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Owner: New Jersey Transit
Model:Altoona GG1Built As:PRR 4875 (GG1)
Serial Number:4344Order No:
Frame Number:GE electrical gearBuilt:1/1939
Notes:blt 1/39 as PRR 4875, scrapped
Other locos with this serial:  PC 4875(GG1) NJT 4875(GG1) NJDOT 4875(GG1) PRR 4875(GG1)
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AMTK RS3 134
Title:  AMTK RS3 134
Description:  Amtrak RS3 134 and NJT GG1 4875 at Wilmington Delaware on an unknown day in May 1979, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. I imagine working in that pit was a real joy, especially on a rainy day.
Photo Date:  5/1/1979  Upload Date: 12/27/2013 11:34:11 PM
Location:  Wilmington, DE
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  AMTK 134(RS3) NJT 4875(GG1) AMTK 917(GG1)
Views:  397   Comments: 0
NJT GG1 4875
Title:  NJT GG1 4875
Description:  New Jersey Transit GG1 4875 at Wilmington, Delaware on an unknown day in May 1979, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Two stories go with this photo.

Story one: I was the Audio-Visual guy at a company in Chicago, and was assigned to spy on the competition's new stores on the east coast. The assignment involved my flying to Massachusetts, renting a car, driving to the location, and photographing the new store, then, get on a plane, fly to the next location, repeat. There were about a dozen locations ending in Washington DC. The purpose was to produce a slide presentation for my employer's Board of Directors. I determined that the flying was a hassle and phoned my boss and suggested that I keep the rental car and drive to the rest of the locations. Once that plan was approved, I plotted the railroad photo opportunities nearest to my primary objectives. The route took me to Wilmington, and while passing through town, I noticed a lot of cantenary wire on my left. I took the nearest exit and found my way to the Wilmington Shops. Upon arrival, I shot everything I saw with flanged wheels, and even managed a cab ride in a GP7 that was switching dead GG1's. I was preparing to leave when I stumbled on this scene.

Story two: Number 4875 had derailed the front axle. The gentleman on the ground with hand raised rounded up the other two gentlemen, and with a carefully placed rock (seen just below the pilot) walked the GG1 back onto the rails. At this point, the flanges are riding the top of the rail, and a moment after I pressed the shutter button, the wheels droped back into running position. Number 4875 moved back to the shop for a quick inspection, the three gentlemen went back to their respective jobs, I departed for more corporate espionage, and the rock stayed in position for the next incident. All in all, one of the friendliest railroad locations I ever visited.

Photo Date:  5/1/1979  Upload Date: 1/5/2013 1:03:52 PM
Location:  Wilmington, DE
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  NJT 4875(GG1)
Views:  312   Comments: 1
New Jersey Dept. of Transportation GG-1 4875 shows off it' roofline as its ducks under the camera
Title:  New Jersey Dept. of Transportation GG-1 4875 shows off it' roofline as its ducks under the camera
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/29/1980  Upload Date: 4/12/2008 11:00:33 AM
Location:  South Amboy, NJ
Author:  andrew koenigsberg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NJT 4875(GG1)
Views:  387   Comments: 0
Road power and an ancient switcher
Title:  Road power and an ancient switcher
Description:  An E60 is ready to head to Penn Station as an SW1 works the yard.
Photo Date:  7/1/1980  Upload Date: 8/29/2012 11:53:16 PM
Location:  Sunnyside Yard, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  AMTK 740(SW1) AMTK 951(E60) NJT 4875(GG1)
Views:  565   Comments: 0
NJT  4875
Title:  NJT 4875
Description:  GG-1 # 4875 sits at the yard in South Amboy, N.J.
Photo Date:  9/6/1980  Upload Date: 9/18/2006 6:03:51 PM
Location:  New Brunswick, NJ
Author:  TIMOTHY MADER
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NJT 4875(GG1)
Views:  252   Comments: 0
Power swap
Title:  Power swap
Description:  The time honored tradition of changing engines from electric to steam continued in the diesel era, first with GG 1s to Pennsy E 7s and E 8s, and now from GG 1s-still-to former Southern E 8s.
Photo Date:  4/6/1981  Upload Date: 5/29/2011 2:42:47 AM
Location:  South Amboy, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NJT 4875(GG1) NJT 4332(E8A)
Views:  553   Comments: 3
Pretty faces
Title:  Pretty faces
Description:  GG 1 4875 has cut off its train and pulled down past the switch to the pocket track where the Es wait for trains to arrive, passing the power that will take its train to Bay Head, oneof which is an ex Southern unit recently off the Crescent. Note the CNJ style signals.
Photo Date:  5/18/1981  Upload Date: 1/30/2013 12:37:03 AM
Location:  South Amboy, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Signal
Locomotives:  NJT 4875(GG1) NJT 4333(E8A)
Views:  272   Comments: 2
NJT GG-1 4875
Title:  NJT GG-1 4875
Description:  NJT GG-1 4875 at South Amboy in July, 1981.
Photo Date:  7/10/1981  Upload Date: 12/9/2018 7:47:30 AM
Location:  South Amboy, NJ
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  NJT 4875(GG1)
Views:  85   Comments: 1
NJT 4875 arrives at Elizabeth
Title:  NJT 4875 arrives at Elizabeth
Description:  4875 stops at Elizabeth in a cloud of steam.
Photo Date:  1/16/1982  Upload Date: 3/26/2020 5:14:30 PM
Location:  Elizabeth, NJ
Author:  Anthony Zinskie
Categories:  Winter,Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  NJT 4875(GG1)
Views:  46   Comments: 0
NJT 4875
Title:  NJT 4875
Description:  Arriving from New York - Raritan River Bridge
Photo Date:  8/1/1982  Upload Date: 3/25/2008 10:08:42 AM
Location:  South Amboy, NJ
Author:  EDWARD J. OZOG
Categories:  Roster,Bridge,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NJT 4875(GG1)
Views:  216   Comments: 0
NJT 4875
Title:  NJT 4875
Description:  MU Yard
Photo Date:  8/1/1982  Upload Date: 3/25/2008 10:16:50 AM
Location:  South Amboy, NJ
Author:  EDWARD J. OZOG
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  NJT 4875(GG1)
Views:  531   Comments: 0
NJT 4875
Title:  NJT 4875
Description:  Raritan River - arriving from New York
Photo Date:  8/1/1982  Upload Date: 3/25/2008 10:10:30 AM
Location:  South Amboy, NJ
Author:  EDWARD J. OZOG
Categories:  Bridge,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NJT 4875(GG1)
Views:  359   Comments: 1
Their much better in Tuscan!
Title:  Their much better in Tuscan!
Description: 
Photo Date:  12/31/1983  Upload Date: 3/17/2013 6:05:23 PM
Location:  Sunnyside, NY
Author:  Philip M. Goldstein
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NJT 4877(GG1) NJT 4875(GG1)
Views:  147   Comments: 0
Mounting up.
Title:  Mounting up.
Description: 
Photo Date:  12/31/1983  Upload Date: 3/17/2013 6:05:28 PM
Location:  Sunnyside, NY
Author:  Philip M. Goldstein
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NJT 4877(GG1) NJT 4875(GG1)
Views:  202   Comments: 0
NJT 4875
Title:  NJT 4875
Description: 
Photo Date:  12/31/1983  Upload Date: 3/17/2013 6:05:29 PM
Location:  Sunnyside, NY
Author:  Philip M. Goldstein
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NJT 4875(GG1)
Views:  125   Comments: 0
NJT 580 & 4875
Title:  NJT 580 & 4875
Description: 
Photo Date:  12/31/1983  Upload Date: 3/17/2013 6:05:39 PM
Location:  Sunnyside, NY
Author:  Philip M. Goldstein
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NJT 580(Arrow II MU) NJT 4875(GG1)
Views:  253   Comments: 0
NJT 4877
Title:  NJT 4877
Description: 
Photo Date:  12/31/1983  Upload Date: 3/17/2013 6:06:35 PM
Location:  Sunnyside, NY
Author:  Philip M. Goldstein
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NJT 4877(GG1) NJT 4875(GG1)
Views:  164   Comments: 0
NJT 4875
Title:  NJT 4875
Description: 
Photo Date:  12/31/1983  Upload Date: 3/17/2013 6:06:54 PM
Location:  Sunnyside, NY
Author:  Philip M. Goldstein
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NJT 4875(GG1) NJT 4877(GG1)
Views:  115   Comments: 0
NJT 4875
Title:  NJT 4875
Description: 
Photo Date:  12/31/1983  Upload Date: 3/17/2013 6:06:58 PM
Location:  Sunnyside, NY
Author:  Philip M. Goldstein
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NJT 4875(GG1) AMTK 967(E60)
Views:  192   Comments: 0
Psst. Hey buddy... Can ya spare a GG1?
Title:  Psst. Hey buddy... Can ya spare a GG1?
Description: 
Photo Date:  12/31/1983  Upload Date: 3/17/2013 6:07:00 PM
Location:  Sunnyside, NY
Author:  Philip M. Goldstein
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NJT 4884(GG1) NJT 4875(GG1)
Views:  196   Comments: 0
NJT 4875
Title:  NJT 4875
Description: 
Photo Date:  12/31/1983  Upload Date: 3/17/2013 6:07:04 PM
Location:  Sunnyside, NY
Author:  Philip M. Goldstein
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NJT 4875(GG1)
Views:  116   Comments: 0
NJT 4877
Title:  NJT 4877
Description: 
Photo Date:  12/31/1983  Upload Date: 3/17/2013 6:08:09 PM
Location:  Sunnyside, NY
Author:  Philip M. Goldstein
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NJT 4877(GG1) NJT 4875(GG1)
Views:  128   Comments: 0
Badly battered engines
Title:  Badly battered engines
Description:  The last GG1s on the line. The former Penn Central logos were visible on both 4873 & 4875.
Photo Date:  5/25/1987  Upload Date: 9/15/2020 10:28:16 PM
Location:  Harrison, NJ
Author:  Anthony Zinskie
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  NJT 4873(GG1) NJT 4875(GG1)
Views:  107   Comments: 0


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