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The G30 were 52'-6" 70-ton gondolas that were built not only for the Pennsy, but also for the N&W, NYC, CNJ, and ATSF. They had drop ends and were of composite design with wood floors and sides. New to the G22, however, were sleeves on the sides to allow replacement of the wood with steel after the war. The first cars went into service in April 1943.

 The G30 was fitted with lever (pump) handbrakes -- 785 of the Klasing type and the remainder Equipco. The G30 came with 2E-F19 "Barrett Whitehead" trucks, with 85 cars receiving 2E-F21 "National B-1". A few came with 2E-F17 "National" trucks.

Types of trucks used

ClassCarNumbersTruck ClassTruck NameQty cars:
G30 362384 362407 2E-F17 National Malleable 24
G30 362408 362410 2E-F21 National Type B-1 3
G30 362411   2E-F17 National Malleable 1
G30 362412   2E-F19 Barrett-Whitehead 1
G30 362413   2E-F17 National Malleable 1
G30 362414 362415 2E-F19 Barrett-Whitehead 2
G30 362416 362429 2E-F17 National Malleable 14
G30 362430   2E-F19 Barrett-Whitehead 1
G30 362431 362471 2E-F17 National Malleable 41
G30 362472   2E-F19 Barrett-Whitehead 1
G30 362473 362482 2E-F17 National Malleable 10
G30 362483   2E-F19 Barrett-Whitehead 1
G30 362484 362486 2E-F17 National Malleable 3
G30 362487   2E-F19 Barrett-Whitehead 1
G30 362488 362498 2E-F17 National Malleable 11
G30 362499 362501 2E-F19 Barrett-Whitehead 3
G30 362502 362522 2E-F17 National Malleable 21
G30 362523 362525 2E-F19 Barrett-Whitehead 3
G30 362526 362559 2E-F17 National Malleable 34
G30 362560 362562 2E-F19 Barrett-Whitehead 3
G30 362563 362597 2E-F17 National Malleable 35
G30 362598 362658 2E-F19 Barrett-Whitehead 61
G30 362659 362664 2E-F17 National Malleable 6
G30 362665 362673 2E-F19 Barrett-Whitehead 9
G30 362674 362676 2E-F17 National Malleable 3
G30 362677 363093 2E-F19 Barrett-Whitehead 417
G30 363094 363120 2E-F17 National Malleable 27
G30 363121 363204 2E-F19 Barrett-Whitehead 84
G30 363205 363226 2E-F21 National Type B-1 22
G30 363227 363228 2E-F19 Barrett-Whitehead 2
G30 363229 363254 2E-F21 National Type B-1 26
G30 363255 363258 2E-F19 Barrett-Whitehead 4
G30 363259 363282 2E-F21 National Type B-1 24
G30 363283   2E-F17 National Malleable 1
G30 363284 363286 2E-F21 National Type B-1 3
G30 363287 363289 2E-F19 Barrett-Whitehead 3
G30 363290   2E-F21 National Type B-1 1
G30 363291 363292 2E-F17 National Malleable 2
G30 363293 363296 2E-F19 Barrett-Whitehead 4
G30 363297 363309 2E-F17 National Malleable 13
G30 363310 363313 2E-F21 National Type B-1 4
G30 363314 363344 2E-F17 National Malleable 31
G30 363345 363346 2E-F21 National Type B-1 2
G30 363347 363383 2E-F17 National Malleable 37
G30     2E-F17 National Malleable  
G30     2E-F19 Barrett-Whitehead  
G30     2E-F21 National Type B-1   
Truck data is from PRR documents circa 1940's. Other truck classes may also have been used.
From prr.railfan.net.

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
G30 362384 363383 GB 1000 1000 336 265 78 77 2
G30a 362384 363383 GB - - 662 732 918 911 13
Roster data compiled by Rich Orr. From prr.railfan.net.

The G30

Tichy offers the G30 as a plastic kit. Funaro and Camerlengo offers the G30 as a resin kit. Sunshine Models offered the G30 as a resin kit (out of business).

The G30A

The G30A were G30 with the wooden sides and ends were replaced with steel after the war. The modifications started in December 1949 and were considered complete by March 1958, though not all G30 were converted.

Funaro & Camerlengo offers the G30A as a resin kit.

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Funaro & Camerlengo G30A Gondola