This set was produced to introduce an more comprehensive set for these classes.
The GLd was the class assigned to the twin hoppers assigned to the PRR from the USRA. Although originally supposed to receive over 4,500 cars negotiations by the PRR resulted in only 300 with funding for the additional cars being diverted to the PRR’s own H25 building program. These 300 cars built in the summer of 1919 were assigned to the Long Island Railroad, with them being transferred to the PRR in 1929. Even as a minority class of cars on the PRR their numbers were greatly diminished following heavy use in WW2 with only 34 left in 1954 and 4 by 1958. All were gone by 1960. The GLd class exclusively used series 220000-220299.
This set has enough data to do 3 cars total. Scale Codes for Enola (P50), Altoona (P57), Pitcairn (P203), Scully (P251), Fort Wayne, IN (P440), and Columbus, OH (P628) have been included with multiple dates ranging from 1929 through to the late 1950’s.
The GLd class, USRA twin hopper has been produced in many forms with the more accurate versions done by Accurail and Tichy.
For references in regard to the PRR's GLd Class Open Hopper Car fleet please consult Pennsylvania Railroad Steel Open Hopper Cars, by John Teichmoeller and Volumes 1-3 of the PRR Color Guide.