CR 4800 Harrisburg, PA 5-22-1977

CR 4800 Harrisburg, PA 5-22-1977


Harrisburg stationHarrisburg, PA
United States

Returning from our first trip to Altoona where hundreds of railfans gathered to see Reading 4-8-4 #2101 round Horseshoe Curve, my friend and I came across a gem resting at the Harrisburg engine terminal.

CR GG-1 4800 was resting with sister GG-1's and other former PC electrics in her wild Bicentennial paint scheme! 

Kodachrome 64 film, a guess at exposure time, and station lights for lighting made for an interesting image of "Old Rivets."

Just over a year before, on April 12, 1976, the Harrisburg paint shop had added the colorful scheme.  Sadly, 4800 was the only GG-1 Conrail deemed worthwhile to repaint into full Conrail colors.  All of the other almost ageless CR GG-1's remained in grimy black until their retirement in 1979.


Photo By: 
Alan Page
Photo Date: 
Conrail Road Number(s): 
CR 4800


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