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Owner: New Jersey Transit
Model:Altoona GG1Built As:PRR 4876 (GG1)
Serial Number:4345Order No:
Frame Number:Westinghouse electrical gearBuilt:1/1939
Notes:blt 1/39 as PRR 4876, saved
Other locos with this serial:  PRR 4876(GG1) NJT 4876(GG1) CR 4876(GG1) PC 4876(GG1) NJDOT 4876(GG1) AMTK 4876(GG1)
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New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJT) GG1 #4876
Title:  New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJT) GG1 #4876
Description:  Digital image from Kim E. Piersol original 35mm Kodachrome transparency. Conrail/Amtrak Wilmington, DE Yard.
Photo Date:  9/1/1977  Upload Date: 9/9/2006 7:04:43 AM
Location:  Landlith, DE
Author:  Kim Piersol
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NJT 4876(GG1)
Views:  718   Comments: 0
NJT 4876
Title:  NJT 4876
Description:  Just off train from New York
Photo Date:  6/1/1978  Upload Date: 3/25/2008 9:46:03 AM
Location:  South Amboy, NJ
Author:  EDWARD J. OZOG
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  NJT 4876(GG1)
Views:  657   Comments: 0
NJT 4876
Title:  NJT 4876
Description:  NJDOT GG-1 4876 leads a South Amboy bound rush hour train through Linden NJ. Linden station can be seen in the background. Date is approximate.
Photo Date:  7/1/1978  Upload Date: 12/27/2010 8:55:22 PM
Location:  Rahway, NJ
Author:  Randy Kotuby
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NJT 4876(GG1)
Views:  267   Comments: 0
Ready for rush hour
Title:  Ready for rush hour
Description:  A pair of NJ Transit Gs wait to take a train into Penn Station to load up for a run to South Amboy, with an ex Amtrak coach head out. Seen from a passing LIRR train.
Photo Date:  8/14/1980  Upload Date: 8/30/2012 1:06:26 AM
Location:  Sunnyside Yard, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Passenger
Locomotives:  NJT 4876(GG1) NJT 4884(GG1)
Views:  339   Comments: 0
4876 rounds the bend at Elizabeth
Title:  4876 rounds the bend at Elizabeth
Description:  4876 heads through Elizabeth with several old Budd coaches. Original slide by Donald Cook. Exact date unknown
Photo Date:  6/1/1981  Upload Date: 4/9/2020 8:15:25 PM
Location:  Elizabeth, NJ
Author:  Donald Cook
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NJT 4876(GG1)
Views:  41   Comments: 0
NJT 4876
Title:  NJT 4876
Description:  Waiting for a train to New York
Photo Date:  7/1/1981  Upload Date: 3/25/2008 9:49:38 AM
Location:  South Amboy, NJ
Author:  EDWARD J. OZOG
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  NJT 4876(GG1)
Views:  380   Comments: 0
NJDOT GG1 4876 ready to head back to the engine terminal
Title:  NJDOT GG1 4876 ready to head back to the engine terminal
Description:  NJDOT GG1 4876 ready to head back to the engine terminal at South Amboy on July 10, 1981.
Photo Date:  7/10/1981  Upload Date: 9/11/2016 7:57:18 AM
Location:  South Amboy, NJ
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  NJDOT 4876(GG1) NJT 4876(GG1)
Views:  164   Comments: 4
NJT GG1 4876 pulls a string of coaches
Title:  NJT GG1 4876 pulls a string of coaches
Description:  NJT GG1 4876 pulls a string of coaches to South Amboy station in July, 1981. CR retired their freight fleet of GG-1s in 1979, but the NJDOT-contracted GG-1s 4872-4884 saw their operating days extended to the fall of 1983.
Photo Date:  7/10/1981  Upload Date: 12/9/2018 7:27:47 AM
Location:  South Amboy, NJ
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NJT 4876(GG1)
Views:  72   Comments: 1
NJT GG-1 4876
Title:  NJT GG-1 4876
Description:  NJT GG-1 4876 at South Amboy, NJ in July, 1981. The storied PRR GG-1 4876 that crashed through the floor of Union Station in January, 1953 was donated to NRHS Washington, DC chapter upon retirement from NJT in 1983.
Photo Date:  7/10/1981  Upload Date: 12/9/2018 7:24:07 AM
Location:  South Amboy, NJ
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  NJT 4876(GG1)
Views:  90   Comments: 1
NJT GG-1 4876
Title:  NJT GG-1 4876
Description:  Thirteen years after the Pennsy was gone, GG-1 4876 was still pulling a Keystone-clad Tuscan Red PRR coach late in the day at South Amboy in July, 1981.
Photo Date:  7/10/1981  Upload Date: 12/9/2018 7:17:09 AM
Location:  South Amboy, NJ
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NJT 4876(GG1)
Views:  80   Comments: 1
Above shot of 4876
Title:  Above shot of 4876
Description:  4876 is seen from a high vantage point at Perth Amboy
Photo Date:  8/29/1981  Upload Date: 3/21/2020 1:52:00 PM
Location:  Perth Amboy, NJ
Author:  Anthony Zinskie
Categories:  Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  NJT 4876(GG1)
Views:  107   Comments: 0
GG1 4876 gets ready to leave Perth Amboy
Title:  GG1 4876 gets ready to leave Perth Amboy
Description:  At Perth Amboy, the engineer waits for the all clear to head out.
Photo Date:  8/29/1981  Upload Date: 4/8/2020 3:33:58 PM
Location:  Perth Amboy, NJ
Author:  Anthony Zinskie
Categories:  Roster,Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  NJT 4876(GG1)
Views:  74   Comments: 0
NJT GG1 4876
Title:  NJT GG1 4876
Description:  NJT GG1 4876 waits for assignment at South Amboy in March, 1982.
Photo Date:  3/6/1982  Upload Date: 3/11/2018 12:13:51 PM
Location:  South Amboy, NJ
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  NJT 4876(GG1)
Views:  204   Comments: 1
NJT 4876
Title:  NJT 4876
Description:  Arriving from New York - SA Tower
Photo Date:  8/1/1982  Upload Date: 3/25/2008 10:06:46 AM
Location:  South Amboy, NJ
Author:  EDWARD J. OZOG
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NJT 4876(GG1)
Views:  487   Comments: 0
GG1 4876
Title:  GG1 4876
Description:  Going through the crossovers
Photo Date:  8/21/1982  Upload Date: 1/23/2013 6:26:05 PM
Location:  South Amboy, NJ
Author:  Bob Kise
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NJT 4876(GG1)
Views:  173   Comments: 0
GG1 4876
Title:  GG1 4876
Description:  Uncoupled from its train from New York City
Photo Date:  8/21/1982  Upload Date: 1/23/2013 6:23:06 PM
Location:  South Amboy, NJ
Author:  Bob Kise
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NJT 4876(GG1)
Views:  214   Comments: 0
NJT  4876
Title:  NJT 4876
Description:  GG-1 # 4876 runs by Waverly Tower in a light move to Newark, N.J.
Photo Date:  10/3/1982  Upload Date: 9/18/2006 6:05:48 PM
Location:  New Brunswick, NJ
Author:  TIMOTHY MADER
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NJT 4876(GG1)
Views:  366   Comments: 0
NJT 4876
Title:  NJT 4876
Description:  Exact Date Unknown Photo taken by Les Mathis.
Photo Date:  1/1/1983  Upload Date: 2/21/2012 2:22:59 PM
Location:  South Amboy, NJ
Author:  Eric Kreszl
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NJT 4876(GG1)
Views:  281   Comments: 2
Off to the races....
Title:  Off to the races....
Description:  well not exactly. Its not a race, its just 4876 heading back ot the engine house while 4109 ties on to its train
Photo Date:  7/26/1983  Upload Date: 11/19/2013 1:52:44 AM
Location:  South Amboy, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NJT 4109(GP40P) NJT 4876(GG1)
Views:  370   Comments: 0
NJT 4876
Title:  NJT 4876
Description:  NJT 4876 speeds through Rahway with a Bay Head train. This was the engine that gained notoriety when it crashed into Washington Union Station with a runaway Federal in 1953. It was cut in half and removed from the basement of the station to run again, which it did til 1983. Note the Pennsy car behind the GG 1. There were two subscription parlors on the North Jersey Coast Line, one that ran from Newark as part of the Jersey Central side of the operation. The other was a Pennsy car that ran on a New York train. Both cars ran an inbound trip in the morning, and an outbound trip in the afternoon, serving refreshments appropriate for the time of day.
Photo Date:  7/26/1983  Upload Date: 11/26/2011 11:42:20 PM
Location:  Rahway, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NJT 4876(GG1)
Views:  322   Comments: 2
Disaster Survivor
Title:  Disaster Survivor
Description:  GG-1 4876 -- a 1939 product of the Pennsylvania Railroads Altoona Shops -- heads south after leaving Elizabeth, New Jersey. Elizabeths famous speed-restricted S-curve lies just ahead. 4876 is one of the most famous GG-1s because in 1953 it crashed through the floor of Washingtons Union Station. The incident, which became known as the "Wreck of the Federal Express," was caused by malfunctioning braking equipment in the train. Miraculously, there were no fatalities. After the wreck, 4876 was simply cut up into pieces by PRR engineers, rebuilt, and returned to service. She served the Pennsylvania, Penn Central, Amtrak, and New Jersey Transit for many years afterward and was among a handful of GG-1s that ended the GG-1s reign in 1983, faithfully delivering passengers to and from Penn Station and South Amboy. This photo was taken in the Spring of 1983 -- a few months before the end.
Photo Date:  8/17/1983  Upload Date: 2/18/2013 4:56:10 AM
Location:  Elizabeth, NJ
Author:  Stephen Carl Baldwin
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NJT 4876(GG1)
Views:  218   Comments: 0
4876
Title:  4876
Description:  GG 1 4876 arrives at South Amboy NJ with a Pennsy side commuter train headed for Bay Head. This is the engine on the Federal that ran away into Washington Union Station in January 1953.
Photo Date:  8/25/1983  Upload Date: 6/12/2011 2:00:09 AM
Location:  South Amboy, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NJT 4876(GG1)
Views:  673   Comments: 0
Awaiting the torch
Title:  Awaiting the torch
Description:  The torch has been passed. Now these GG 1s await a different torch, the one that will put them permanently in their graves, at Harrison in April 1984. Interestingly, the lead G is the Union Station runaway engine from the famous Federal Express wreck in 1953, now going to scrap after a second life.
Photo Date:  4/23/1984  Upload Date: 6/24/2014 1:27:29 AM
Location:  Harrison, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  NJT 4876(GG1) NJT 4872(GG1) NJT 4884(GG1)
Views:  385   Comments: 0
More GG1s lined up
Title:  More GG1s lined up
Description:  Despite their rough appearance, most of these GG1s went on to preservation.
Photo Date:  5/25/1987  Upload Date: 9/15/2020 10:20:54 PM
Location:  Harrison, NJ
Author:  Anthony Zinskie
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  NJT 4882(GG1) NJT 4879(GG1) NJT 4876(GG1) NJT 4883(GG1)
Views:  110   Comments: 1
NJT 4876
Title:  NJT 4876
Description:  This was the GG-1 that crashed in Washington Union Station and then was rebuilt at Altoona. This GG-1 is currently stored at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore, MD.
Photo Date:  4/1/1991  Upload Date: 9/24/2014 11:13:05 PM
Location:  Ridgefield Park, NJ
Author:  Steve Kranefeld
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  NJT 4876(GG1)
Views:  166   Comments: 2
NJT 4879
Title:  NJT 4879
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/1/1991  Upload Date: 9/24/2014 11:13:21 PM
Location:  Ridgefield Park, NJ
Author:  Steve Kranefeld
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  NJT 4879(GG1) NJT 4876(GG1) NJT 4872(GG1)
Views:  300   Comments: 1
NJT 4872
Title:  NJT 4872
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/1/1991  Upload Date: 9/24/2014 11:13:39 PM
Location:  Ridgefield Park, NJ
Author:  Steve Kranefeld
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  NJT 4872(GG1) NJT 4879(GG1) NJT 4272(E8A) NJT 4876(GG1)
Views:  465   Comments: 1
PRR 4876
Title:  PRR 4876
Description:  Former PRR GG1 4876 sits on a siding near the B&O Railroad Museum's restoration shop. The locomotive still wears its black NJT paint scheme.
Photo Date:  7/9/2009  Upload Date: 7/17/2009 1:00:04 AM
Location:  Baltimore, MD
Author:  Paul Koprowski
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 4876(GG1) NJT 4876(GG1)
Views:  1254   Comments: 1
NJT 4876
Title:  NJT 4876
Description:  Seen from the passing excursion train, still in former Conrail and New Jersey Transit markings, is former PRR 4876 next to the museum restoration shop. This was the GG-1 that crashed in Washington Union Station and was subsequently rebuilt at Altoona before going on to provide service until the 1980s. It is truly a testament to the work and quality that went into constructing these great machines.
Photo Date:  6/1/2014  Upload Date: 6/8/2014 11:35:51 PM
Location:  Baltimore, MD
Author:  Paul Koprowski
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NJT 4876(GG1)
Views:  308   Comments: 0
NJT 4876
Title:  NJT 4876
Description:  Paitently awaiting its turn in the restoration shop. Seen from the platform down the hill from the Mount Clare Mansion while awaiting the train back to the museum. This is the second of two GG-1s found on this trip.
Photo Date:  6/1/2014  Upload Date: 6/8/2014 11:41:27 PM
Location:  Baltimore, MD
Author:  Paul Koprowski
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NJT 4876(GG1)
Views:  249   Comments: 0


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