The 4,620-horsepower GG1 was primarily a passenger locomotive, routinely operating at over 100 miles per hour, but was used in freight service as well. Conceived by the Pennsylvania Railroad and built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works and General Electric Company, No. 4800 logged nearly 5 million miles in its forty-five-year life. It was the prototype for a 139-unit fleet built during a decade to serve on the PRR's electrified lines, and the only one with a riveted body shell; the remainder were welded.
Society: ASME Main Category: Mechanical Sub Category: Rail Transportation Era: 1940-1949 DateCreated: 1943 Railroad Museum of Pennsylvannia Strasburg State: PA Zip: 17579 Country: USA Website: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-m-z/rail-transportation---1/-83-penn--rr-gg1-electric-locomotive--4800-%281943%29, https://www.asme.org/getmedia/2ac536d7-b8ba-4eb2-a651-292fb81709e4/83-Penn-RR-GG1-Electric-Locomotive-4800-1943.aspx, http://www.steamlocomotive.com/pennsy/rmop Creator: Baldwin Locomotive Works, General Electric Company
YearAdded:Image Credit: Courtesy Wikipedia/dmb201 Era_date_from: 1943