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PRR GS 40 Foot Gondola


History:  GS class 40' gondolas where the first all-steel gondolas on the Pennsylvania Railroad. Introduced around 1902 (lasting until early 1950's), they were built in several different configurations. Our car represents class GSa from 1902 but having cast trucks and other equipment from 1930. Pennsy had more than 32,000 GS, GSa, GSb, GSc, GSd, GSf, GSg, GSh and GSx. Paint and lettering will be various schemes from PRR, StLV&TH (Vandalia), TWV& ORR, E&PRR, GR&I, AVR, PO Coal, Westmoreland, Susquehanna Coal and possibly others.

The history of the Pennsylvania Railroad rolling stock lettering is as follows:
January, 1930 Circle Keystone Lettering was applied.
June, 1954 Shadow Keystone lettering was applied.
July, 1956 Plain Keystone (black car) was applied.
Early 1960's PRR Initials started.

Exploded view drawings   (JPG image)

Ordering:  You can order any quantity. Different road numbers are available indicated by the following keys in the "Description": we have 3 road numbers available if the first letter is a plus sign [+] and we have 12 road numbers if the first letter is an asterisk [*] .

Listing of Available Models and Associated Car Numbers:  The list below identifies the cars and roadnames that are currently available.  Underlined part numbers have pictures available for you to see on-line by clicking on part number.  Please note that each production run of a roadname uses a new series of car numbers.  We do not re-use a previous numbering series for any subsequent production run.  Thus, we only can fill orders for the most current production run and associated numbering series.   Please refer to our list of PRR GS 40 Foot Gondola car numbers that have be used and the current numbers which are available.

Part #DescriptionPrice
1-55900  GS 40 Foot Gondola Undecorated * n.a.
1-55901  +GS 40 Foot Gondola PENNSYLVANIA * n.a.
1-55902  *GS 40 Foot Gondola Circle Keystone * n.a.
1-55903  *GS 40 Foot Gondola SHADOW Keystone * n.a.
1-55904  +GS 40 Foot Gondola PRR ORIGINAL * n.a.
1-55905  *GS 40 Foot Gondola VANDALIA * n.a.
1-55906  *GS 40 Foot Gondola TWV&O PRR * n.a.
1-55907  *GS 40 Foot Gondola E & PRR * n.a.
1-55908  *GS 40 Foot Gondola GR&I * n.a.
1-55909  +GS 40 Foot Gondola AVR PRR * n.a.
1-55910  +GS 40 Foot Gondola PRR ONTARIO COAL * n.a.
1-55911  *GS 40 Foot Gondola WESTMORELAND COAL * n.a.
1-55912  +GS 40 Foot Gondola SUSQUEHANNA COAL * n.a.
1~55913  GS 40 Foot Gondola PRR KEY AFTER 1962 * n.a.
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