Thank you for buying this decal sheet. This set was produced to introduce a more comprehensive set for these classes, which hadn't been done by previous manufacturers.
The G25 was another gondola authorized and designed car by the USRA and provided to the PRR starting in May 1919. A total of 2500 cars were eventually provided to the PRR. A G25A subclass was created in 1939 by lining 100 cars with a wood interior. In 1950 over 1700 cars were modified into class G25B by having their drop-bottom doors welded shut and a new brake assembly applied. Not many were left on the roster by the 1960’s.
This sheet has enough data to do 4 cars. There are six different reweigh/repack dates cover locations system wide and multiple re-weigh dates ranging from the mid-1930’s through to the late 1950’s.
The G25 Gondola has been produced in plastic by Walthers and as a resin kit by Westerfield.
For painting instructions any of these gondolas in the Circle Keystone Monogram scheme (pre-1954), the entire car including underbody and trucks is to be painted in Freight Car Color.
For references in regard to the PRR's Gondola
fleet please consult Pennsylvania Railroad Gondolas, Revenue & Work Equipment, 1869 to 1968 by Al Buchan and Elden Gatwood, and The Keystone, Vol 8 No. 2 both published by the PRRT&HS. and Volumes 1-3 of the PRR Color Guide.
Sample proof is shown in black for clarity. Actual lettering is white.