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The X43 series were 50' post-war steel box cars based on an AAR design.

In HO scale, the X44 box car is available as a plastic kit from Atlas (formerly Branchline Trains).

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

ClassCarNumberAAR ClassPRR Oct 44PRR Oct 48PRR Apr 52PRR Oct 53PRR Oct 58PRR Oct 63PRR 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.

The X44

  • 8 rung ladders
  • 8' Youngstown doors

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 X44
Branchline Trains X44 model built by Jerry Britton

The X44A

The X44B