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
- 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.
- 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