More GG1s lined up
Despite their rough appearance, most of these GG1s went on to preservation.
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NJT GG1s stored at Harrison, NJ 1987
Of note, 4879 was the last to run, in October 1983, on a fantrip. It was MU'd with Tuscan 4877, which failed during the trip, leaving 4879 to be the last. Also, 4876, to the left of 4879, was the Federal engine that crashed into Washington Union Station in Jan 1953. It was cut into pieces, moved to Altoona, and rebuilt. It served out its final days on the South Amboy trains. At far left, partly in view, 4883 was one of two that had the single stripe; the other was 4880. Jersey railfan Walt Grosselfinger, who lived in Middletown if I recall, had some magnetic letters that spelled out "Pennsylvania" in the Scotchlite style PRR used in the 60's. He knew people at CR, later NJT, and was able to apply them to those units from time to time. He showed me photos once of one of those engines on the Raritan River bridge. They looked sharp!!
9/16/2020 6:08:04 AM
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