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GG-1 Electric Locomotive
Built in 1943 by Altoona Works for the Pennsylvania Railroad as unit 4939. Rebuilt in 1989 as Brick Railway unit 7597. LXF included, and both units are buildable.
About this creation
This GG-1 electric locomotive was built in 1943 by Altoona Works as until 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 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 in the Penn Central fiasco.



The engine showing off its single broad stripe.



The engine's control cabin, withn a duplicate at the other end.



The Brick Railway paint scheme, used from 1989 to the present day.



Quite the color variety in this picture.
(The red 2x4 tiles are supposed to say 7597, as in the Toy Story 3 Western Train set.)



This is the Brick Railway version of the cabin... not much has changed.



The 1955 paint sceme in a more official-looking drawing. The number's were later removed, and that's why the other pictures don't have them.



Brick Ralway Black 'N' Red scheme.

(I borrowed and modifed these two GG-1 pictures from an GG-1 fansite called "The GG1 Homepage". Website is here: http://www.spikesys.com/GG1/ )

Both engines are buildable, and are included in the LXF download.


Building instructions
Download building instructions (LEGO Digital Designer)


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