PRR Class G33 gondolas


General information:

  • 65'6" long
  • fish belly sides
  • 19 side stakes
  • welded construction
  • tapered end sills
  • G33 - First 474 cars (#441500-441999) built in 1949
  • G33 - Built by Altoona Works


    Some stats:

    ClassG33G33aG33b
    Diagram?yesyesyes
    Capcy140,000140,000140,000
    Weight62,70063,20064,600
    Capcy box1,7481,7481,748
    Capcy heap416416416
    Sidessteelsteelsteel
    Floorsteelsteelsteel
    Endsdropfixeddrop
    Sillfish bellyfish bellyfish belly
    Underframe???
    I.L.65' 6"65' 6"65' 6"
    I.W.7' 7-1/2"7' 7-1/2"7' 7-1/2"
    I.H3' 6"3' 6"3' 6"
    Truck center56' 9"56' 9"56' 9"
    length over strikers67' 9"67' 9"67' 9"
    coupled length70' 3"70' 3"70' 3"
    panels202020
    height7' 5/16"7' 5/16"7' 5/16"
    width extreme8' 8-7/16" 8' 8-3/4" 8' 8-3/4"


    Types of trucks used

    ClassCarNumbersTruck ClassTruck NameQty cars:
    G334415004419992E-F25National malleable C-1 Type500
    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
    G33441500441999GB--500500500500498
    G33a442000442149GB--250250250250248
    G33b442250442449GB--NEWNEW200200199
    Roster data compiled by Rich Orr


    Photos in print:

    ClassPublicationPageCar NoSchemeLocationDateComments
    G33PC Color Guide81PC 595027PCThorndale, PA5/27/71nee PRR 441619
    G33aPRR Color Guide Vol 383PRR 442215CK---


    Equipment Diagrams online:

    Class(es)tracing #View
    G33E-441430-Celevation
    G33aE-454801-Aelevation
    G33bE-442990-Celevation


    Plans and diagrams in print:

    Applicable ClassesTypePublicationPageDescriptionTracing Number
    G33Class DiagramPRR Pass. & Frt. Car Diagrams93
    G33,G33a,G33bArrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 149Shadow Key - G33a shown



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