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:

ClassG35
Diagram?yes
Built1952-1953 (Altoona)
Capcy140,000
Weight57,200
Capcy box1,745
Capcy heap405
Sidessteel
Floorwood
Endsdrop
Sillfish belly
Underframe?
I.L.52' 6"
I.W.9' 6"
I.H3' 6"
Truck center43' 8"
length over strikers54' 8"
coupled length57' 2"
panels14
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
G35E-442990-Belevation


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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