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This is a backorder item and is not currently in stock.
It will be shipped when we receive it from the manufacturer and you will be charged at that time.
Date due: 01/31/2020

Kato #137-2005 PRR GG1 Brunswick Green 5-Stripe

Kato #137-2005   PRR GG1 Brunswick Green 5-Stripe
  • Manufacture: Kato
  • Category: Diesel Locomotive
  • Number: 137-2005
  • Scale: N
  • Price: $150.00
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Prototype Information:
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 GG½'s) and survives today as a testament to its time in both its unique Loewy-design and overwhelming performance.

Amtrak and Penn Central: Thanks to the long life and usefulness of the GG1, many outlived the PRR, finding themselves in Penn Central - and later in their life, Amtrak - paint. These locomotives were used in everything from freight service to pulling Amtrak Passenger trains.

Model Features:
PRR Units are designed to accompany the Kato Broadway Limited
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

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