PRR Class G32 gondolas


General information:

  • 46' long
  • straight sides
  • 11 side stakes
  • welded construction
  • no end sills
  • Built by Altoona Works
  • First 100 G32 cars (370600-370699) built in 1949


    Some stats:

    ClassG32G32aG32bG32c
    Diagram?yesyesyesyes
    Qty Built600
    Built1,9531966 (rebuilt from G32a)1966 (rebuilt from G32a)
    Capcy140,000140,000154,000154,000
    Weight48,60049,70050,80050,800
    Capcy box1,7601,7601,7761,776
    Capcy heap370369369369
    Sidessteelsteelsteel corrugated horizsteel corrugated vert
    Floorsteelsteelsteelsteel
    Endsfixedfixedfixedfixed
    Sillstraightstraightstraightstraight
    Underframestraightstraightstraightstraight
    I.L.46' 0"46' 0"46' 0"46' 0"
    I.W.9' 7-7/8"9' 7-7/8"9' 7-7/8"9' 7-7/8"
    I.H3' 8-11/16"3' 8-11/16"4' 0"4' 0"
    Truck center36' 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"
    coupled length50' 1-1/2"50' 1-1/2"50' 1-1/2"50' 1-1/2"
    panels12121212
    height7' 5-1/4"7' 5-1/4"7' 5-11/16"7' 5-11/16"
    width extreme10' 5" 10' 5-3/8" 9' 7-1/2" 9' 7-1/2"


    Types of trucks used

    ClassCarNumbersTruck ClassTruck NameQty cars:
    G323706003706992E-F26 100
    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
    G32370600371199GB--60060059859771
    G32a317400318899GB--NEW72314991497786
    G32b317400318899GB------593
    G32c317400318899GB------105
    Roster data compiled by Rich Orr


    Modeling Information:

    Overland
    G32cHOOMI 1381G32c Gondolabrass - rtr-


    Photos in print:

    ClassPublicationPageCar NoSchemeLocationDateComments
    G32bPC Color Guide77PC 544212PCCoatsville, PA2/25/73nee PRR 31????
    G32cPC Color Guide77PC 543882PCRock Jct, NH6/10/72nee PRR 31????
    G32cPRR Color Guide Vol 148PRR 318755PK-9/66-
    G32cPRR Color Guide Vol 149PRR 318726PK-4/70-
    G32cPRR Color Guide Vol 280PRR 318436PK---
    G32cPRR Color Guide Vol 382PRR 318122PK---


    Equipment Diagrams online:

    Class(es)tracing #View
    G32E-441430-Belevation
    G32aE-454801-Aelevation
    G32b,G32cE-463516elevation


    Plans and diagrams in print:

    Applicable ClassesTypePublicationPageDescriptionTracing Number
    G31,G31a,G31b,G31d,G32,G32a,G34,G35Arrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 147Shadow Key - G31, G32 shown
    G32,G32a,G34Arrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 153Shadow Key w/ report marks - G32 shown
    G32cPlanRail Model Craftsman-2/8384



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