|Prototype Information —
Railroad's GG1 class of electric locomotives were built
between 1934 and 1943 at the PRR shops in Altoona, Pennsylvania,
with a total of 139 units constructed. They remained in
service with the PRR's successors until the early 1980's.
The GG1 became one of the most recognized and famous classes
of locomotive worldwide.
the famous industrial designer Raymond Loewy did not design
the shape of the GG1 electric locomotives, he did improve
their looks by recommending the use of a smooth, welded
construction instead of a riveted assembly, along with
a pinstriped paint scheme to highlight their smoothly
rounded forms; the "streamlined" style, evoking
speedy travel, was popular at the time.
|Model Features —
metal Pantographs with three elevation levels (down,
to go through an 249mm (9 ¾") radius S-Curve
mechanism able to pull a full Broadway Ltd. Consist
up a 4% grade
+ Directional Class lights, headlight, and number boards
information on the Kato Pennsylvania RR Broadway Ltd click
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