PRR Class GLC gondolas


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Some stats:

ClassGLcGLcGLcaGLcb
Diagram?yesyesyesno
Commentsself clearing - old style hopperself clearing - wine door locksself clearing
Capcy100,000100,000100,000
Weight40,00040,00040,100
Capcy box1,6721,7041,704
Capcy heap225225225
Sidessteelsteelsteel
Floorhopperhopperhopper
Endsfixedfixedfixed
Sillfish bellyfish bellyfish belly
Underframehopper bottomhopper bottomhopper bottom
I.L.31' 6-1/4"31' 6-1/4"31' 6-1/4"
I.W.9' 6"9' 6"9' 6"
I.H---
Truck center23' 3"23' 3"23' 3"
length over strikers33' 0"33' 0"33' 3"
coupled length35' 5"35' 5"35' 9"
panels101010
height10' 0"10' 0"10' 0"
width extreme10' 1-1/2"10' 1-1/2"10' 1-1/4"
source


Types of trucks used

ClassCarNumbersTruck ClassTruck NameQty cars:
GLc  2D-F1Arch Bar  
GLc  2D-F2Crown  
GLc  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
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---
Roster data compiled by Rich Orr


Modeling Information:

Funaro & Camerlengo
GLcaHO8050PRR GLca Hopper Car ONE PIECE BODY With Decals resin kit w/ decals-
Westerfield
GLcHO2350GL/GLC HOPPER UNDECORATEDresin kit-
GLcHO2351GL/GLC HOPPER PENNSYLVANIAresin kit w/ decals-
GLcaHO2360GLCA HOPPER UNDECORATEDresin kit-
GLcaHO2361GLCA HOPPER PENNSYLVANIAresin kit w/ decals-
GLcaHO2362GLCA HOPPER BERWIND/PRRresin kit w/ decals-


Photos online:

Report MarkClassDescriptionLocationDatePhotographer
PRR 150703GLcabuilders photo--Pennsylvania Railroad
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
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-


Equipment Diagrams online:

Class(es)tracing #View
GL,GLcE-76838elevation
GLcaE-426445elevation
GLcaE-426445-Belevation


Plans and diagrams in print:

Applicable ClassesTypePublicationPageDescriptionTracing Number
GLCa,GLHArrangement of LetteringPRR Compendium Vol 178Shadow Key - GLCa shown


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 2/77 - PRR Coal Goes to War lettering sketck (PRR)
      lettering arrangement GLA, GLCA


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