PENNSYRR.COM by Jerry Britton

The G25 was a 46'0" gondola built with flat plate steel drop ends and featured Carmer cut levers.

 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
G25 315867 317366 GB 1462 1485 642 420 20 5 -
G25 751330 751829 GB 489 494 217 147 9 - -
G25 775968 776029 GB 61 61 21 15 - - -
G25 810775 810941 GB 161 165 76 50 3 - -
G25 825288 825436 GB 143 148 64 41 - - -
G25 840319 840440 GB 117 121 48 28 - - -
G25a 357002 357100 GB 59 7 1 - - - -
G25b 340120 342599 GB - - 1402 1736 574 3 -
Roster data compiled by Rich Orr. From prr.railfan.net.

 

Types of trucks used

Class Car Numbers Truck Class Truck Name Qty cars:
G25     2E-F2c    
G25a     2E-F3 U.S.R.A  
Truck data is from PRR documents circa 1940's. Other truck classes may also have been used.
From prr.railfan.net.

 

 G25 car 315944 showing load of ship propellers G25 car 316084 taken at westbound repair tracks 
G25 hopper car with national type B truck side frame 34 view  

G25

G25

G25 car 315944 showing load of ship propellers copy

G25 #315944 was modified for "screw service" -- the transport of two ship propellers.

Walthers offers the G25. Westerfield offers the G25 as a resin kit.


G25A

A short lived modification was the addition of wood lining on 100 G25's. Most were returned to G25 by the late 1940s, with one example making it to 1952.

No HO scale models have been produced to date.



G25B

Starting in 1950, 1,737 G25 were modified by having the drop doors welded shut and new vertical brake installed on the end sill.

Walthers offers the G25B. Westerfield offers the G25B as a resin kit.