Eighty-three years after pulling the first passenger train under wire out of this very train station in 1938, PRR 4859 enjoys retirement on Track 8 of the Harrisburg Transportation Center.
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"Farewell to Amtrak GG1"excursion was sponsored by Lancaster and Philadelphia chapters, NRHS, using doubleheaded GG1 locomotives to pull the special train. The trip originated at Harrisb... (more)
One of the shortest assignments a GG-1 could get was the short trip forwarding Lehigh Valley passenger trains between the Lehigh Valley connection at Newark, NJ and New York Penn Station. Here, t... (more)
Penn Central F7A 1509 (former PRR 9809A) with Penn Central F7A 1646 (former NYC 1646) Photo from my collection, no photographer's name listed on slide.
The Harrisburg Transportation Center is served by Amtrak's Pennsylvanian and Keystone Service routes, but has an old Pennsy GG-1 on display to remind travelers of years past.
With a Conrail freight waiting in the siding, repainted GG1 #4877 leads the "Farewell too the GG1" special on the Port Road at Safe Harbor. The massive bridge is the PRR Atglen & Susque... (more)
New Jersey DOT 4877, repainted in PRR’s Tuscan scheme, lays over in the South Amboy engine terminal. In the right background, an E8 can be seen on one of the engine house tracks. The 4877 surviv... (more)
Three of a kind - For a few years, there were three GG1's at the Pennsylvania Railroad Museum in Strasburg. On this day, PRR 4800, or "old rivets", the original GG1, and Conrail 4859 wer... (more)
"Old Rivets", the original PRR GG1, has recently been restored to its 1935 appearance, and its three-month-old paint is gleaming. Today, sister 4935, repainted to PRR livery by Amtrak in... (more)
Two PC GG-1 electrics rush a Flexi-Van mail train (with caboose) northbound just before sunset. Deans is about halfway between Princeton Junction and New Brunswick (Kodachrome X, significant cro... (more)
This old GG-1 fan's fun meter is pinned. The United Railroad Historical Society of New Jersey based in Boonton NJ has pulled off the amazing feat of cosmetically restoring in the space of a year, ... (more)
Army-Navy football specials are lined up in the yard next to (then) Philadelphia Municipal Stadium on the south side.
G's are stacked up with Army-Navy trains, laying over in the yard next to (then) Philadelphia Municipal Stadium on the south side.
Sunrise casts a golden glow over "Old Rivets" as it proudly sits in the yard along with other classics from Pennsy's Golden Age of Railroading.
On the 3rd annual URHS Heritage Festival, unfinished GG1 4879 was on display in the engine shed. Maybe one day, with the fantastic efforts of the VRA, this GG1 will be restored.