[Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Photo: PRR Gondola 377243 G31E (1956)

Gatwood, Elden J SAD



This photo was taken while PRR was in the midst of a big conversion of G31E from general service gons to dedicated “skid & cover” cars for coiled steel shipment.


This is one of a large group converted in 1956 in PRR shops, for use in the steel industry.  Steel manufacturers were clamoring for these cars, and PRR was converting as fast as they could.


The “tell” on what group is the wire bale lifting arrangement and lack of racking diagonals on the covers.


Elden Gatwood



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Photo: PRR Gondola 377243 G31E (1956)

A photo from the Hagley Digital Archives:


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Coiled steel covers.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA