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Penn. RR GG1 Electric Locomotive #4800
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:,, Creator: Baldwin Locomotive Works, General Electric Company

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.

Image Credit: Courtesy Wikipedia/dmb201 Image Caption: Penn. RR GG1 Electric Locomotive #4800 Era_date_from: 1943
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