Berwind Corporation (also known as Berwind-White Coal Mining Company) is a large privately held American corporation historically involved in the coal industry.
The Company was first formed as a partnership of Edward Julius Berwind, Charles Berwind, and Congressman Allison White and upon White's death became known as Berwind White Company in 1886. The company was one of the largest producers of coal at the turn of the twentieth century and created several towns in West Virginia and Pennsylvania, including Windber, Pennsylvania and Berwind, West Virginia, both of which were named after the company.
|In 1950, 75 GLC-class hopper equivalents, classed as GLH, were purchased by the PRR.|
|In 1964, nearly 1,500 Berwind GLA-class hoppers would be transferred to the PRR. The reporting mark would change from BWCX to BWC.|
1954 Freight Roster
|TM||Tank, 8,000 gallon||101||1|
|HM||Hopper, Steel, 50 ton||1501-1900||GLA||379||
1601-1900 built 1911 by Cambria Steel.
1501-1600 built 1913 by Cambria Steel.
|HM||Hopper, Steel, 50 ton||2001-3000||GL||76||
Built 1902 by Pressed Steel Car Co. Purchased from the PRR sometime after July 1902.
Some 2001-3000 rebuilt 1946 by Berwind shops from old GL bodies and new underframes.
|HM||Hopper, Steel, 50 ton||3351-4980||GLA||1534||
4001-4800 built 1905 by Cambria Steel.
3751-4000 built 1908 by Cambria Steel.
3451-3750 built 1909 by Cambria Steel.
3351-3450 built 1913 by Cambria Steel.
|HM||Hopper, Steel, 50 ton||4875||GL3||1||
Rebuilt 1949 & 1953 by Berwind shops using bodies from GLA hoppers and new underframes.
|HM||Hopper, Steel, 50 ton||4981-5000||GL||1||
Built as class GL, 1981-2000, renumbered in 1914. Believed built in 1902 by Pressed Steel Car Co.
Some 4981-5000 rebuilt 1949 & 1951 by Berwind shops from old GL bodies and new underframes.
|HM||Hopper, Steel, 50 ton||5000-5160||BW1||160||Built 1940-41 by Berwind shops.|
|HM||Hopper, Steel, 50 ton||5161-5190||GL3||30||Rebuilt 1949 & 1953 by Berwind shops using bodies from GLA hoppers and new underframes. Car numbers 5161-5190 were lettered as "built 12/53."|
Hopper -- Bowser offers a class GLA Berwind hopper. Part numbers change as new runs are produced. They have offered both kit and ready-to-run.
Hopper -- Funaro & Camerlengo offer a class BW-1 Berwind hopper, kit #6740.
Hopper -- Westerfield Models offers the original GL, kit #2302, the GLA, kit #5752, the GLC, kit #2352, and the GLCA, kit #2362.
Decals -- Mount Vernon Shops offers Berwind decals.
Burg, Richard, "When Empty Return to Windber P.R.R.", The Keystone, Vol. 19, No. 3, Autumn 1986. The Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society.
Berwind Corporation - Official web site.