KAT1372024 N GG1, PC #4923
From the Manufacturer
The GG1, one of the PRR’s most famous and recognizable locomotives, is also one of the most curiously designed. Technically two locomotives under one shell (a “G” class locomotive is a 4-6-0 by PRR specification, therefore the GG1 was two “G” locomotives in a 4-6-0:0-6-4 arrangement) – this added up to a 4.6k horsepower locomotive that was staggeringly powerful, even by today’s standards. Designed in the 20’s, built in 30’s and not retired until the 80’s, the GG1 had an incredible lifespan and survives today as a testament to its time in both its unique Loewy-design and overwhelming performance. Thanks to the long life and usefulness of the GG1, many outlived the PRR, finding themselves in Penn Central and later in their life, Amtrak paint. These locomotives were used in everything from freight service to pulling Amtrak passenger trains. Many of these locomotives continued to operate well into the 1980’s – their nearly 50 year lifespan a tribute to how powerful and effective this locomotive truly was.
Powerful Kato mechanism powered by a 5-pole flywheel motor and featuring a 9 3/4″ minimum turning radius
Directional Headlights and preprinted number boards
DCC Friendly mechanism ready for drop-in decoder installation
Finely molded details, such as blackened metal pantographs which can be locked at either up or retracted positions