PRR Class G22 gondolas


General information:


Some stats:

ClassG22G22aG22b
Diagram?yesyesyes
ModelWesterfieldWesterfieldWesterfield
Commentsoriginally had drop bottom doors-converted from G22
Qty Built4,0002,150491
Built1915-19161916-19171930 (rebuilt from G22, G22a)
Capcy140,000140,000200,000
Weight46,00049,30051,000
Capcy box1,2881,2691,288
Capcy heap320316320
Sidessteelsteelsteel
Floorsteelsteelsteel
Endsfixeddropfixed
Sillstraightstraightstraight
Underframefish bellyfish bellyfish belly
I.L.46' 2-1/2"45' 6-1/4"46' 2-1/2"
I.W.9' 3-1/2"9' 3-1/2"9' 3-1/2"
I.H3' 0"3' 0"3' 0"
Truck center38' 0"38' 0"38' 0"
length over strikers48' 0"48' 0"48' 0"
coupled length50' 6"50' 6"50' 6"
panels131313
height6' 4-3/4"6' 4-3/4"6' 4-3/4"
width extreme10' 0" 10' 0" 10' 0"


Types of trucks used

ClassCarNumbersTruck ClassTruck NameQty cars:
G22  2E-F2Crown  
G22  2E-F2Crown  
G22a  2E-F2Crown  
G22a  2E-F2Crown  
G22b  2F-F2  
G22b  2F-F3Dual Trucks Span Bolster  
G22b  2F-F4  
Truck data is from PRR documents circa 1940's. Other truck classes may also have been used.


Cars on the PRR roster (as listed in the Official Railway Equipment Register (ORER)):

ClassCarNumberAAR ClassPRR Oct 44PRR Oct 48PRR Apr 52PRR Oct 53PRR Oct 58PRR Oct 63PRR Apr 68
G22315101315866GB HE LG7237167087004024514
G22352000352831GB GBS LG HE7697577517463902910
G22360501362383GB GBS LG HE1458184518301805100811125
G22370301370369GB GBS LG605959593151
G22382001383091GB LG4237729619645046920
G22750529750912GB GBS LG352344343341187207
G22775197775474GB GBS LG258253252248138143
G22801001801345GB GBS LG318318318313172178
G22810282810459GB GBS LG HE1671661661628310-
G22825066825172GB LG HE989796945093
G22840003840158GB HE LG15114914714581143
G22864001864025GB LG485151512571
G22a750913751042GB611942---
G22a775475775751GB1121121---
G22a810460810749GB16254441--
G22a825173825287GB631721---
G22a840162840318GB852863---
G22a870001870849GB41911817123--
G22a880155880453GB1444363---
G22b353000353460GB LG258292372426424437226
G22c315101315866GBS----12-
G22c352000352831GBS----232
G22c360501362383GBS----665
G22c382001383091GBS----552
G22c750529750912GBS----121
G22c840003840158GBS----11-
Roster data compiled by Rich Orr


Modeling Information:

MicroTrains
G22N-G22 gondolaRTR plastic w/ molded grabs-
Westerfield
G22HO1200G22 MODERNIZED, UNDECORATEDresin kitrebuilt w/ tight floor - discontinued
G22HO1201G22 MODN., G22A, G22Bresin kit w/ decalsrebuilt w/ tight floor - discontinued
G22aHO1201G22 MODN., G22A, G22Bresin kit w/ decalsrebuilt w/ tight floor - discontinued
G22bHO1201G22 MODN., G22A, G22Bresin kit w/ decalsrebuilt w/ tight floor - discontinued
G22HO1250G22 ORIGINAL, UNDECORATEDresin kitclamshell hoppers - discontinued, see 1202
G22HO1251G22 ORIGINALresin kit w/ decalsclamshell hoppers - discontinued, see 1202
G22bHO1252G22/G22b Modernized, CK decalsresin kit w/ 1 piece body & decals-
G22HO1253G22 Modernized, SK decalsresin kit w/ 1 piece body & decals-
G22bHO1254G22b rebuilt, SK decalsresin kit w/ 1 piece body & decals-
G22HO1202G22 Original, CK decalsresin kit w/ 1 piece body & decalsclamshell hoppers
G22aHO1203G22a, CK decalsresin kit w/ 1 piece body & decalstight floor
G22HO1252G22/G22b Modernized, CK decalsresin kit w/ 1 piece body & decals-

Westerfield also produces HB1/HB1a containers for use as loads in the G22b cars.


Photos online:

Report MarkClassDescriptionLocationDatePhotographer
PRR 490079G22G22 in MOW service (yellow)Indianapolis, IN1996Jeffrey Crone
PRR 775470G223/4 view--PRR Photo (B&W) from the 1919 CBD
PRR 353064G22B---PRR Photo (B&W) from Modern Locos & Cars 1939
PRR 353064G22bbuilders photo w/ HB1 containers (E10517)-10/6/36PRR photo (B&W)


Photos in print:

ClassPublicationPageCar NoSchemeLocationDateComments
G22PRR Color Guide Vol 379PRR 282368SK2b--Idler car for subway car shipment
G22bCars of the Pennsy48PRR 353016CK-12/31w/ containers
G22bPennsy Power 3404PRR 353016--12/31-
G22bPRR Color Guide Vol 1110PRR 49079PK-mow-5/85-
G22bPRR Color Guide Vol 145PRR 353221SK1b-4/68w/ containers
G22bPRR Color Guide Vol 277PRR 353381PK---


Equipment Diagrams online:

Class(es)tracing #View
G22N-386-Aelevation
G2240532elevation
G22E-443452-C,Aelevation
G22a35443elevation
G22a35443-Celevation
G22bE-93171elevation
G22bE-93171-Delevation


Plans and diagrams in print:

Applicable ClassesTypePublicationPageDescriptionTracing Number
G22,G22a,G22b,G25,G25bArrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 141Shadow Key - G22b shown
G22,G22b,G22c,G25,G25bArrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 156Plain Key - G22b shown
G22,G22b,G25,G25bArrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 150Shadow Key w/ report marks - G22b shown
G22bPlanModel Railroader-4/5042
G22bPlanRail Model Craftsman-5/5539Container car


References:

  • KEY 1/86 - Snapper-Test Plant-O scale PRR G22 Gondola (Pfeil, FJ)
      Parri, Robert



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