PC class X38f 50' double-door boxcar residing with camp cars by the ex-NYC station in Ashtabula, Ohio. As of January 2002, this car is still there, although it has been moved into CSXT's West Avenue Yard, about a half-mile away. Photo by Jerry Jordak.
Ex-PRR X58 boxcar with the keystones and PRR reporting marks painted over in PC green, then replaced by PC lettering. Car was photographed on 1/3/94 in BN's North Yard in Fort Collins, Colorado, by Gene Fusco.
PC 264627 passing through the BNSF yard in Cicero, Illinois, at noon on April 1, 1997. According to "Box Car Production 1963-1994," by David G. Casdorph, the 55 X68 class boxcars in series 264596-264650 were built by the Penn Central at their Altoona, PA shops in 1970. The January 1994 ORER lists 15 of these 50-footers still in service at that time. While it is unknown how many of these cars are still in existence, this car has been spotted several times, even as recently as 3/21/97, all at same Chicago location. The combination of sides, ends, doors, and roof is distinctly PC, and while the "Despatch Shops" end could be reworked from a Pullman PS-1 kit, a good deal of scratchbuilding would be required to create an accurate model with the other spotting features: double rectangular corrugations in the roof panels, 8 side panels with an additional row of rivets running vertically down their centers, and 10-foot wide 4 panel doors with the unusually tall horizontal separations. Photo and information by Tom Jelinek.
Penn Central class X72 boxcar, restenciled for CR, seen at ROSE in Altoona, Pa. The "PENN CENTRAL" lettering appeared to have been removed by blasting or chipping away the paint! Photo by Doug Trueblood.
The class X74 boxcars, such as PC 167881, were purchased new by PC during 1972-1973. PC 167881 was photographed at Frontier Yard in Buffalo, New York, on November 5, 1973. Photographer unknown, from the collection of Sean Lamb.
Former PC X79 60' boxcar KELX 281342 (now Kelloggs owned) is seen on a northbound CN/GTW freight crossing Pleasant Avenue in River Rouge, MI, on 4/13/97. The Sightings page features info about these cars. Photo by Jeff Feldmeier.
New York Central used lot numbers instead of class names to identify different types of equipment. In this case, this boxcar was from Lot 968-B, which was a group of 50-foot boxcars that were rebuilt from 40-foot cars between 1965 and 1967. This car was painted in a early version of the PC scheme with the black lettering. Seen at Buffalo, New York. Photographer unknown, from the collection of Sean Lamb.