Does SIZE Matter?

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  1. MCL_RDG

    MCL_RDG Member

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    GG-1s are my most favorite locomotive in the world. Here's "yours truly" just moments from pure bliss- crossing the threshold!

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    Of course...

    ...when looking from the outside, you'd think theres room for a reception area, some plants, a two car garage, perhaps.

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    MCL_RDG Member

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    Just as you step inside...

    ...you meet a wall of wall!

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    On the right...

    ...is the outside skin of the cab compartment which runs the length of the cab from front to back between the windshields. there's an alley between the right and left sides of the locomotive. It's "H" shaped (to a T). There are doors in the alleyway to let you access the motor compartment and it traverses the length of the body. I didn't have a flashlight so I don't remember much except "black".

    Anyway, here's a closer shot of the cab stand.

    Mind you, I am 6'-3" and yes SIZE does matter- I couldn't walk down the narrow passage without twisting my shoulders sideways and take sidesteps.

    Pretty kewl- I always wanted to get inside of one of these- thanks to my friend Blake- we managed all 10 that were parked in Kearny, NJ at NJ Transits loco shop just after they were retired. The photos are dated Jan '84.

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    Very neat shots, Mark. A GG-1 in Tuscan 5-stripe. on NJ Transit! In 1984! Not PC or Amtrak Black!

    Jim:cool: :eek: :cool:
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    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Interesting photos MCL_RDG
    Where did you find the GG-1?
  7. Blake

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    Mark's memory is failing

    It was Port Elizabeth NJ, better known by CNJ fans as E-Port. Here are a couple more photos of Mark and his favorite beasts.

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    And a second.

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  9. MCL_RDG

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    See, I was right. it...

    ...was Port Elizabeth- just like I said!:eek:

    Mark

    By the way Jim, I believe that's a re-paint for the unit that's on display- I think at Hoboken?
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    well ant that a quinky dink there my most vavorite to i been in one in syraques ny
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    I love GG-1s and went inside the one on display in Altoona, PA. I was quite intrigued at the wall to wall cork flooring they used. At 6'2" 255lbs. I too found it quite cozy in there. Musta used ex jockeys for engineers.