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GG-1 Cover !-Click here to see the cover of The Pennsylvania Railroad Annual Report from 1960. It shows PRR GG-1 #4909 on The High Line, or The West Philadelphia Elevated Branch, that ran 4.6 miles from Zoo to Brill.
GG-1 !-Click here to see Pennsylvania Railroad GG1 (electric)Locomotive #4800. This Locomotive (motor), the Prototype of the GG-1 class, was built by Baldwin and General Electric in August,1934. This was the only riveted body GG-1, (known as "Old Rivets") of 139 that were built for the PRR. GG-1 #4800 was retired in 1979 by Conrail after running 5 million miles in 45 years of freight and passenger service. Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, 8/10/98.
GG-1 !-Click here for a full side view of Pennsylvania Railroad GG1 (electric)Locomotive #4800. This was the prototype of the GG-1 class, and was the only riveted body GG-1, (known as "Old Rivets") of 139 that were built for the PRR. Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, 8/10/98.
Click here to view PRR (electric) GG1-4859, built by the PRR in Altoona in 1937. The GG-1's, with over 4600 continuous horsepower, could accelerate from a stop to 100 MPH in 64.5 seconds. The GG-1's served longer and ran more miles than any class of locomotive in history. It is on display at the Harrisburg Pa. Amtrak Station, in 11/94.
-Click here to view PRR (electric) GG1-4935, built by the PRR in Altoona in 1943. It is in the new wing of The Railroad Museum Of Pennsylvania,Strasburg Pa. in the summer of 1994.
GG-1 !-Click here for front close look at Pennsylvania Railroad GG-1 #4935. It is on display at The Railroad Museum Of Pennsylvania, Strasburg Penna. 8/10/98.
GG-1 !-Click here for a front view of Pennsylvania Railroad GG-1 #4890, built by the PRR in Altoona in 1941. The GG-1's, with over 4600 continuous horsepower, could accelerate from a stop to 100 MPH in 64.5 seconds. The GG-1's served longer and ran more miles than any class of locomotive in history. GG-1 #4890 was on display at the B&O Railroad Museum, in Baltimore Maryland. September 1985.
GG-1 !-Click here to see Pennsylvania Railroad GG-1 #4890, built by the PRR in Altoona in 1941. This "motor" was on display at the B&O Railroad Museum, in Baltimore Maryland. September 1985.
Westinghouse-GG-1 AD !-Click here to see a 1935 ad called, "Pennsylvania RailRoads Electric Highway." This ad describes the role of Westinghouse in building The Electric Highway from Manhattan to the Nation's Capital. June 29,1935.
GG-1 AD !-Click here to see a 1952 Pennsylvania Railroad Ad called, "How can Railroads afford such luxury" ? It features a PRR GG1 and 18 cars that cost $3,220,000.00 , and were used on the Morning and Afternoon Congressionals. March 17 1952.


PRR GG-1 Facts,
and Figures.

  • Wheel Arrangement
      2-C+C-2
  • Drivers
      57"
  • Weight on Drivers
      300,000 lbs.
  • Horsepower
      4620
  • Overload Horsepower
      9000 (short time)
  • Twin Motors
      6
  • Total Motors
      12
  • HP Per Motor
      385
  • Wt. Per Axle
      50,500 lbs.
  • Con. Speed
      100 MPH
  • Gear Ratio
      24:77
  • Length
      79' 6"
  • Number Built
      139
  • Cost
      $250,000.00
  • Water for Heating
      2,755 gallons
  • Fuel oil for Heating
      390 gallons
  • First Engine In Service
      1935
  • Last Engine Retired
      1983


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