This GG-1 electric locomotive was built in 1943 by Altoona Works as unit 4939 for the Pennsylvania Railroad. When that railroad merged with New York Central in 1968, the ensuring legal nightmare concerned with the merger (& the subsequent Penn Central bankruptcy) caused the engine to be "lost" in the paperwork. After being stored for 20 years in a shed on a branch line in New York, the engine was located by a local railroad club, and restored to working order. As the engine was owned by a defunct railroad, it was sold at auction by the club to Brick Railway Systems, who had bought 12 other GG-1's from Altoona in 1943. The engine was taken apart into 3 sections and shipped to Brick Railway. It started work in 1989, was repainted into the classic Brick Railway black / red color scheme, and was renumbered 7597, to better fit with the other GG-1 locomotives.
The engine in it's second paint scheme, dating from 1955. Unfortunatly, the earlier paint scheme from 1943 - 1955, is unknown, as the engine's paperwork was lost/ destroyed in the Penn Central fiasco.
The single broad stripe shceme from the 1950's.
(I really want to make a Dark Green GG-1 but some parts aren't avalible. )
The cramped cabin of the GG-1. The other end sports a counterpart cabin as well.
This picture is from the GG-1 homepage, and modified by me.
The 1989 standard Brick Railways paint scheme.
Look at the colors! It's like a rainbow with all those wonderful colors!
The cramped cabin in BR colors.
The 2x4 red tiles are supposed to be this piece.
The same picture in Brick Railway colors.
All together now! Both engines side by side, as in the LXF.
GG-1 LXF download
And, if your curious about the GG-1, or the Non-Lego photos I used, visit this helpful website. Yes, it was last updated in 2002, but it has a ton of info on this wonderful locomotive... along with a bunch of pictures and inspiration.
Edited by Murdoch17, 27 August 2012 - 05:32 PM.