H-30 PRR Coivered Hoppers/ N&W HC-3 Covered Hoppers

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Thu Mar 16 23:45:24 EST 2006

This is not correct. The N&W HC-3 is not the same as the PRR car. The HC-3 has a cubic capacity of 3028. The PRR H30 has a cubic capacity of 1973. See http://prr.railfan.net/diagrams/PRRdiagrams.html?diag=h30.gif&sel=hopp&sz=sm&fr=

Also, see the H30a http://prr.railfan.net/diagrams/PRRdiagrams.html?diag=h30a.gif&sel=hopp&sz=sm&fr=

Of these PRR cars, I understand the H30a is close, if not identical, to the N&W HC-1, which also has a cubic capcity of 1973.

Funaro offers a kit for the PRR and N&W versions. I have heard from some PRR modelers that a plastic version of this car may be forthcoming. Other than that I have no details.

Jim Brewer

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Subject: RE: H-30 PRR Coivered Hoppers/ N&W HC-3 Covered Hoppers

The N&W Class HC-3 and HC-3a covered hoppers built in the late 1940's (Some or all by Greenville) were very similar to the PRR H-30 class which was first built in 1935. The last of the H-30 variations was built in 1951.

See the N&W car in the Virginia tech website: http://imagebase.lib.vt.edu Search for HC-3 "Hopper, Covered"

See the PRR cars in the website at: http://prr.railfan.net/

There are probably more websites with info- I just did a quick search.

F&C made this hopper in a flat back mold kit about eight years ago. Pretty good kit.

PSC made brass HO H-30's and HC-3's about that date, too.

Must be four years ago now, but we ran a covered hopper series in The ARROW that discusses the HC-3.

Gary Rolih


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I believe the H-30 was the triple bay covered hopper that was similar - if not identical - to a Pennsy cover hopper several years ago. Is anyone aware of a decal manufacturer that makes proper decals for the H-30?

Bill Smith

Atlanta, GA


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