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Re: PC: GG1



I'll bet the engineers in the 30's loved them, though because they were
probably an improvement over steam!
Gary

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> From: Gene Fusco <genef -AT- strauss.co.symbios.com>
> To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
> Subject: Re: PC: GG1
> Date: Monday, September 29, 1997 11:21 AM
> 
> > >  It is openned to the public, however being 6' 3" I couldn't bend
myself in
> > >  such a way as to fit through the door into the cab easily.
> 
> When I still lived in New York, I had the opportunity to visit the
interior 
> of the GG1 at the State Fair grounds in Syracuse.  I'm 5'-9", and had a
> "crowded" feeling wandering the innards of that loco.  For something that
> large on the outside, there wasn't much room on the inside.
> 
> > >  How did the engineers fit in there? Also once in there I noticed it
to be
> > >  small and cramped.  They were nice looking on the outside but sure
> > >  uncomfortable inside.
> 
> Once you get to the operator's position, there is more room.  The
"hallways"
> and entry ways were small.  Visibility from the cab is *very* limited. No
> better than peering down the boiler of a K4s. :^)
> 
> > All the engineers were probably knicknamed "stumpy" :^).....
> 
> Or lumpy. (from bumping their heads)
> 
> 
>
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