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RW F36

The F36 were heavy-duty flat decked cars featuring an all welded underframe and a wood deck. The cars had a 125-ton capacity and ran on 3F-F3 Buckeye six-wheel trucks. They were 50'0" long over strikers and had a loading deck 49'2-1/2" by 9'10".

Altoona Car Shops turned out 30 F36 in December 1940.

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
F36 470206 470235 FM 30 30 30 30 30 30 29
Roster data compiled by Rich Orr. From


Types of trucks used

Class Car Numbers Truck Class Truck Name Qty cars:
F36 470226 470235 3F-F3 P.R.R. 10
F36     3F-F2 Buckeye  
Truck data is from PRR documents circa 1940's. Other truck classes may also have been used. From



PRR 470207 F36 E12714 120640

The F36 has been offered in brass by Railworks and 3D printed by Earnest Trains.

RW F36Railworks F36 flat car.