PRR Class GL gondolas


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Some stats:

ClassGLGLaGLbGLcGLcGLcaGLcbGLdGLeGLfGLgGLh
Diagram?yesyesyesyesyesyesnoyesyesyesyesyes
ModelWesterfieldWesterfield
Commentsself clearingself clearingself clearingself clearing - old style hopperself clearing - wine door locksself clearingself clearingcoveredself clearingself clearingself clearing
Capcy100,000100,000100,000100,000100,000100,000100,000100,000100,000100,000100,000
Weight40,00039,00038,70040,00040,00040,10038,70041,60037,10039,00040,600
Capcy box1,6721,6831,6861,6721,7041,7041,8801,5641,9731,6831,672
Capcy heap225217212225225225215-217217250
Sidessteelsteelsteelsteelsteelsteelsteelsteelsteelsteelsteel
Floorhopperhopperhopperhopperhopperhopperhopperhopperhopperhopperhopper
Endsfixedfixedfixedfixedfixedfixedfixedfixedfixedfixedfixed
Sillfish bellystraightstraightfish bellyfish bellyfish bellystraightstraightstraightstraightfish belly
Underframehopper bottomhopper bottomhopper bottomhopper bottomhopper bottomhopper bottomhopper bottomhopper bottomhopper bottomhopper bottomhopper bottom
I.L.31' 6-1/4"30' 5"30' 0"31' 6-1/4"31' 6-1/4"31' 6-1/4"30' 6"26' 1-1/4"30' 5"30' 5"31' 6-1/4"
I.W.9' 6"9' 6"9' 5-5/8"9' 6"9' 6"9' 6"9' 5-1/2"9' 5-5/8"9' 6"9' 6"9' 6"
I.H-----------
Truck center23' 3"22' 3"21- 9"23' 3"23' 3"23' 3"21' 11"21' 9"22' 3"22' 3"23' 3"
length over strikers33' 0"32' 3"31- 6"33' 0"33' 0"33' 3"31' 11"31' 6"32' 3"32' 3"33' 3"
coupled length35' 5"34' 9"33' 4"35' 5"35' 5"35' 9"34' 5"34' 0"34' 2"34' 9"35' 9"
panels108101010108108810
height10' 0"10' 0"10' 0"10' 0"10' 0"10' 0"10' 8"10' 10-1/4"10' 8"10' 0"10' 0-1/4"
width extreme10' 1-1/2"10' 1-3/8"10' 0-1/8"10' 1-1/2"10' 1-1/2"10' 1-1/4"10' 3-3/8"10' 0-7/8"10' 1-3/8"10' 1-3/8"10' 1-1/4"
source


Types of trucks used

ClassCarNumbersTruck ClassTruck NameQty cars:
GLa  2D-F1Arch Bar  
GLa  2D-F2Crown  
GLa  2D-F8P.R.R.  
GLb  2D-F1Arch Bar  
GLb  2D-F2Crown  
GLb  2D-F8P.R.R.  
GLc  2D-F1Arch Bar  
GLc  2D-F2Crown  
GLc  2D-F8P.R.R.  
GLd  2D-F3U.S.R.A  
GLd  2D-F3aU.S.R.A  
GLe  2D-F8P.R.R.  
GLf  2D-F8P.R.R.  
GLg  2D-F8P.R.R.  
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
GLa139826140781HM80580480380065530-
GLa153923169299HM120891206812050120469958459209
GLa198079200100HM241241241241195--
GLa200101219957HM785785786786665461
GLa250000250978HM46846646846839023-
GLa252659253247HM559558557556447172
GLa263239-HM11111--
GLa263651263852HM167167167167139101
GLa265000265210HM1921911911911497-
GLa675001675796HM307307307306248162
GLa685003685545HM29829729628524216-
GLa695001695328HM1241241241241013-
GLa697332697928HM17517417317315013-
GLa698002698268HM9595959483--
GLa699934700086HM137136136136121--
GLa701001706399HM3377337333663364279813612
GLa709002709294HM1781771771761463-
GLa713936714023HM79797878674-
GLa715002715446HM27027026926921511-
GLa723003723025HM101010108--
GLa723404723463HM1919191916--
GLa723902724011HM4444444436--
GLa724481724504HM2222222215--
GLa724769727099HM624623623623511211
GLa727452729780HM924924923923756381
GLa748118749998HM942937936934773362
GLa891589891733HM13613613613610341
GLa892578893920HM1180117911751174968463
GLa896819898298HM13001298129612961063684
GLb682392682621HM-------
GLb693553693652HM-------
GLb697929697968HM-------
GLb700926700990HM-------
GLb707803707937HM-------
GLb714476714540HM-------
GLb721826721890HM-------
GLc GLca144205152879HM330132973030205983--
GLc GLca200101219957HM208820781880127341--
GLc GLca250002250978HM1861861701062--
GLc GLca263001263650HM22722721013971-
GLc GLca682622684400HM44043940626410--
GLc GLca693653694639HM27727726417611--
GLc GLca697300697330HM5544---
GLc GLca697966697989HM3332---
GLc GLca700267700270HM111----
GLc GLca707938708868HM2292292181514--
GLc GLca714117714299HM636259392--
GLc GLca714541715000HM125124119787--
GLc GLca716235716368HM545449363--
GLc GLca721891722301HM10610695757--
GLc GLca724013724457HM5532---
GLc GLca736001740697HM667664612404111-
GLc GLca892083892403HM126124106756--
GLc GLca894698895339HM2482472241463--
GLc GLca898519898815HM115115105803--
GLca198001-HM--11---
GLca198013-HM--11---
GLca700991-HM1111---
GLcb211681-HM1111---
GLd220000220299HM297296109343--
GLe253248253497LO2502492482193721
GLf250000-HM11-----
GLg GLa251000251249HM25025024924417411-
GLh198002198075HM--67437--
Roster data compiled by Rich Orr


Modeling Information:

Accurail
GLdHO2506USRA 55-ton hoppers, Pennsylvania, CK plastic?
GLdHO2537USRA 55-ton hoppers, Pennsylvania, PK Blackplastic?
GLdHO2544USRA 55-ton hoppers, Pennsylvania, SKplastic?
GLdHO2567USRA 55-ton hoppers, Pennsylvania, PK Blackplastic?
GLfHO2810.155-ton Panel Side Twin Hopper, Pennsylvaniaplastic?
Bowser
GLaHO56200GLa - undecoratedplastic kit w/ molded on detail-
GLaHO55903GLa - Circle Keystoneplastic kit w/ molded on detail-
GLaHO55903GLa - Shadow Keystoneplastic kit w/ molded on detail-
GLaHO55903GLa - Plain Keystoneplastic kit w/ molded on detail-
Funaro & Camerlengo
GLcaHO8050PRR GLca Hopper Car ONE PIECE BODY With Decals resin kit w/ decals-
Railworks
GLeHORWL R-1320GLe covered Hopperbrass - rtr-
Westerfield
GLHO2300GL HOPPER CAR ORIG. UNDECORATEDresin kit-
GLHO2301GL HOPPER CAR ORIG. PENNSYLVANIAresin kit w/ decals-
GLHO2350GL/GLC HOPPER UNDECORATEDresin kit-
GLcHO2350GL/GLC HOPPER UNDECORATEDresin kit-
GLHO2351GL/GLC HOPPER PENNSYLVANIAresin kit w/ decals-
GLcHO2351GL/GLC HOPPER PENNSYLVANIAresin kit w/ decals-
GLcaHO2360GLCA HOPPER UNDECORATEDresin kit-
GLcaHO2361GLCA HOPPER PENNSYLVANIAresin kit w/ decals-
GLcaHO2362GLCA HOPPER BERWIND/PRRresin kit w/ decals-
GLaHO5700GLA HOPPER PRE-1911UNDECORATEDresin kit-
GLaHO5701GLA HOPPER PRE-1911 PENNSYLVANIAresin kit w/ decals-
GLaHO5750GLA HOPPER POST-1911 UNDECORATEDresin kit-
GLaHO5751GLA HOPPER POST-1911 PENNSYLVANIAresin kit w/ decals-
GLaHO5761GLA HOPPER CAR, AB BRAKESresin kit w/ decals-
GLaHO5762GLA HOPPER CAR, AB BRAKES, SK DECALSresin kit w/ decals-
GLbHO7410SSC HOPPER CAR, ORIG. PRR GLbresin kit w/ decals-
GLbHO7460SSC HOPPER, MODN, PRR GLb Unibodyresin kit w/ decals-
GLeHO7463PRR GLE COVERED HOPPERresin kit w/ decalsrebuilt from GLb
GleHO7463SSC Covered HopperResin Kit w/ decals-


Photos online:

Report MarkClassDescriptionLocationDatePhotographer
PRR 33164GLrestored (outside)Strasburg, Pa.?A. V. Aylward (from George Elwood's site)
PRR 33164GLbuilders photo (E11887)-11/16/39PRR photo (B&W)
PRR 33164GLrestored (inside)Strasburg, Pa.?Rob Schoenberg
PRR 167514GLabuilders photo--Pennsylvania Railroad
PRR 150703GLcabuilders photo--Pennsylvania Railroad
PRR 250000GLfBuilders Photo, Side view (E12863)Altoona, PA-PRR Photo (B&W)
PRR 708845GLcRebuilt in kind and AB brakes applied. Builders Photo, Side view (E12810)Altoona, PA2/7/41PRR Photo (B&W), collection of Rob Schoenberg


Photos in print:

ClassPublicationPageCar NoSchemeLocationDateComments
GLPRR Steel Open Hoppers19PRR 33164NKStrasburg, PA5/89In museum
GlaKeystone Vol 23, #124PRR 705805CK-5/56loaded-in train
GLaKeystone Vol 35, #155PRR 675001---3/4 view
GLaKeystone Vol 7, #36PRR 214838CK-1952-
GlaPennsy Power 3406PRR 250730--6/34-
GlaPRR Color Guide Vol 1114PRR 5035BWC-9/76-
GLaPRR Color Guide Vol 276PRR 4226Berwind---
GLaPRR Color Guide Vol 276PRR 4357Berwind---
GLaPRR Steel Open Hoppers13PRR 161295CKAltoona, PA4/3/53Yard scene
GLaPRR Steel Open Hoppers13PRR 893899CKAltoona, PA4/3/53Yard scene
GLaPRR Steel Open Hoppers155PRR 167334CKHarrisburg, PA10/1/46-
GLaPRR Steel Open Hoppers155PRR 715055CKHarrisburg, PA9/12/47-
GLaPRR Steel Open Hoppers24PRR 704574CK---
GLaPRR Steel Open Hoppers24PRR 748601CKThorndale, PA4/51-
GLaPRR Steel Open Hoppers25PRR 250730CKLong Island, NY6/8/34-
GLaPRR Steel Open Hoppers25PRR 892816CK-3/27/52-
GLaPRR Steel Open Hoppers26PRR 892816CK-3/27/53-
GLaPRR Steel Open Hoppers27PRR 164298SK---
GLaPRR Steel Open Hoppers27PRR 713946CKAltoona, PA2/13/37-
GLaPRR Steel Open Hoppers28PRR 155936CK---
GLbKeystone Vol 27, #313Penna Co 700001PL--from 1906 Car ldr's dict
GLbKeystone Vol 27, #315PRR 707822NK-1928-
GLbKeystone Vol 27, #316C&M 77023PL-1906-
GLbKeystone Vol 27, #316E&PRR 714489PL-8/08from 1906 Car ldr's dict
GLbPRR Steel Open Hoppers133PRR 707822NK-1928-
GLbPRR Steel Open Hoppers134E&PRRNKCleveland, OH8/25/08-
GLbPRR Steel Open Hoppers136C&MR 77023NKDenholm, PA1906grainy
GLcCars of the Pennsy51PRR 898694NK-3/26-
GLcKeystone Vol 7, #36PRR 209977CK-1944-
GLcPennsy Power 3406PRR 739134--6/34-
GLcPRR Steel Open Hoppers15PRR 739134NKLong Island, NY6/34-
GLcaPRR Steel Open Hoppers14PRR 263126CKBuffalo, NY10/10/52-
GLcaPRR Steel Open Hoppers154PRR 250220CKHarrisburg, PA9/17/47-
GLcaPRR Steel Open Hoppers18PRR 147596CK---
GLcbPRR Steel Open Hoppers15PRR 211681CKAltoona, PA2/7/41-
GLdPRR Steel Open Hoppers140PRR 220153CK---
GLdPRR Steel Open Hoppers141PRR 220077NKEast Altoona, PA6/19/36-
GLdPRR Steel Open Hoppers142PRR 220098CKEast Altoona, PA6/19/36-
GLdPRR Steel Open Hoppers159PRR 220232CKCamp Hill, PA9/1/46-
GLeKeystone Vol 35, #221PRR 253252CK---
GLeKeystone Vol 35, #221PRR 253426CK---
GLeKeystone Vol 35, #221PRR 253468CK---
GLeKeystone Vol 35, #228PRR 253317CKMt. Union, PA-Lettering nearly illegible
GLfPRR Steel Open Hoppers144PRR 250000CKAltoona, PA4/14/41-
GLfPRR Steel Open Hoppers145PRR 250000CKAltoona, PA4/14/41-


Equipment Diagrams online:

Class(es)tracing #View
GLN-47-Belevation
GL-elevation
GL,GLcE-76838elevation
GLaN-202-Celevation
GLa-elevation
GLaE-77486elevation
GLa,GLgE-442739elevation
GLbN-152-Delevation
GLb42480elevation
GLcaE-426445elevation
GLcaE-426445-Belevation
GLdE-93171elevation
GLeE-97206elevation
GLfE-405854elevation
GLhE-454798-Aelevation


Plans and diagrams in print:

Applicable ClassesTypePublicationPageDescriptionTracing Number
GLa, GLgClass DiagramPRR Pass. & Frt. Car Diagrams83
Gla, GLg,H31Arrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 187Plain Key - H31 shown
GLa,GLd,GLgArrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 177Shadow Key - Gla shown
GLCa,GLHArrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 178Shadow Key - GLCa shown
GLdClass DiagramPennsy Car Plans80
GLeArrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 165Shadow Key - GLe shown
GLeArrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 171Plain key - Gle shown
GLePlanRail Model Craftsman-2/8582Nos.253248-253497
GLfClass DiagramPRR Pass. & Frt. Car Diagrams83
GLhClass DiagramPRR Pass. & Frt. Car Diagrams82


References:

  • RNE 7/78 - Coal Car Equiptment-PRR (PRR)
      Photo, plan, diagram, GLCA, GRA
  • RNE 12/79 - GLC open hopper ()
      Arrangement, Roster, plans, PRR photos
  • RNE 8/80 - PRR GLe hopper (Metzger, Bill)
      Surviving GLe cvd hopper, Mt Union PA, Photos
  • RNE 9/78 - Coal Car Equiptment-PRR (PRR)
      Photo, plan, diagram, GLA, GS
  • RNE 2/77 - PRR Coal Goes to War lettering sketck (PRR)
      lettering arrangement GLA, GLCA
  • KEY 1/86 - Wooden Gondola Cars of the Pennsylvania System (Fischer, Ian)
      GA... history, photos, arrangements, plans, roster


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