PRR Class G29 gondolas


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Some stats:

ClassG29G29aG29bG29cG29dG29e
Diagram?yesyesyesyesyesyes
Model-SunshineSunshineSunshineSunshine-
Comments312 cars got nailable steel flooring
Qty Built2,000500500
Built1,9411,942rebuilt from G29arebuilt from G29b
Capcy140,000140,000140,000140,000140,000140,000
Weight51,50051,90050,00057,700
Capcy box1,6661,5821,5821,6441,6442,590
Capcy heap370352352365365-
Sidessteelcompositecompositecomposite?composite?steel
Floorwoodwoodwoodwoodwoodwood
Endsfixed (dreadnaught)fixed (ribbed)fixed (ribbed)fixed (ribbed)fixed (ribbed)fixed
Sillstraightstraightstraightstraightstraightstraight
Underframestraightstraightstraightstraightstraightstraight
I.L.46' 0"45' 7-1/4"45' 7-1/4"45' 7-1/4"45' 7-1/4"46' 0"
I.W.9' 7-7/8"9' 3-1/8"9' 3-1/8"9' 7-3/8"9' 7-3/8"9' 7-7/8"
I.H3' 9"3' 9"3' 9"3' 9"3' 9"5' 10"
Truck center36' 7-1/2"36' 7-1/2"36' 7-1/2"36' 7-1/2"36' 7-1/2"36' 7-1/2"
length over strikers47' 7-1/2"47' 7-1/2"47' 7-1/2"47' 7-1/2"47' 7-1/2"47' 7-1/2"
coupled length50' 1-1/2"50' 1-1/2"50' 1-1/2"50' 1-1/2"50' 1-1/2"50' 1-1/2"
panels121212121212
height7' 5-1/4"7' 5-1/4"7' 5-1/4"7' 5-1/4"7' 5-1/4"9' 6-1/4"
width extreme10' 5"10' 5"10' 5"10' 5"10' 5"10' 5"
TrucksNational B-1 2D-F8 (70 ton) 2D-F8 (50 ton) 2D-F8 (70 ton) 2D-F8 (50 ton)


Types of trucks used

ClassCarNumbersTruck ClassTruck NameQty cars:
G293578543586532E-F17National Malleable800
G293586543591532E-F18Young500
G293591543595532E-F20Elsey 400
G293595543598532E-F19Barrett-Whitehead300
G29  2E-F17National Malleable  
G29  2E-F18Young  
G29  2E-F19Barrett-Whitehead  
G29  2E-F20Elsey  
G29a3573543578532E-F18Young500
G29a  2E-F18Young  
G29b3490003494022D-F22CBarrett-Whitehead403
G29b3494033494992D-F23Allied Full Cushion97
G29b  2D-F23Allied full cushion  
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
G29357854359853GB200019981994199219841975110
G29a357354357853GB5005001765127273
G29b349000349499GB5005001687533322
G29c357354357853GB--3234474684655
G29d349000349499GB--3324244654653
G29e375353-GB----11-
Roster data compiled by Rich Orr


Modeling Information:

MicroTrains
G29N-G29 gondolaRTR plastic w/ molded grabs-
Sunshine
G29HO12.6G29 46' Gondola, wood floorresin kit w/ decalsdiscontinued
G29HO12.7G29 Gondola, nailable steel floorresin kit w/ decals-
G29a/bHO12.8G29a/b War Emergency Gondola w/ wood interiorresin kit w/ decals-


Model Photos online:

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

Report MarkClassDescriptionManufacturerScaleModeler
PRR 357928G29G29 GondolaSunshineHOGary Mittner


Photos online:

Report MarkClassDescriptionLocationDatePhotographer
PRR 357854G29builders photo 3/4 view (E12893)-5/3/41PRR photo (B&W)


Photos in print:

ClassPublicationPageCar NoSchemeLocationDateComments
G29?(a/b)PRR Color Guide Vol 155PRR 349403CK-9/51-
G29cPRR Color Guide Vol 146PRR 357531SK1b---


Equipment Diagrams online:

Class(es)tracing #View
G29E-419125-Belevation
G29E-419125-D,Belevation
G29a,G29bE-426445elevation
G29a,G29bE-426445 (DUPLICATE)elevation
G29c,G29dE-428244elevation
G29eE-457307-Aelevation


Plans and diagrams in print:

Applicable ClassesTypePublicationPageDescriptionTracing Number
G29Arrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 145Shadow Key - G29 shown
G29,G29eArrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 158Plain Key - G29 shown
G299eClass DiagramPRR Pass. & Frt. Car Diagrams93
G29a, G29bClass DiagramPRR Pass. & Frt. Car Diagrams92
G29a,GG29b,G29c,G29d,30aArrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 146Shadow Key - G29a, G30a shown
G29c, G29dClass DiagramPRR Pass. & Frt. Car Diagrams92
G29c,G29dArrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 159Plain Key - G29c shown
G29DClass DiagramPennsy Car Plans82


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