Re: PRR X36 Boxcar

Bruce Smith

Yes. the X36 was one of a kind, built in September 1936.

Bruce Smith
Auburn AL

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Subject: [RealSTMFC] PRR X36 Boxcar

My guess is that it was an experimental (only one was built) lighter weight car, saving roughly 3,000 pounds compared to the similar vintage X35 cars:
The X36 was also much wider than the X35 inside (9'4" compared to 8'9") presumably because of no (or a thin) wooden liner.

It looks to me to be very much of a precursor to modern car designs but built much earlier than expected. Anyone have further details on this car?


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