Lionel pw-2332 black gg-1
BLACK GG-1 5 STRIPE
|The story of the black GG-1's (with gold stripes) is that they were painted only during the 2nd shiift of the 1st night of production. The night plant manager and supervisor came in, saw the new 2332 Green GG-1's that were built on the 1st shift, said they are black on the real railroad (The Pennsy didn't have time to wash them often in 1947) and they agreed to change the color to black. The next day the factory decided not to repaint these so they went down the assmbly line on the 2nd night of production. About 480 were made that night (1 per minute for 8 hours). Black G's with silver stripes were made later. A thing to behold in 1947, one motor with 2 ball bearings and runs soooo nice and quiet. Black painted die-cast body with five rubber stamped stripes, gold rubber stamped lettering, small PRR keystone marking centered at upper quarter of sides, small keystone nose decal numbered '2332' at each end, headlight lens, running lights, and ornamental horn each end, two pantographs, single angle-mounted motor, no magnetraction, three position E-unit, light both ends, AC vibrator horn, operating coil couplers.
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