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.
Types of trucks used
|Class||Car||Numbers||Truck Class||Truck Name||Qty cars:|
|G22b||2F-F3||Dual Trucks Span Bolster|
|Truck data is from PRR documents circa 1940's. Other truck classes may also have been used.
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||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|
|Roster data compiled by Rich Orr. From prr.railfan.net.|
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.
Funaro & Camerlengo and Westerfield offer the G22 as a resin kit.
Funaro & Camerlengo G22 Gondola
The G22A featured drop ends, but most were quickly converted to G22.
Westerfield offers the G22A as a resin kit.
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.
Westerfield offers the G22B as a resin kit.
Beginning in 1958, 20 G22 were rebuilt with high sides and dedicated to scrap service.
No models of this subclass have been produced.