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GLa

PRR Class:

GLa

Purpose:

hopper

Built:

1904 through 1911

Total Built:

30,256

Length:

32'3"

Width:

10'1"

Weight:

39,000lbs

Load:

100,000lbs

Color:

Tuscan (freight-car red)

Trucks:

archbar

Because they were such common cars (everyone took them for granted, and they were such utilitarian pieces of equipment), there are no known scaled drawings of the car. Only one car is still in existence somewhere in New York state. Initially they received the K brakes, but all were eventually upgraded to the AB brakes. Nearly all, however, maintained the vertical brake staff.

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