PRR Class G35 gondolas

General information:

The G35s were the same externally as the welded drop-end G31a's and b's, but had a different underframe.

Some stats:

Built1952-1953 (Altoona)
Capcy box1,745
Capcy heap405
Sillfish belly
I.L.52' 6"
I.W.9' 6"
I.H3' 6"
Truck center43' 8"
length over strikers54' 8"
coupled length57' 2"
height7' 2-1/16"
width extreme10' 7-1/4"

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
G35377450379349GB GBS--NEW1900189918981831
Roster data compiled by Rich Orr

Modeling Information:

Modeling G31 Series (G31, G31a through G31m?) and G35 Gondolas by Elden Gatwood

Construction Photos:

I purchased a set of original PRR builders photos showing the showing the G35 in various stages of construction at Altoona:
E19532, E19533, E19534, E19535, E19536, E19537, E19538, E19539, E19540

Photos online:

Report MarkClassDescriptionLocationDatePhotographer
PRR 377450G35Builders Photo, view of side (E19541)Altoona, PA-PRR Photo (B&W), collection of Rob Schoenberg
PRR 377450G35Builders Photo, 3/4 view (E19543)Altoona, PA-PRR Photo (B&W), collection of Rob Schoenberg

Photos in print:

ClassPublicationPageCar NoSchemeLocationDateComments
G35PC Color Guide76PC 518281PCSan Luis Obispo, CA4/25/80nee PRR 378086
G35PRR Color Guide Vol 281PRR 378235SK1b---
G35PRR Color Guide Vol 282PRR 377556PK---

Equipment Diagrams online:

Class(es)tracing #View

Plans and diagrams in print:

Applicable ClassesTypePublicationPageDescriptionTracing Number
G31,G31a,G31b,G31c,G31d,G31e,G31f,G35Arrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 160Plain Key - G31a shown
G31,G31a,G31b,G31d,G32,G32a,G34,G35Arrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 147Shadow Key - G31, G32 shown

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