PENNSYRR.COM by Jerry Britton

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The G22 was a 46'-0" 70-ton gondola built with fixed ends and bottom doors.  The cars featured extended sills which projected out over the couplers and 70-ton trucks. Rebuilds with a solid floor occured from 1920-1940. Some of the cars were used in LCL container service, configured to hold HB (hopper bottom) containers; and some others with coke racks.

 

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
G22 315101 315866 GB HE LG 723 716 708 700 402 45 14
G22 352000 352831 GB GBS LG HE 769 757 751 746 390 29 10
G22 360501 362383 GB GBS LG HE 1458 1845 1830 1805 1008 111 25
G22 370301 370369 GB GBS LG 60 59 59 59 31 5 1
G22 382001 383091 GB LG 423 772 961 964 504 69 20
G22 750529 750912 GB GBS LG 352 344 343 341 187 20 7
G22 775197 775474 GB GBS LG 258 253 252 248 138 14 3
G22 801001 801345 GB GBS LG 318 318 318 313 172 17 8
G22 810282 810459 GB GBS LG HE 167 166 166 162 83 10 -
G22 825066 825172 GB LG HE 98 97 96 94 50 9 3
G22 840003 840158 GB HE LG 151 149 147 145 81 14 3
G22 864001 864025 GB LG 48 51 51 51 25 7 1
G22a 750913 751042 GB 61 19 4 2 - - -
G22a 775475 775751 GB 112 11 2 1 - - -
G22a 810460 810749 GB 162 54 4 4 1 - -
G22a 825173 825287 GB 63 17 2 1 - - -
G22a 840162 840318 GB 85 28 6 3 - - -
G22a 870001 870849 GB 419 118 17 12 3 - -
G22a 880155 880453 GB 144 43 6 3 - - -
G22b 353000 353460 GB LG 258 292 372 426 424 437 226
G22c 315101 315866 GBS - - - - 1 2 -
G22c 352000 352831 GBS - - - - 2 3 2
G22c 360501 362383 GBS - - - - 6 6 5
G22c 382001 383091 GBS - - - - 5 5 2
G22c 750529 750912 GBS - - - - 1 2 1
G22c 840003 840158 GBS - - - - 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:
G22     2E-F2 Crown  
G22     2E-F2 Crown  
G22a     2E-F2 Crown  
G22a     2E-F2 Crown  
G22b     2F-F2    
G22b     2F-F3 Dual Trucks Span Bolster  
G22b     2F-F4    
Truck data is from PRR documents circa 1940's. Other truck classes may also have been used. From prr.railfan.net.

 


The G22

PRR 7754700 G22 34view

Delivered beginning in 1915, the G22's were part of Pennsy's second fleet design of the twentieth century - an all steel fleet. The 46' long gons were delivered in two designs: the G22 with four clamshell bottom doors and fixed ends and the G22a with tight floor and drop ends. Of the 6,150 cars, 67% were G22's and 33% G22a's. All were lettered for Lines East and West except for 50 assigned to Vandalia Line. Beginning in 1926 most cars had their bottom doors removed, although some with bottom doors lasted into the 1950's.  G22's ran into the Conrail era in MOW service. 

G22 gondola car 35355 side view G22 gondola car 352091 loaded with HB1 containers

 

Rapido offers the G22; Funaro & Camerlengo and Westerfield offer the G22 as a resin kit.

8351thumbFunaro & Camerlengo G22 Gondola

 

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Rapido G22/G22B Announcement

 


The G22A

G22A 810561 side

The G22A featured drop ends, but most were quickly converted to G22.

Westerfield offers the G22A as a resin kit.


The G22B

G22B Cement container car 353207 34 view loaded

The G22B rebuilds, starting in June 1930, featured 100-ton trucks and were equipped to carry up to 12 bulk containers, including the Pennsy HB-1A or the Youngstown HB-4.

The HB-1 container was weatherproof and featured hatches, for bulk cement service. The HB-2 containers were non-weatherproof and were intended for bulk mineral service such as crushed stone and coke.

Rapido offers the G22; Westerfield offers the G22B as a resin kit.

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Rapido G22/G22B Announcement

 


The G22C

Beginning in 1958, 20 G22 were rebuilt with high sides and dedicated to scrap service.

No models of this subclass have been produced.