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PRR GG-1 on FDR Funeral train

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PRR GG-1 on FDR Funeral train
Posted by gbdesigns on Monday, December 25, 2023 11:20 AM

Does anyone know the number fo the GG-1 that pulled FDR's funeral train from Washington D.C. to NYC?

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Posted by BigJim on Monday, January 8, 2024 11:24 AM

If I remember correctly, there was an article (maybe two parts?) in "The Keystone" a number of years ago detailing the trip. You might be able to contact the PRRHS to get a backcopy.

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Posted by wjstix on Monday, January 8, 2024 12:59 PM

Apparently it was the 1st one, no. 4800. 

"According to the North America Railway Hall of Fame, “Old Rivets” pulled FDR’s funeral train during the DC-to-Hyde Park leg of the journey in April 1945"

However, of course, the PRR only did the DC to NYC part. From there, the train went on the New Haven a short distance, and then the rest of the way on the New York Central.

https://livingnewdeal.org/sites/pennsylvania-railroad-4800-locomotive-old-rivets-strasburg-pa/

 

Stix

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