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12-Panel triple hopper. It began in PRR paint, then went to PC paint, and then to Conrail paint. In HO scale, use the Bowser models for the H43 class. If in N scale, use the Atlas model.
Location: Blairsville, PA   8-89
Photo Online: August 29, 1998

Rick Topeka - Blairsville, PA   8-89
CR 472294 H43
Rick Topeka (49K)

45' 12-panel, triple hopper. 3433 cuft. Built by Bethlehem Steel (BSC) 1971-72. Still in PC black and numbers, but the PC been replaced with a nasty looking CR. Modeling the H43D is more difficult because the side ladders, which the model has, have been replaced with grab irons on this class. Using the Boweser model, shave off the ladders and replace them with individual grabs.
Location: Reading, PA (CP Belt)   10-96
Photo Online: February 26, 1999

Robert Waller - Reading, PA (CP Belt)   10-96
CR 480480 H43D
Robert Waller (50K)

The prototype H43D were equipped with side grab irons and Wine single door locks, for those who are into such details..
Location: York, PA   1998
Photo Online: May 30, 1998

Tom Wolfgang - York, PA   1998
CR 481276 H43D
Tom Wolfgang (43K)

This hopper has an interesting paint scheme because the reporting marks go across the top cord of the car. Most likely this happened because the car had been repainted early into Conrail before ideas were completely set. The repaint date on this car is 8-76.
Location: Pitcairn, PA   [no date]
Photo Online:October 27, 2001

Tom Haag - Pitcairn, PA
CR 481749
Tom Haag (48K)



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45' 12-panel, triple hopper. 3433 cuft. Built by Bethlehem Steel (BSC). Prototype equipped with side grab irons and Wine single door locks. Using photo, shave ladder off and install grabs for very accurate model. Note the CR-style '36' that has been repainted, which clearly marks this car in the CR-era.
Location: Wyomissing, PA   3-97
Photo Online: March 6, 2004

Robert Waller - Wyomissing, PA   3-97
PC 482436 H43D
Robert Waller (122K)

Looking down into the inside of the car.
Location: East Deerfield, MA   8-10-83
Photo Online: May 11, 2006

Carl Weber - East Deerfield, MA   8-10-83
PC 482639 H43D
Carl Weber (311K)

The photo is a bit blurred because it was a grab shot. Not many PC cars were running in the late 1990s, and those that were tended be be abused.
Location: Wyomissing, PA   2-25-96
Photo Online: March 6, 2004

Robert Waller - Wyomissing, PA   2-25-96
PC 483244 H43D
Robert Waller (94K)

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