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Between July 1898 and January 1904, a total of 20,138 cars of this basic type were constructed by Schoen Pressed Steel Car Co., Pressed Steel Car Co., and American Car & Foundry. Many identical cars were built for many coal companies and were later acquired by the PRR.

The GL series was a twin hopper with nine side stakes. The original GL and GLC cars lacked a top chord; the side sheets were folded over.

GL

The car was produced in brass by Railworks; Westerfield has offered the GL/GLC as a resin kit. 

3251oWesterfield GL/GLC hopper.


GLC

GLc E12810 PRR708845 side

Between April 1923 and 1935, underframe strengthening modifications were made to the GL, resulting in reclassification to GLC. Teichmoeller indicates that this modification is not visible to the viewer.

Cars on the PRR roster (as listed in the Official Railway Equipment Register (ORER)):

Class Car Number AAR Class PRR Oct 44 PRR Oct 48 PRR Apr 52 PRR Oct 53 PRR Oct 58 PRR Oct 63 PRR Apr 68
GLc GLca 144205 152879 HM 3301 3297 3030 2059 83 - -
GLc GLca 200101 219957 HM 2088 2078 1880 1273 41 - -
GLc GLca 250002 250978 HM 186 186 170 106 2 - -
GLc GLca 263001 263650 HM 227 227 210 139 7 1 -
GLc GLca 682622 684400 HM 440 439 406 264 10 - -
GLc GLca 693653 694639 HM 277 277 264 176 11 - -
GLc GLca 697300 697330 HM 5 5 4 4 - - -
GLc GLca 697966 697989 HM 3 3 3 2 - - -
GLc GLca 700267 700270 HM 1 1 1 - - - -
GLc GLca 707938 708868 HM 229 229 218 151 4 - -
GLc GLca 714117 714299 HM 63 62 59 39 2 - -
GLc GLca 714541 715000 HM 125 124 119 78 7 - -
GLc GLca 716235 716368 HM 54 54 49 36 3 - -
GLc GLca 721891 722301 HM 106 106 95 75 7 - -
GLc GLca 724013 724457 HM 5 5 3 2 - - -
GLc GLca 736001 740697 HM 667 664 612 404 11 1 -
GLc GLca 892083 892403 HM 126 124 106 75 6 - -
GLc GLca 894698 895339 HM 248 247 224 146 3 - -
GLc GLca 898519 898815 HM 115 115 105 80 3 - -
GLca 198001 - HM - - 1 1 - - -
GLca 198013 - HM - - 1 1 - - -
GLca 700991 - HM 1 1 1 1 - - -
GLcb 211681 - HM 1 1 1 1 - - -
Roster data compiled by Rich Orr. From prr.railfan.net.

 

Types of trucks used

Class Car Numbers Truck Class Truck Name Qty cars:
GLc     2D-F1 Arch Bar  
GLc     2D-F2 Crown  
GLc     2D-F8 P.R.R.  

Truck data is from PRR documents circa 1940's. Other truck classes may also have been used. From prr.railfan.net.

 

The car was produced in brass by Railworks; Westerfield offers the GL/GLC as a resin kit.


GLCA

PRR 150703 GLCA

Between 1941 and January 1946, cars were fitted with a power hand brake and a structural top chord, resulting in reclassification to GLCA.

Teichmoeller writes "The GLCA is probably the most important class for many modelers of the steam/diesel transition era."

Westerfield and Funaro & Camerlengo offer the GLCA as a resin kit.

8050LargeFunaro & Camerlengo GLCA

2361 61558 full 1Westerfield GLCA hopper.


GLCB

A single car (#211681) was built from a GLC in February 1941 with a 1' higher side. It was retired by September 1953.


GLH

These were 75 Berwind-White Coal Co. GLc-equivalents purchased from Berwind in 1950.

The GLH was removed from service in December 1959.