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 Posted: Sun Apr 26th, 2015 07:06 pm
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(Helmut's favourite) - so presumably another example of Helmut's Turkish Delight ??!!

Selamlar,       Michael

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 Posted: Mon Apr 27th, 2015 04:05 pm
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Gee it's a GG !



Pennsys finest ... the GG-1

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Little Joe's and GG-1's are among the most powerful built in their respective eras.

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 Posted: Mon Apr 27th, 2015 09:46 pm
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The Pennsy design criteria was aparently for a loco to pull 12 to 14 car passenger trains.

A few were 'regeared' for freight service.

#4800 was the only GG-1 with a 'riveted' body !

( perhaps in the Pennsylvania shops ... with a ' Herb 'O' Rivet ' (TM) ? )



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Salada wrote: James: That Ef-4 looks a powerful loco.

Bernd: That pair of dark liveried locos of yours look very European, almost Swiss ?.


The overhead wire on the former Woodhead route was set extra high because of its' proximity to many steam loco water columns.

Regards,              Michael


Those are Great Northern Y-1's.

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For me it is no contest.
It has to be the Milwaukee Bi-Polars. All those axles each with a motor as part of it.David



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Some pix. (for Michael !) of the well documented GG-1 train-wreck...

...which is said to have inspired the end of the Hollywood movie ' Silver Streak '.











Brakes failed.

The engineer stayed in the cab blowing the horn, all the way to the end...
...& remarkably, got out of the GG-1 cab and walked away without incident.

No one was killed in the wreck; mainly due to the fact his horn blowing alerted people in the station terminus.
The train plowed through the end-stops & on to the main concourse...
...then the floor collapsed & the loco fell into the basement freight area below !

Si.

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Getting that loco out of the basement had to be a "fun" job.



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Now I know what a pitfall to be avoided looks like...



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Hi guys.

That same loco, was actualy FULLY repaired in the P.R.R shops...
...& carried on running.

I believe it is now in fact in a U.S museum...
...can't remember where at the moment.

Si.

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