PRR Class G38 gondolas


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Some stats:

ClassG38
Diagram?yes
Qty Built1,000
Built1960 (Sam Rea)
Capcy140,000
Weight43,500
Capcy box1,048
Capcy heap62
Sidessteel
Floorsteel
Endsfixed
Sillstraight
Underframestraight
I.L.22' 0"
I.W.9' 0"
I.H5' 8-5/16"
Truck center15' 0"
length over strikers25' 0"
coupled length27' 6"
panels8
height9' 2-3/4"
width extreme9' 10-1/2"


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
G381500015999GT-----998982
G38367300367399GT----NEWGONE-
G38a1510615387GT-----22
G38b1500015999GT------9
Roster data compiled by Rich Orr


Photos online:

Report MarkClassDescriptionLocationDatePhotographer
PRR 15495G38topside viewbridge 1-George Elwood


Photos in print:

ClassPublicationPageCar NoSchemeLocationDateComments
G38Pennsy Power 3405PRR 15017----
G38PRR Color Guide Vol 151PRR 15088SK2a-2/73-
G38PRR Color Guide Vol 151PRR 15368SK2a-6/72-
G38PRR Color Guide Vol 285PRR 15886SK2a---
G38PRR Color Guide Vol 385PRR 15886SK2Dupont, PA2/13/1973-
G38bPC Color Guide74PC 500005PCReading, PA4/19/89nee PRR 15005


Equipment Diagrams online:

Class(es)tracing #View
G38E-460965elevation


Plans and diagrams in print:

Applicable ClassesTypePublicationPageDescriptionTracing Number
G38,G38aArrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 162Plain Key - G38 shown
G38,G39,G39aPlanRail Model Craftsman-12/6747


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