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Conrail 4806-4865 south bound CRWA-7, Colonia, NJ.

Can you tell more about GG1 nicknames ?
They where just called the G's. The GG-1 was designed by industrial designer Raymond Loewy, and one of his favorite designs. He designed several locomotives in the steam era for many North East railroads, New York Central, Lehigh Valley. The first GG-1, #4800, the body was intirely rivited and was built in the Baldwin Locomotive tender shop. The frames on the GG-1 where cast. I'm later years, and after millions of miles, the frames started to crack. When that happened, there was no choice but to retire, and scrap the locomotive. I am not sure, but I think there is 16 of them saved...
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Added Jun 9, 2011 
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