PENNSYRR.COM by Jerry Britton

The G34 were of riveted construction at a time when most cars were welded. The 46'-0" interior length cars had a 70-ton capacity, straight sides, a flat bottom and fixed ends. The sides featured 11 pressed side stakes and a straight center sill. The G34 were built and leased from Bethlehem Steel starting in October 1950.


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

ClassCarNumberAAR ClassPRR Oct 44PRR Oct 48PRR Apr 52PRR Oct 53PRR Oct 58PRR Oct 63PRR Apr 68
G34 610000 611999 GB - - 2000 2000 1998 1993 1622
G34a 610000 611999 GB - - - - - - 200
Roster data compiled by Rich Orr. From



No HO scale models of the G34 have been produced to date.


Nearly 700 G34 were upgraded to G34A starting in June 1966. The sides and ends were replaced with fixed horizontal corrugated panels. The capacity increased to 76-tons.

No HO scale models of the G34A have been produced to date.