PRR Class G27 gondolas


General information:

  • 52'6" long
  • fish belly sides
  • 13 side stakes
  • riveted construction
  • tapered end sills


    Some stats:

    ClassG27G27 cov
    Diagram?yesyes
    ModelSunshine-
    Comments-covered
    Qty Built4,500
    Built1936-1939
    Capcy140,000140,000
    Weight56,50061,100
    Capcy box1,7451,745
    Capcy heap405-
    Sidessteelsteel
    Floorsteelsteel
    Endsdropfixed
    Sillfish bellyfish belly
    Underframestraightstraight
    I.L.52' 6"52' 6"
    I.W.9' 6"9' 6"
    I.H3' 6"3' 6-3/8"
    Truck center43' 3"43' 3"
    length over strikers54' 9"54' 9"
    coupled length57' 3"57' 3"
    panels1414
    height6' 11-7/8"8' 3-7/16"
    width extreme10' 5"10' 8-3/8"
    Trucks


    Types of trucks used

    ClassCarNumbersTruck ClassTruck NameQty cars:
    G273445003448142E-F13Double Truss315
    G273448153451822E-F14National368
    G273451833454992E-F15Young317
    G27  2E-F10Double Truss  
    G27  2E-F10Double Truss  
    G27  2E-F11National  
    G27  2E-F12Young  
    G27  2E-F13Double Truss  
    G27  2E-F14National  
    G27  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
    G27344500348999GB GBR GBS449844974495449544793413255
    G27a344500348999GB LG-----919110
    Roster data compiled by Rich Orr


    Modeling Information:

    Revell/Con-Cor
    G27HO900354' Mill Gondola PRRplasticside sill 12" too deep, end sills absent, car rides too high
    Sunshine
    G27HO48.1G27 steel 52'6" IL gondola, w/ Dreadnaught ends, riveted underframe & floorresin kit w/ decals-
    G27HO48.2G27 steel 52'6" IL gondola, w/ Dreadnaught ends, welded underframe & floorresin kit w/ decals-
    G27HO48.3G27 steel 52'6" IL gondola, w/ tray style ends, riveted underframe & floorresin kit w/ decals-
    G27HO48.4G27 steel 52'6" IL gondola, w/ tray style ends, welded underframe & floorresin kit w/ decals-
    G27HO48.5G27 Auto frame car, w/ 1940 design auto racks & Dreadnaught ends, riveted underframe & floorresin kit w/ decals-
    G27HO48.6G27 Auto frame car, w/ 1947 design auto racks & Dreadnaught ends, riveted underframe & floorresin kit w/ decals-
    G27HO48.7G27 Auto frame car, w/ 1940 design auto racks & tray style ends, riveted underframe & floorresin kit w/ decals-
    G27HO48.8G27 Auto frame car, w/ 1947 design auto racks & tray style ends, riveted underframe & floorresin kit w/ decals-


    Photos online:

    Report MarkClassDescriptionLocationDatePhotographer
    PRR 344500G27---PRR Photo (B&W) from Modern Locos & Cars 1939
    PRR 347000G27builders photo (E10465)-4/3/33PRR photo (B&W)


    Photos in print:

    ClassPublicationPageCar NoSchemeLocationDateComments
    G27Cars of the PennsyfcPRR 344500CK--PRR photo
    G27PRR Color Guide Vol 145PRR 318251CK-6/68auto frames


    Equipment Diagrams online:

    Class(es)tracing #View
    G27E-408995elevation
    G27E-408995-Delevation
    G27-coveredE-461646-Aelevation


    Plans and diagrams in print:

    Applicable ClassesTypePublicationPageDescriptionTracing Number
    G27PlanRail Model Craftsman-10/98
    G27,G27aArrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 157Plain Key - G27 shown
    G27,G28Arrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 144Shadow Key - G27, G28 shown



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