Re: This gondola appears to be a PRR class GS (or subclass) dated 1923


Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi Ken and List Members,
 
Good eyes, I totally missed that! P&R 26220 is a somewhat unique gon! Part of series 26001-27499, it is a super-short 34ft IL 100000lb gondola. A total of 1491 cars in 12-1930
 
Photos of this car series are very rare - you would think since there were 1500 of these built that they would show up in photos sometimes, but the reality is they are rarely seen. And nearly all (1491 cars) were still around at the end of 1930. I'm gonna guess that by the early 1930s there may not have been much use for these short gons, and the depression might have sent them to the scrapyard pretty quickly
 
Railroading would have to wait a number of years before short gons came back into style, serving as carriers of steel coil
 
Claus Schlund
 

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From: akerboomk
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] This gondola appears to be a PRR class GS (or subclass) dated 1923

Note also P&R 26220(?) over on the left


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