GG-1 Electric Locomotive
GG-1 Electric Locomotive
GG-1 Electric Locomotive
GG-1 Electric Locomotive

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Article No. 37494
Gauge H0
Design type 1:87
Era III
Kind Electric Locomotives
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429,99 € UVP, incl. Tax
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Model: The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It has controlled high-efficiency propulsion, centrally mounted. 4 axles powered in each power truck. Traction tires. The locomotive has 2 power trucks and 2 pilot trucks and can negotiate sharp curves. LEDs are used for the lighting. The headlights and the cab lighting will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The locomotive has large American design pantographs. Length over the couplers...

Model: The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It has controlled high-efficiency propulsion, centrally mounted. 4 axles powered in each power truck. Traction tires. The locomotive has 2 power trucks and 2 pilot trucks and can negotiate sharp curves. LEDs are used for the lighting. The headlights and the cab lighting will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The locomotive has large American design pantographs. Length over the couplers 28 cm / 11".

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Product info

The car set to go with this locomotive can be found in the Märklin H0 assortment under item number 43616. A wider wiper for the pantograph may be necessary for operation under catenary mounted in a zigzag pattern or bent to follow a curve. A suitable wiper set is available as a spare part: item number 231802.

Publications

- New items brochure 2017

Prototype information

37494 – Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) GG1 In 1933, the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) had a completely new electric locomotive designed for fast heavy passenger train service on its flagship route New York - Washington that was electrified at the start of 1935 – the GG1. A first prototype was built by August of 1934 as a 4-6-6-4 unit at General Electric (GE). It had two powered trucks, each with a two-axle pilot truck. Power transmission from the traction motor to the wheel set was done with a...

37494 – Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) GG1 In 1933, the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) had a completely new electric locomotive designed for fast heavy passenger train service on its flagship route New York - Washington that was electrified at the start of 1935 – the GG1. A first prototype was built by August of 1934 as a 4-6-6-4 unit at General Electric (GE). It had two powered trucks, each with a two-axle pilot truck. Power transmission from the traction motor to the wheel set was done with a reduction gearbox and a Westinghouse spring drive in which two 288 kilowatt / 386 horsepower GEA-627-A1 electric motors drove each wheel set. The prototype had a streamlined body with a center cab and was impressive at high speeds. On November 10, 1934, the PRR ordered 57 more GG1 units whose locomotive bodies were reworked by the famous industrial designer Raymond Loewy. General Electric built 14 regular production units in Erie and 18 were built in PRR's shops in Altoona. Final assembly of the remaining 25 GG1 units was done in Altoona with electrical components from Westinghouse and running gear from Baldwin Locomotive Works in Eddystone. Another 81 units of this exceptionally elegant, beautifully shaped American electric locomotive were built between 1937 and 1943 in Altoona. With their steam boilers for car heating, the GG1 locomotives were in fact thought of as passenger locomotives, but they could also be used to pull freight trains. Their gear reduction was designed however for fast passenger train service. As the GG1 units aged and newer types of locomotives became available, many of the GG1 locomotives ended up in freight train service and were equipped with special gearing for this purpose. Starting in 1955 the PRR equipped a large number of GG1 locomotives with large air intakes on the end areas. In the same year, three locomotives (4866, 4872, and 4880) were given a special but short-lived paint scheme in silver with broad red stripes for the "Congressional Limited" deluxe trains just modernized for service between New York and Washington. On February 1, 1968, the PRR merged with its archrival of many years, the New York Central Railroad, to form Penn Central (PC), which had to file for bankruptcy as early as 1970. The different successor companies Amtrak (40 units), Conrail (75), and NJ Transit (13) divided the 128 units of the GG1 fleet among themselves. At least 16 locomotives of this class with its beautiful shape are preserved as museum pieces, but none of them is operational.

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Features

) Metal frame and locomotive body.
c Digital locomotives with high-efficiency propulsion. Maximum speed and acceleration / delay are adjustable. Special motor with electronically enhanced load compensation or a compact bellshaped armature. Can be operated with Märklin transformers, in the Märklin Delta system or in the Märklin Digital system. One controllable auxiliary function (function), when the locomotive is being run in the Digital system.
e Digital decoder with up to 9 digitally controlled functions, which can be operated with the 60652 or 60651 Mobile Station. Up to 5 functions, which can be operated with the 6021 Control Unit. Equipped for up to 16 functions with future controllers. The functions present depend on how the locomotive is equipped.
§ DCC decoder
h Built-in sound effects circuit.
B Single headlights that change over with the direction of travel.
i Power supply can be switched to operated from catenary.
U Märklin close couplers in standard pocket with guide mechanism.
3 Era 3
Y

Warning

ATTENTION: adults only

Digital Functions

Control Unit Mobile Station Mobile Station 2 Central Station 1/2* Central Station 3
Headlight(s)
Long distance headlights
Electric locomotive op. sounds
Horn
Direct control
Engineer’s cab lighting
Blower motors
Bell
Cab Radio
Sound of squealing brakes off
Sound of Couplers Engaging
Rail Joints

* New features of the Central Station 2 (Part No. 60213, 60214 or 60215) with the software update 4.2