Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Pennsylvania RR GG-1 #4800

Louis T. Henderson; Trains, A Children's Picture Book; M.A. Donahue & Co.1935
I had not seen this paint scheme on a GG-1 before, it turns out that No. 4800 "Old Rivets," was the prototype for the series. In 1935 (same year as the book I got the photo from was published), famed industrial designer Raymond Loewy was hired by the Pennsylvania Railroad to give the design a more streamlined look. See more here:

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