Kato 137-2015 N GG-1 CR Bicentennial #4800

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This is Kato 137-2015 N GG-1 CR Bicentennial #4800/redwhtblu. 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 (even when they were cut in two and run as GG's) 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, simply substituting the green for PRR's signature Tuscan Red color. This paint scheme was introduced in 1952, and in the end was worn by 10 of the GG1's in service on the PRR. Later as Pennsylvania merged with New York Central to form Penn Central some of these units would be seen in this scheme. Later when Penn Central was redistributed into Amtrak and Conrail these units would continue life in those schemes as well.

Its key features are:
Blackened metal pantographs
Able to go through an 249mm (9 ¾) 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

Condition: Factory New (C-9)
Operational Status: Functional
Original Box: Yes (P-9)

Manufacturer: Kato
Model Number: 137-2015
MSRP: $160.00

Scale/Era: N Scale
Model Type: Electric Loco

The Trainz SKU for this item is P11638514.

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