Operating Era: 1907-1965. Pennsylvania RR. A stretched version of the GR gon, the GRA was initiated by the PRR in 1907. By the time deliveries were
completed in 1916, over 14,000 GRA`s ran the rails. Of these, about 1/3 were delivered without
safety appliances and ran contemporaneously with safety appliance cars for over a decade.
During the 1940`s all GRA`s received AB brakes and end-of-side stiffeners. These were steel
plates riveted between the first and second side stakes at the ends. Many car had their stake
pockets removed. Cars lasted to the PC era.
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