PRR Class GR gondolas


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Some stats:

ClassGRGRaGRb
Diagram?yesyesyes
ModelFunaro & CamerlengoWesterfield-
Comments-only 1
Qty Built13,00014,1131
Built1902-?1907-1916 (ACF, PSC, CSC, SSC &others)
Capcy100,000100,000100,000
Weight44,00047,90053,200
Capcy box8318971,020
Capcy heap246266303
Sidescompositecompositecomposite
Floorwoodwood?
Endsfixedfixedfixed
Sillfish bellyfish bellyfish belly
Underframefish bellyfish bellyfish belly
I.L.36' 6-1/2"40' 6-1/2"46' 0-1/4"
I.W.8' 9-1/4"8' 9-1/4"8' 9-1/4"
I.H2' 6-5/16"2' 6-5/16"2' 6-5/16"
Truck center30' 0"33' 0"38' 6"
length over strikers40' 0"43' 0"48' 6"
coupled length42' 6"45' 6"50' 5"
panels131313
height6' 4-11/16"6' 4-11/16"
width extreme10' 0-7/8"


Types of trucks used

ClassCarNumbersTruck ClassTruck NameQty cars:
GR  2D-F1Arch Bar  
GR  2D-F2Crown  
GR  2D-F8P.R.R.  
GRa  2D-F1Arch Bar  
GRa  2D-F2Crown  
GRa  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
GR274831279853GB259517531093118--
GR279873287590GB38502568163561810-
GR338456338563GB654551---
GR350001350717GB3572488411-
GR359854360305GB281189193---
GR370001370031GB21141----
GR380001380148GB74531----
GR390004390050GB1310109----
GR823186823780GB2581689411-
GR856501857896GB6264102931--
GRa270069-GB11-----
GRa334088338000GB36883659116985991142
GRa355084357000GB180817965273832221
GRa367705368300GB564561195142111-
GRa370500370562GB595726183--
GRa383757385000GB11751163365270214-
GRa390051390150GB9898362121-
GRa769754771133GB4944871328841-
GRa792473793373GB428424123878--
GRa799456799549GB929027172--
GRa806955807584GB59859315510891-
GRa822279823155GB562556179128101-
GRa839113839267GB14414234262--
GRa852501854245GB11291121336244191-
GRa857901859811GB18331821470346173-
GRa863001863674GB63663217112624--
GRa880101880153GB4947641--
Roster data compiled by Rich Orr


Modeling Information:

Funaro & Camerlengo
GRHO5000PRR ˘GR÷ Composite Gondola Kit Contains 2 Cars resin kit w/ decals-
Westerfield
GRaHO4500 GRA GONDOLA POST-1911 UNDECORATEDresin kit-
GRaHO4501 GRA GONDOLA PRE-1911 PENNSYLVANIAresin kit w/ decals-
GRaHO4502 GRA GONDOLA POST-1911 PENNSYLVANIAresin kit w/ decals-
GRaHO4550 GRA GONDOLA MODN. UNDECORATEDresin kit-
GRaHO4551 GRA GONDOLA MODN. PENNSYLVANIAresin kit w/ decals-
GRaHO4552 GRA GONDOLA W/O STK . PKTS. PRRresin kit w/ decals-
GRaHO4553 GRA W/O STAKE POCKETS, MOWresin kit w/ decals-
Ye Old Huff 'n Puff
GRaHO15540' Gondola, PRRwood/metal-


Photos online:

Report MarkClassDescriptionLocationDatePhotographer
PL 822505GRa---PRR Photo (B&W) from the 1919 CBD
PRR 491548GRaMOW with crawler craneEnola Yard, Enola, Pa5/10/76Ed Martin (Kodachrome 64)
PRR 859010GRabuilders photo--Pennsylvania Railroad
PRR 356720GRA---PRR Photo (B&W) from Modern Cars & Locos 1926


Photos in print:

ClassPublicationPageCar NoSchemeLocationDateComments
GRCars of the Pennsy60PRR 286568NK---
GR?PRR Color Guide Vol 1122PRR 494886--11/69-
GraCFC vol 635PRR 356090--4/63pipe load
GRaKeystone Vol 7, #36PRR 859010CK-1939-
GraPennsy Power 3404PRR 356720--6/26-
GraPRR Color Guide Vol 1108PRR 491496CK-mow-8/73Crawler Crane 85232
GraPRR Color Guide Vol 1109PRR 494244SK2b-mow-10/73-
GRaPRR Color Guide Vol 2114PRR 491038----
GRaPRR Color Guide Vol 2116PRR 494259----


Equipment Diagrams online:

Class(es)tracing #View
GRN-48-Celevation
GR-elevation
GRE-98480-Belevation
GRaN-279-Belevation
GRa-elevation
GRaE-77486elevation
GRaE-442739-B,Aelevation
GRb66490elevation
GRc60814elevation


Plans and diagrams in print:

Applicable ClassesTypePublicationPageDescriptionTracing Number
GRClass DiagramPennsy Car Plans82

GRClass DiagramPRR Pass. & Frt. Car Diagrams91

GRPlanModel Railroader-1/4826#274836
GR,GRAPlanMainline Modeler-2/90

GR,GRAPlanMainline Modeler-3/90

GRAPlanModel Railroader-1/48No. 274836


References:

  • RNE 7/78 - Coal Car Equiptment-PRR (PRR)
      Photo, plan, diagram, GLCA, GRA


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