PRR Class G28 gondolas


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Some stats:

ClassG28G28 covG28aG28d
Diagram?yesyesyesno
Model-
Comments-pulpwood car
Capcy140,000140,000140,000145,000
Weight55,80061,20055,90073,500
Capcy box1,8701,8701,6804,970
Capcy heap374-371-
Sidessteelsteelcompositesteel
Floor?woodwood?
Endsdropfixeddropfixed
Sillfish bellyfish bellyfish bellyfish belly
Underframe????
I.L.62' 6-1/4"62' 6-1/4"52' 6"52' 1"
I.W.9' 6"9' 6"9' 1-1/4"8' 10"
I.H3' 8"3' 8"3' 6"10' 2"
Truck center43' 8"43' 8"43' 8"43' 8"
length over strikers54' 8"54' 8"54' 8"54' 8"
coupled length57' 2"57' 2"57' 2"57' 2"
panels12141414
height7' 5-1/4"8' 8-31/32"7' 2-1/4"13' 9"
width extreme10' 5"10' 8"10' 5"10' 5"
Trucks


Types of trucks used

ClassCarNumbersTruck ClassTruck NameQty cars:
G283426003435492E-F17National Malleable950
G283435503437992E-F18Young250
G283438003442992E-F19Barrett-Whitehead500
G283443003444992E-F20Elsey 200
G28  2E-F17National Malleable  
G28  2E-F18Young  
G28  2E-F18Young  
G28  2E-F19Barrett-Whitehead  
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
G28342600344499GB GBR GBS1899189718961894189120664
G28a343432-GB11-----
G28b342600344499GBS-----4744
G28c342600344499GB------698
Roster data compiled by Rich Orr


Photos online:

Report MarkClassDescriptionLocationDatePhotographer
PRR 343432G28abuilders photo -?PRR photo (B&W)


Equipment Diagrams online:

Class(es)tracing #View
G28E-422572-Aelevation
G28E-422572-B,Aelevation
G28-coveredE-461646-Aelevation
G28aE-426135-B,A (DUPLICATE)elevation
G28aE-426135-B,Aelevation


Plans and diagrams in print:

Applicable ClassesTypePublicationPageDescriptionTracing Number
G27,G28Arrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 144Shadow Key - G27, G28 shown
G28Arrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 151Shadow Key w/ report marks - G28 shown
G28Class DiagramPRR Pass. & Frt. Car Diagrams93covered
G28dClass DiagramPennsy Car Plans88Pulpwood car
G28dClass DiagramPRR Pass. & Frt. Car Diagrams80Pulpwood


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