Pennsylvania Railroad GE GG-1 #4919

Under Restoration

GE GG-1 Description

  • Manufacturer: Pennsylvania Railroad Altoona Works
  • Designed by Raymond Loewy, famed industrial designer.
  • Production era: 1934 – 1943
  • 139 produced. All were delivered to the Pennsylvania Railroad
  • Electric current collected from overhead wires
  • Designed for bi-directional operation, it was mainly used for passenger trains
  • Handled all main line passenger service between New York, Washington, DC and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in the electrified zones.
  • Last used in service 1983
  • Top speeds: Passenger – 100-110 mph, Freight – 90 mph

# 4919

  • Manufactured in 1942
  • Originally numbered 4919. Converted to 4917 when transferred to AMTRAK.
  • A general renumbering of these locomotives in June 1973 gave it No. 4934, and it later was renumbered 4919.
  • Ran almost 5.5 million miles before it was retired on February 1, 1981.
  • The Museum’s purchase of this locomotive from Amtrak was made possible by a gift from Lillian B. Kelly in memory of her father, D. Allcott Kelly. The purchase was facilitated with the help of Timothy A. Kelly, son of Mrs. Kelly.

Class Specifications

  • Length: 79 ft 6 in
  • Height: 15 ft
  • Width: 10 ft 4 in
  • Weight: 475,000 lbs
  • Horsepower: 4,620
  • Tractive effort: 70,700 lbs
  • Wheel arrangement: 2-C-C-2
Electric Locomotive GE GG-1 4919