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Baldwin GG-1

The most famous locomotive built, in service for 50 years. Pulling immense power from overhead lines, Pennsylvania's GG-1's were used in freight as well as passenger service. Being able to deliver almost 5000 continuous hp at 100 mph speeds were the choice whenever they were available for use. The last run was in 1983 and 13 units are on display around the country. 138 GG-1's were produced by Baldwin Locomotive Works in cooperation with General Electric.

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The GG-1 is one of the longest locomotives ever made, being just a few inches short of 80 feet in length.

The GG-1 is probably the most difficult body shape to reproduce, due to it's complex variable radiuses and contours. All manufacturers have fallen short of the mark on this model. Most will not make an attempt, even the hand crafted brass makers of the far east cringe at the task. We went through three modifications of the molds to "get it right." The mold maker we used thought we were crazy and will not accept any more work from us.

The GG-1 includes full scale reproduction with intricate details, a powerful motor and flywheel drive system as well as heavy die cast frame. GG-1 comes with steel drive wheels with intricate "spring" details and all 12 wheels are powered. This locomotive has operating couplers and is completely "flyer" compatible with capability of negotiating tight AF radius curves. Other features include: Operating metal pantographs; three position electronic reverse unit (AC units). All units are shipped completely assembled and ready to run.