PRR Class G26 gondolas


General information:


Some stats:

ClassG26G26aG26c
Diagram?yesyesno
ModelE&C Car Shops-
CommentsAltoonaAltoona
Qty Built700300
Built1930-1931 (Altoona)1940-1942 (Altoona)1966-1967 (rebuilt at Altoona from G26 and G26a)
Capcy140,000140,000
Weight62,00063,400
Capcy box1,7381,738
Capcy heap409409
Sidessteelsteel
Floorsteelsteel
Endsdropdrop
Sillstraightstraight
Underframefish bellyfish belly
I.L.65' 6"65' 6"
I.W.7' 7-1/2"7' 7-1/2"
I.H3' 6"3' 6"
Truck center56' 9"56' 9"
length over strikers67' 9"67' 9"
coupled length70' 3"70' 3"
panels2020
height6' 11-7/8"6' 11-7/8"
width extreme9' 5-3/4"9' 3-1/2"
Trucks


Types of trucks used

ClassCarNumbersTruck ClassTruck NameQty cars:
G26  2E-F4  
G26  2E-F4a  
G26  2E-F6aBuckeye  
G26  2E-F7National  
G26a4409104414092E-F19Barrett-Whitehead500
G26a  2E-F15Young  
G26a  2E-F17National Malleable  
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
G26439009440709GB165016491649164916451630581
G26a440710441409GB700699699699697696236
G26c440710441409GB------91
G26d441181-GB------1
Roster data compiled by Rich Orr


Modeling Information:

Eastern Car Works
G26HO300065' G26 Mill Gon. Undec.plastic kit-less trucks/couplersCar rides too high?
Precision Scale
G26HOPSC 15472G26 Mill Gondolabrass - rtr-


Model Photos online:

(Photos of models submitted by visitors. Accompanied by descriptions)

Report MarkClassDescriptionManufacturerScaleModeler
PRR 440576G26G26 gondolaECW/New RiverHOTom Gloger

Tom Gloger has a web page describing the modifications he made to the Eastern Car Works G26.


Photos online:

Report MarkClassDescriptionLocationDatePhotographer
PRR 439048G263/4 view--PRR photo (B&W)
PRR 441252G26abuilders photo 3/4 view (E13421)-1/27/42PRR photo (B&W)


Photos in print:

ClassPublicationPageCar NoSchemeLocationDateComments
G26PRR Color Guide Vol 380PRR 439888CKColumbus, OH10/28/1962Crushed side, poor paint
G26aPRR Color Guide Vol 277PRR 441043CK---
G26aPRR Color Guide Vol 277PRR 550805CK---
G26aPRR Color Guide Vol 380PRR 439033CK--poor paint
G26cPC Color Guide80PC 594861PCReading, PA11/5/77nee PRR 440997
G26cPRR Color Guide Vol 145PRR 440057PK-11/76-
G26cPRR Color Guide Vol 278PRR 439202PK---
G26sKeystone Vol 33, #121CR 64954CRRoanoke, VA1999Prefab switch car, nee 439172
G26sPRR Color Guide Vol 2115PRR 497053----
G26sPRR Color Guide Vol 3117PRR 297065PK-mow--w/ panel switch components


Equipment Diagrams online:

Class(es)tracing #View
G26E-93171elevation
G26E-93171-Belevation
G26aE-416230-C,Belevation
G26aE-416230-Belevation


Plans and diagrams in print:

Applicable ClassesTypePublicationPageDescriptionTracing Number
G26,G26aArrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 143Shadow Key - G26a shown



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