 '6" cars with staggered doors. The X33 differed from the X32 in that it also had end doors. Both X32 and X33 cars were built in 1933. Then, in 1936 after some design improvements, the X32a and X33a classes were constructed. The X33 class was specifically designed for carrying finished automobiles.

Although considered large capacity when first built in 1933, line side clearance improvements made the cars obsolete, so in 1959 the PRR stripped the superstructure of 1,000 X32 and X33 subclasses cars to build their X51 class of boxcars. By April of 1968, the PRR only had less than a dozen X32/X33 cars in revenue service. (Source: www.mountvernonshops.com)

Railworks X30

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".

This car has been produced in brass by Railworks.

8260LargeFunaro & Camerlengo X42

The X42 was created following WW2 when head-end mail and express traffic took off across the nation. For the PRR it was cheaper to build a boxcar with door spacing and dimensions similar to a B60 baggage car for bulk mail shipments. This unique boxcar was classed as an X42, and 10 of the 60' cars were built between August and September of 1950, series 2540-2549. Equipped with steam and signal lines like an express car, it was initially painted in the Circle Keystone Scheme used for freight. However, in a May 1951 paint & lettering diagram, the scheme was made obsolete when all X42 were repainted into a unique Tuscan Red Passenger scheme. The car sides and ends were painted Tuscan Red. The roof, underbody, and trucks were painted black. The side lettering was Gold Leaf and the end lettering was white. All 10 X42’s were later painted into the Shadow Keystone Scheme with some later receiving the Plain Keystone monogram as well. The entire fleet of 10 cars lasted into Penn Central. (Source: Mount Vernon Shops)

7001LargeFunaro & Camerlengo X28A - Available with multiple brake and door configurations.

The PRR’s X28 boxcar was developed from a combination of the evolution of lessons learned with the X25 fleet and the ARA mandate for standardized single-sheathed 50 ton boxcars. The X28 was an automobile version of the ARA boxcar, although based on a PRR design. The first 1,000 cars of the 5,000 car fleet were equipped with corrugated Youngstown doors, with the remaining 4,000 equipped with three-panel car builder doors. The X28 fleet was built during 1924 and 1926. Following development of the X31 “wagontop” boxcar in 1933 by the PRR, the X28 Automobile version was deemed obsolete and a rebuild program from 7/1933 to 7/1935 removed the double door configuration to only a single door creating the X28a. Nearly the entire X28 fleet was converted to the X28a class. By 1955, 3,500 X28a remained and by 1968, only 8 were still on the roster. (Source: www.mountvernonshops.com)

RR 37066wl

Between 1924 and 1934, the Pennsylvania Railroad purchased or built over 30,000 of the X29 class of box cars and an additional 5,000 of the auto car variant, the X28. The X29 -- a 40' 50-ton all-steel car -- became the most ubiquitous freight car of the late steam/transition era. These cars appeared in every corner of the US and Canada. 

Number Comments
FREIGHT ROSTER
501 Box car
PASSENGER ROSTER
3 Combine
4 Coach
7 Combine. Converted from a baggage car at Coleville.
15 Combine. Converted from a baggage car at Coleville.
100 (1st) Steam Powered Combine
100 (2nd) Gas Powered Coach
NON-REVENUE ROSTER
100 Plow Russell snow plow.
101 Caboose (photo in 1953)
102 Caboose (photo in 1947) Ex-Army staff car.
103 Caboose (photo in 1955) Evans Autorailer.

 

Number Type Years Comments
1 4-6-0 1892 - 1902 Baldwin 1886, acquired 1892 from BRB&BE, sold 1902 to Pittsburgh Construction Co.
2 4-6-0 1892 - 1903 Baldwin 18??, ex-PRR class G1, acq. 1892, sold 1903.
3 4-6-0 1893 - 1902 Baldwin 1873 ex-PRR class G1 No. 836, acq. 1893, sold 1902 to Huntingdon and Broad Top Mountain Railroad.
4 2-8-0 1902 - 1912 Altoona? 1883, ex-PRR class H1, acq. 1902, sold 1912 to Brownsville Construction Co.
5 4-4-0 1902 - 1920 Altoona 1886, ex-PRR class D7a No. 1015, acq. 1902, sold 1920 to Kishacoquillas Valley RR.
6 2-8-0 1903 - 1910 Altoona? 1882, ex-PRR class H1, acq. 1903, sold 1910.
7 4-4-0 1904 - 1905 ????, acq. 1904, exchanged for No. 8, 1905.
8 4-4-0 1905 - 1912 Baldwin 1883, ex-Richmond Fredericksburg & Potomac, acq. 1905, sold 1912.
9 2-8-0 1910 - 1936 Altoona 1888, ex-PRR class H3 No. 4159, acq. 1910, scrapped 1936.
10 2-8-0 1910 - 1928 Altoona 1889, ex-PRR class H3 No. 1759, acq. 1910, retired 1926, scrapped 1928.
11 2-8-0 1912 - 1928 Altoona 1891, ex-PRR class H3 No. 196, acq. 1912, scrapped 1928.
12 4-6-0 1920 - 1921 ????. acq. 1920, sold 1921 to Louisiana & Northwestern.
13 2-8-0 1923 - 1930 Altoona 1888, ex-PRR class H3 No. 4158, acq. 1923, sold for scrap 1930.
14 2-8-0 1928 - 1931 Alco/Brooks, ??, ex-Pittsburgh Lisbon & Western No. 18 (?), acq. 1928, sold for scrap 1931.
15 2-8-0 1929 - 1940 Baldwin 1905, ex Lehigh & New England No. 18, acq. 1929, sold 1940 to C&PA RR.
16 2-8-0 1930 - 1940 Alco/R. I. 1902, ex-Detroit Toledo & Ironton No. 76, acq. 1930, sold 1940 to M&U RR.
17 2-8-0 1930 - 1947 Alco/R. I. 1902, ex-Detroit Toledo & Ironton No. 77, acq. 1930, scrapped 1947.
18 2-8-0 1938 - 1947 Richmond 1909, ex-C&O, ex-Va. Central No. 1022, acquired from dealer 1938, scrapped 1947.
19 2-8-0 1940 - 1949 Richmond 1906, ex-C&O, ex-Va. Central No. 901, acquired from dealer 1940, scrapped 1949.
20 2-8-0 1946 - 1953 Juniata,1913, ex-PRR class H9s No. 3485, purchased from PRR 1946, scrapped 1953.
21 2-8-0 1947 - 1953 Juniata 1908, ex-PRR class H9s No. 1691, purchased from PRR 1947, scrapped 1953.
22 2-8-0 1949 - 1956 Baldwin, ex-PRR class H9s No. 444, purchased from PRR 1949, scrapped 1956.
5323 SW9 1953 - 1979 Purchased 1953 new from EMD, off roster 1979, to South Central Tennessee RR.
5624 SW1200 1956 - 1985 Purchased 1956 new from EMD, off roster 1985, to South Central Tennessee RR.
Road Numbers AAR Description 12/1897 10/1900 10/1907 9/1954
1-250   25 Ton Hopper Gondola 200 108 0 0
200-249 HM 50 Ton Steel Gondola 0 0 47 1
(#202)
251-2650   30 Ton Wood Hopper Gondola 2,400 2,400 1,633 0
2651-3150 GN 40 Ton Wood Hopper Gondola 0 500 491 0
2656, 2670, 2830, 2904, 2952, 3048, 3061, 3069, 3097   50 Ton Steel Gondola 0 0 9 0
3151-3250   50 Ton Steel Gondola 0 0 100 0
3251-3750 HM 50 Ton Steel Gondola, ACF/PSC 0 0 500 62
3752-3811 GB 50 Ton Steel Gondola 46', G22. Built in 1918 to Pennsy standards with drop bottom doors. Rebuilt in the late 1920s with a tight floor, running to abandonement of the railroad in March 1954. 0 0 0 7
Crane
 
Crane
 
Caboose 1856 -
 
Crane
 
12  Caboose (photo 1890-1900) Side door caboose.
 
15 Caboose- PostEx-PRR class ND. Presently at the Williams Grove Steam Association.
 
16 Caboose- PostEx-PRR class ND. Presently at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.
 
17 Caboose- PostEx-PRR class ND. After the H&BTM closed, was sold to the Rail City Historical Museum; current whereabouts unknown.
 
X2 Work Box
 
X3 Work Box
 
X4 Work Gon
14  Miner's Coach- 1953 A wooden car, miner's coach 14, was disassembled in 1953 or 1954.
 
27  Coach 1929 - Post Built by Brill in 1929 as H&BT motor car M-39. In 1942, the gas electric was wrecked and converted into a coach. After the H&BTM closed, this locomotive was sold to the Rail City Historical Museum. Later acquired by the Central New York Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society and sits restored at their Central Square Station Museum.
 
5436  Railway Post Office - Post H&BTM. Ex-PRR class MBM-62 #5436 (appears on PRR's 1923 roster). After the H&BTM closed, this locomotive was sold to the Rail City Historical Museum and eventually scrapped.
"Beaver" 0-8-0  Built by Baldwin in 1850. Leased from PRR. Used in the construction of the H&BTM.
 
"Bedford"  1855 - Built by Norris.
 
"Broad Top"  1856 - Built by Norris.
 
"Meteor"  1856 - Built by Lancaster Locomotive Works.
 
"Hiawatha" 0-8-0 1856 - Built by Baldwin. Switchback engine. Rebuilt in 1862.
 
"S. Morris Waln"  Built by Norris. Returned to builder in 1858; sold to Hanover Branch RR 1858.
 
"Highlander" 0-8-0 1858 - Built by Baldwin.
 
"Constitution" 0-8-0 1858 -Built by Baldwin.
 
129 2-6-0 1858 - 1858 Built by Smith & Perkins in 1856. Leased from PRR.
 
44 2-6-0  1858 - 1858 Built by Baldwin in 1852. Leased from PRR.
 
47 2-6-0 1858 - 1858Built by Baldwin in 1843. Leased from PRR.
 
67 4-4-0 1860 - 1860Built by Baldwin in 1853. Leased from PRR.
 
?  1860 - 1860 Leased from PRR.
 
122 4-4-0 1860 - 1860 Built by Baldwin 1856. Leased from PRR.
 
95 0-8-0 1860 - 1860 Built by Baldwin in 1854. Leased from PRR.
 
139 4-4-0 1860 - 1860 Built by Baldwin. Leased from PRR.
 
49 2-6-0 1860 - 1860 Built by Baldwin in 1853. Leased from PRR.
 
70 4-4-0 1860 - 1860 Built by Baldwin in 1853. Leased from PRR.
 
76 2-6-0 ? Built by Smith & Perkins in 1853. Leased from PRR.
 
"Baltimore" 0-8-0  1861 -1862 Leased from Winans.
 
"Col. Paxton"  1861 - 1862 Built by Baldwin in 1855. Leased from Swatara.
 
"Louisiana" 0-8-0 1861-1862 Leased from Winans.
 
"Perry" 0-8-0 1861 - 1867 Built by Baldwin in 1848 as PRR "Perry". Sold to the Philadelphia & Reading in 1849. Purchased by the H&BTM in 1861. Scrapped in 1867.
 
"Connecticut"  1862 - 1862 Leased.
 
"Pennsylvania" 0-8-0 1862 - Built by Baldwin.
 
"Robert Morris" 0-8-0 1862 - Built by Baldwin.
 
"Baltic" 0-8-0 1862 - 1867 Built by Baldwin in 1849 as Mine Hill & Schuylkill Haven RR No. 10. Sold to the Philadelphia & Reading in 1850, named "Baltic". Sold to the H&BTM in 1862. Scrapped in 1867.
 
"Dauphin" 0-8-0 1862 - 1867 Built by Baldwin as PRR "Dauphin" in 1848. Sold to the Philadelphia & Reading in 1849. Sold to the H&BTM in 1862. Scrapped in 1867.
 
"Oneida" 0-8-0 1863 - Built by Winans.
 
"Tuscarora" 0-8-0  1863 - 1868 Built by Winans. Blew up in September 11, 1868, with the loss of four lives.
 
"Delaware" 4-6-0  1863 - Built by Norris.
 
"Huntingdon" 4-4-0 1864 - Built by Lancaster Locomotive Works.
 
"Juniata" 4-6-0 1865 - Built by Norris.
 
"James Long" 4-6-0 1869 - 1869 Built by Baldwin. Sold to the PRR in 1869 as No. 472. Scrapped 1892.
 
? 0-8-8  1869 - Built by Baldwin in 1857 as PRR No, 129. Rebuilt by Altoona in 1867. Purchased by the H&BTM in 1869. Thought to be one of the unknown numbered locomotives.
 
? 0-8-0  1870 - Built by Baldwin in 1857 as PRR No, 128. Rebuilt by Altoona in 1866. Purchased by the H&BTM in 1870. Thought to be one of the unknown numbered locomotives.
 
? 4-4-0  1870 -Built by Norris. Originally PRR No. 68 ("Bald Eagle"). Sold to the H&BTM in 1870. Thought to be one of the unknown numbered locomotives.
 
? 0-8-0 1872 -Built by Baldwin. Originally Schuylkill Haven & Lehigh RIver RR "Panther". Sold to Mine Hill RR and numbered 31. Sold to Philadelphia & Reading and numbered 128. Sold to the H&BTM in 1872. Thought to be one of the unknown numbered locomotives.
 
? 0-8-0 1863 -Built by Baldwin. Originally Schuylkill Haven & Lehigh RIver RR "Tiger". Sold to Mine Hill RR and numbered 32. Sold to Philadelphia & Reading and numbered 129. Sold to the H&BTM in 1872. Thought to be one of the unknown numbered locomotives.
 
1
 
2 2-8-0 1889 - Built by Baldwin.
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7 2-8-0 1886 - 1910 Built by Baldwin. Sold to H. S. Kerbaugh in 1910.
 
8 2-8-0 1891 - 1910 Built by Baldwin. Sold to H. S. Kerbaugh in 1910.
 
9 2-8-0 1886 - Built by Baldwin.
 
10 2-8-0 1886 - Built by Baldwin.
 
11 2-8-0 1886 - 1915 Built by Baldwin. Sold to Juniata Southern in 1915.
 
12 2-8-0 1886 - Built by Baldwin.
 
13 2-8-0 1886 - Built by Baldwin.
 
14 4-6-0 1869 - <1886 Built by Baldwin.
 
14 2-8-0  1886 - Built by Baldwin.
 
16 4-4-0 1872 - <1888 Built by Baldwin.
 
16 2-8-0  1888 - <1890 Built by Baldwin.
 
16 2-8-0 1890 -Built by Baldwin.
 
17 4-4-0 1872 - <1890 Built by Baldwin.
 
17 2-8-0 1890 - Built by Baldwin.
 
18 4-6-0 1872 - <1886 Built by Baldwin.
 
18 2-8-0 1886 -Built by Baldwin.
 
19 4-6-0 1872 - <1886 Built by Baldwin. Sold to Bloomsburg & Sullivan No. 3.
 
19 2-8-0 1886 - <1891 Built by Baldwin. Sold to Shenley-Morrison by 1911.
 
19 2-8-0 1891 -Built by Baldwin.
 
20 4-6-0 1872 - <1886 Built by Baldwin.
 
20 2-8-0 1886 - <1891 Built by Baldwin. Sold to H. S. Kerbaugh, to Shenley-Morrison by 1911. Sold to Reading Engr. Col. by 1920. 
 
20 2-8-0 1891 - Built by Baldwin.
 
21 4-6-0 1872 - Built by Baldwin. Sold to West Va. Improvement Co.
 
21 2-8-0 1887 - 1887 Built by Baldwin.
 
21 2-8-0 1887 - <1891 Built by Baldwin.
 
21 4-4-0 1891 -Built by Baldwin.
 
22 4-6-0 1872 - <1887 - Built by Baldwin. Sold to Winfield RR as No. 101; then to N. K. Sneed.
 
22 2-8-0 1887 - <1888 Built by Baldwin.
 
22 2-8-0 1888 - <1893 Built by Baldwin.
 
22 2-8-0 1893 -Built by Baldwin.
 
23 4-6-0 1872 - <1893 Built by Baldwin.
 
23 2-8-0 1893 - Built by Baldwin.
 
24 4-4-0 1873 - <1893 Built by Baldwin.
 
24 4-4-0 1893 -Built by Baldwin.
 
25 4-4-0 1873 - <1893 Built by Baldwin. Sold to Central Reforma.
 
25 4-4-01 893 -Built by Baldwin.
 
26 2-8-0 1873 - <1895 Built by Baldwin.
 
26 2-8-0 1895 -Built by Baldwin.
 
27 4-6-0 1873 - <1900 Built by Baldwin.
 
27 4-6-0 1900 -Built by Baldwin.
 
28 4-6-0 1873 - <1902 - Built by Baldwin.
 
28 2-8-0 1902 -Built by Baldwin.
 
29 4-6-0 1873 - <1902 Built by Baldwin.
 
29 2-8-0 1902 -Built by Baldwin.
 
30 4-4-0 1907 - 1949 Built by Baldwin. Scrapped in 1949.
 
31 2-8-0  1910 - (photo 1953) Built by Baldwin.
 
32 2-8-0  1910 - (>1952) Built by Baldwin. Awaiting repairs in 1952.
 
33 2-8-0  1921 - (>1952) Built by Baldwin. Awaiting repairs in 1952.
 
34 2-8-0 1921 - (>1952) Built by Baldwin. Awaiting repairs in 1952.
 
35 4-6-0 1921 - 1934 Built by Baldwin. Sold to Susquehanna & New York as No. 119 in 1934. Sold to Clarion River RR as No. 119 in 1947. Scrapped in 1952.
 
36 4-6-0 1921 - 1953 Built by Baldwin. Sold to Canada & Gulf Terminal. Scrapped 1953.
 
37 2-8-0 1927 - (photo in 1953) Built by Baldwin.
 
38 2-8-0 1927 - 1954 Built by Baldwin. #38 was the last steam locomotive acquired new by the Huntingdon & Broad Top Mountain Railroad, the last steam locomotive that they operated, and is the last H&BTM locomotive in existence. After the H&BTM closed in 1954, #38 went on to serve in excursion service at Rail City Museum, the Livonia Avon & Lakeville, the Gettysburg Railroad, and the Knox and Kane. Like #11, #38 is also undergoing rebuild and is not currently in service.
 
40 2-8-0 1947 - Built by Baldwin in 1895 as West Va. Central No. 30. Sold to Western Maryland as No. 351. Sold to H&BTM in 1947. Awaiting disposition in 1952.
 
Note: An 0-6-0 in Dudley, Pa., is lettered for the H&BTM as #39, but it was not an H&BTM locomotive.