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The 900 Series GG-1

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 Built by the PRR starting in 1935, operated by Penn Central, Conrail, NJT and Amtrak

When Amtrak first started renumbering the GG-1s all they did was remove the "4" Only three units were renumbered like this 4902, 4908,
4931 ( 902, 908, 931 respectively). This idea was quickly dropped and all 30 were numbered into the 900-929 series.

In the spring of 1976, as part of the sale of the Northeast Corridor, Amtrak got another 11 GG-1s. These were never
renumbered into the 900 series.

It would appear that the 900 series GG-1s were renumbered back into the 4900 series before the 900 series
AEM-7s arrived in 1979.

All were retired by 1983
 

Location and Information

 Date

 Photo Credit

901
New Haven CT

April 18, 1976

 Ralph Phillips

901
 Washington DC
former PC 4892
built March 1940
 August 1977

 Dick Leonhardt

901
 unknown location

 1975

 Harv Kahn

901
Baltimore MD  June 1978 

 Dick Leonhardt

902
 Baltimore MD
former PC 4899

 June 1978

 Dick Leonhardt

902
 unknown location     

902
902 with a gaggle of GG-1s  Sunnyside Yard

 1976

 Harv Kahn
Linden NJ
eastbound
Basic black with modified air intake filters, pulling Amfleet coaches.
July 1977
Randy Kotuby
902 the inbound service track at New Haven Motor Storage.    
902   one of the six silver  

 John Van Scoyk

903
 Rahway NJ

 Dec 23, 1976

 Paul De Luca
Rahway NJ
June 1977
Randy Kotuby
905 unknown location 
former PC 4902
 June 10, 1975

Harv Kahn 
905  unknown location   unknown 

 Bob Redden
905 Baltimore MD  June 1978

 Dick Leonhardt
905 Wilmington De Nov 1978 Randy Kotuby
905  unknown  unknown  from the
collection of
Albert Phleep

906
 Harrisburg PA

 unknown

 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner

906
 Washington DC
former PC 4903

 June 1977

Dick Leonhardt

906
 unknown location

 1975

 Harv Kahn

906
 New Carrollton MD

 April 1979

 Dick Leonhardt

906
 unknown location

 1975

 Harv Kahn

906
 NewCarrolltonMD
note the power car

 April 1979

Dick Leonhardt
. 906 unknown location   unknown

Harv Kahn
. 907  unknown location 
former PC 4906
 unknown

 Joseph Testagrose
.  907      GR Harper
908  unknown location  unknown 

 Chris Coleman

908
 Elizabeth NJ
with the Silver Meteor
   

909
 New Haven CT
former PC 4908

 June 1974

 Dick Leonhardt

 910
 Baltimore MD

 Feb 1977

 Tom Arnold
from the
collection of
Bill Hakkarinen
.

911
  Washington DC
former PC 4911
 August 1977

 Dick Leonhardt
.

912
 Washington DC
former PC 4912
 August 1976

 Dick Leonhardt
.

912
 New Carrollton MD  April 1979

 Dick Leonhardt
.

912
 New Carrollton MD  August 1979

 Dick Leonhardt
.

913
 New Haven CT
former PC 4913

 June 1974

 Dick Leonhardt
.

913
  Baltimore MD
904 is trailing
 June 1978

 Dick Leonhardt
.

914
 New Carrollton MD
former PC 4914
 April 1979

 Dick Leonhardt
.

915
 Baltimore MD
former PC 4916
 June 1978

 Dick Leonhardt
.

 916
 New York NY
Penn Station
former PC 4918
November 1977 

 Dick Leonhardt
.

916
 New Carrollton MD June 1979 

 Dick Leonhardt
.

916
 Connecticut
Amtrak Number
Penn Central paint
 June 1974

 Dick Leonhardt

917

 Baltimore MD

 May 1977

 Tom Arnold
from the
collection of
Bill Hakkarinen
Elizabeth NJ
Oct 24, 1975
Harv Kahn

918
 New York City NY
former PC 4920
 November 1977

 Dick Leonhardt

918
 New York City NY  November 1977

  Dick Leonhardt
918
Harrisburg PA
with a HEP car
Nov 1978
Randy Kotuby

918
 New Carrollton MD

 March 1979

 Dick Leonhardt
. 919 . . from the
collection of
Jim Hebner 
.

920
 Washington DC
former PC 4925

 August 1977

 Dick Leonhardt
. 920 . 1976   George Haines
.

920
Long Island City NY
Hunters Point Ave Station 

 1976

 Harv Kahn
.  

Amtrak 920 ex4925
New Haven CT

April 1978

 Joseph Testagrose

921
 Baltimore MD

 June 1978

 Dick Leonhardt
921  former Penn Central 4926 .  Harv Kahn
 921  Wilmington DE  Oct 17, 1978  Harv Kahn

Amtrak921
ex4926 at 30th Street Yd
Philadelphia PA

6-78

 Joseph Testagrose

 Amtrak921 ex4926 in
Sunnyside Yard
Queens NY

6-75
Joseph Testagrose
GHL

 Amtrak 921 ex4926

Trenton NJ

8-78
Joseph Testagrose

 Amtrak 921 ex4926 in
Sunnyside Yd
Queens NY

3-77
Joseph Testagrose
WR

922
. .

 Harv Kahn
922  former Penn Central 4928 .  Harv Kahn
 922
GR Harper

923
 New Rochelle NY

 Dec 23, 1975

 Paul DeLuca

923

  Harv Kahn

One of the colorful G's painted in Amtrak's red, blue and silver paint. A
play on the handful of silver G's the PRR had. Eventually all Amtrak motive
power would have silver bodies but only a few of the G's were saved from PC
black.

Photo is taken during the afternoon rush hour at the old North Rahway
station. Merck Pharmaceutical is in the background (you can see the
smokestack with Merck on it behind the G). The railroad built the station
at the request of Merck. It was eventually shut down in the 80's and you
can no longer get at the platforms as the stair cases have been removed.

Still pulling the old standard heavyweight cars.

Sept 1976
Randy Kotuby
. 924 Harrisburg PA
former Penn Central 4931
Sept 1977 from the
collection of
JL Hunt
.

924
 Baltimore MD

 August 1977
 Dick Leonhardt

924
 Baltimore MD  August 1977  Dick Leonhardt
.

924
 Baltimore MD  August 1977  Dick Leonhardt

925
 New Carrollton MD
former Penn Central 4932

 April 1979
 Dick Leonhardt
926  former Penn Central 4933 .  Ohio Rail Group

926
 Washington DC

 June 1978
 Dick Leonhardt

926
 Washington DC

 June 1978
 Dick Leonhardt
927 unknown location 
former PC 4934
April 1972  Bob Redden

927
 Washington DC

 August 1977

 Dick Leonhardt

927
 unknown location

 unknown

 photo by
Willie Rosenberg
from the collection of
Joseph Testagrose

928
 unknown location

 July 1976

 Mac Owen
929 unknown location 
former PC 4938
built June 1943
 unknown  from the
collection of
JL Hunt

929
 Hell Gate Bridge
New York City

 1975

 Harv Kahn


AMTRAK 900 GG1 PRR/GE 4360 3/40 PC 4892; PRR 4892
AMTRAK 901 GG1 PRR/WH 4366 4/40 PC 4897; PRR 4897
AMTRAK 902 GG1 PRR/GE 4371 5/40 PC 4902; PRR 4902
AMTRAK 902 GG1 PRR/WH 4368 5/40 PC 4899; PRR 4899
AMTRAK 903 GG1 PRR/GE 4370 5/40 PC 4900; PRR 4900
AMTRAK 904 GG1 PRR/WH 4369 5/40 PC 4901; PRR 4901

AMTRAK 905 GG1 PRR/GE 4371 5/40 AMT 902:1; PC 4902; PRR 4902
AMTRAK 906 GG1 PRR/WH 4372 6/40 PC 4903; PRR 4903
AMTRAK 907 GG1 PRR/GE 4374 6/40 PC 4906; PRR 4906
AMTRAK 908 GG1 PRR/WH 4377 8/40 PC 4907; PRR 4907
AMTRAK 909 GG1 PRR/GE 4375 7/40 PC 4908; PRR 4908
AMTRAK 910 GG1 PRR/GE 4379 12/41 PC 4910; PRR 4910
AMTRAK 911 GG1 PRR/GE 4380 1/42 PC 4911; PRR 4911
AMTRAK 912 GG1 PRR/GE 4381 1/42 PC 4912; PRR 4912
AMTRAK 913 GG1 PRR/GE 4382 1/42 PC 4913; PRR 4913
AMTRAK 914 GG1 PRR/GE 4384 6/42 PC 4914; PRR 4914
AMTRAK 915 GG1 PRR/GE 4386 6/42 PC 4916; PRR 4916
AMTRAK 916 GG1 PRR/GE 4388 7/42 PC 4918; PRR 4918
AMTRAK 917 GG1 PRR/WH 4389 7/42 PC 4919; PRR 4919
AMTRAK 918 GG1 PRR/GE 4390 7/42 PC 4920; PRR 4920
AMTRAK 919 GG1 PRR/GE 4394 8/42 PC 4924; PRR 4924
AMTRAK 920 GG1 PRR/WH 4395 8/42 PC 4925; PRR 4925
AMTRAK 921 GG1 PRR/WH 4396 9/42 PC 4926; PRR 4926
AMTRAK 922 GG1 PRR/WH 4398 10/42 PC 4928; PRR 4928
AMTRAK 923 GG1 PRR/WH 4418 2/43 PC 4929; PRR 4929
AMTRAK 924 GG1 PRR/WH 4426 2/43 PC 4931; PRR 4931
AMTRAK 925 GG1 PRR/GE 4427 3/43 PC 4932; PRR 4932
AMTRAK 926 GG1 PRR/WH 4428 3/43 PC 4933; PRR 4933
AMTRAK 927 GG1 PRR/GE 4431 3/43 PC 4934; PRR 4934
AMTRAK 928 GG1 PRR/WH 4445 4/43 PC 4937; PRR 4937
AMTRAK 929 GG1 PRR/GE 4462 6/43 PC 4938; PRR 4938

 

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This archive was first accessed August 1996