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Railroad Museum Of Pennsylvania
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Posted By: KiloHotelphoto, 04-13-2017, 11:17 AM

Made a quick stop in a train museum today and tried out the little plastic fantastic on the K1.

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04-13-2017, 11:20 AM - 1 Like   #2
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The third one has an interesting design.
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The third one has an interesting design.
That's the legendary GG1 electric locomotive, with body styling by Donald Dohner and Raymond Loewy. In particular, that's PRR 4800, "Old RIvets", the prototype GG1 which had riveted body panels instead of welded, and served from 1934 to 1979!

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When I first saw it the first thing I thought of was the train in the first Captain America movie. It's been a while since I've seen the movie so it may not look anything like it but that's what popped in my head.

Thanks for the info THoog, I didn't see anything there about it.
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I remember being Penn Station when a GG1 pulled in with a string of passengers cars. Exuded POWER!
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Great pix. I'm a bit of a mechanical maven and two of your first series I find fascinating.

In your first series, the second engine's unusual external gearing and drive shafts are something I've never seen before.

The third engine is also a very interesting design with the forward/reverse cabs ...also electric going by the electric roof bar connectors?

Do you have any more information on these units ? If I'm ever in Pennsylvania I'll have to check out this museum....looks like a wonderful place to get lost in for a day.
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I'll be a know-it-all again: The second locomotive is a 'Shay', a geared type. IIRC, the museum also has examples of the other two famous 'geared' types: Heisler and Climax. The gearing provided good pulling strength at low speeds, useful on logging railroads.
Shay locomotive - Wikipedia

The third is the GG1 that we discussed above.
PRR 4800 - Wikipedia

(In case you hadn't guessed, the PRR museum is one of my favorite places.)

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I did take some pictures of the information displays by some of the locomotives, I will look tomorrow and post the related ones lesmore49.
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That's the legendary GG1 electric locomotive
Whilst you all seem to be getting excited by this one... I think you've got to admit it's pretty ugleeeee.
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Whilst you all seem to be getting excited by this one... I think you've got to admit it's pretty ugleeeee.
That's no way to talk about a lady, even in her retirement years!

I admit the flat black paint and rust stains on PRR 4800 aren't very flattering. When most electric locomotives of their day looked like the offspring of a tryst between a boxcar and a ticket booth, the GG1s were quite the sleek machine:



PRR 4800 in better days:


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I think this is the same model. This one was inside and has got some TLC.
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Thanks THoog and KiloHotelphoto for the info.
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