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. The Tuscan Red five-stripe paint scheme was, for all intents and purposes, exactly the same as the more common Brunswick green "Modified Loewy" paint scheme, though obviously substituting a car-matching Tuscan red color for the darker Green paint. This paint scheme was introduced in 1952 and in the end was worn by 10 of the GG1s in service on the PRR.
706 Features: -Rail chief - Ready to run HO scale (1:87) electric train set.-47'' X 38'' oval of snap fit E-Z track.-Signal bridge.-36 miniature figures.-24 telephone poles.-48 railroad and street signs.-Power pack, and speed controller.-Recommended for ages 14 and up. Includes: -130 Piece set includes EMD GP40 diesel locomotive with operating headlight, open quad hopper car, gondola car, plug-door box car, and off-center caboose. Warranty: -Limited lifetime warranty on Locomotive.
PRR Units are designed to accompany the Kato Broadway Limited Blackened metal Pantographs Able to go through an 249mm (9 ?") radius S-Curve Shock absorber construction gives even traction and performance, even on the roughest track Powerful mechanism able to pull a full 15 car Broadway Ltd. Consist up a 4% grade Illuminated + Directional Class lights, headlight, and number boards DCC Friendly mechanism, compatible with the specially designed DN163K1D or Train Control Systems K1D4-NC
While originally designed to house a 6000hp engine, technical difficulties resulted in many SD90MAC's being equipped with a 4300hp engine instead, which gave them the designation SD90/43MAC. The locomotives were reliable and effective enough with these engines that though the option to upgrade was given, most locomotives kept the as-shipped 4300hp AC traction engine. Today, the Indiana Rail Road operates 14 SD90/43MACs leased from CEFX, using them to primarily pull coal trains from Indiana mines to power plants across the state.
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Brand new in original package.