RailPictures.Net Photo: NJT 4884 New Jersey Department of Transportation GG-1 at South Amboy, New Jersey by Dennis A. Livesey-liveseyimages.com
 
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New Jersey Department of Transportation (more..)
GG-1 (more..)
Augusta St. (more..)
South Amboy, New Jersey, USA (more..)
September, 1983
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NJT 4884 (more..)
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Dennis A. Livesey (more..)
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Soft early morning light bathes South Amboy New Jersey in September 1983. GG-1 4884, after delivering it's train from New York and letting diesels take it on down the "North Jersey Coast Line," is returning to the motor storage yard that is behind the photographer. The crossing gate tender has come out of his ramshackle shanty and lowered the gates on Augusta Street for this move. The train you see has arrived from Long Branch by double GP diesels that cut off moments ago. Soon another G will come out of the yard and tie on to this end and take off to New York. The man in the suit seems more intent on eyeing the photographer than witnessing the life's end of the 139 magnificent GG-1 locomotives. The ten or so remaining will be out of service in little more than a month on October 29, 1983. Kodak 5247 color negative film. P.S. Be sure to see Grif Teller's painting of 4884 in a wonderful story about this engine by David N. Kwechansky in the December 1981 "Trains" magazine.
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