||CR "Ol' Rivets," GG-1, 1976
||Here is a postal card entitled "'Ol' Rivets' gussied-up for Bicentennial." No Postmark. Caption On Reverse: "Called 'Ol' Rivets' because she was the first GG-1 built by the Pennsylvania RR, and the only one with riveted seams. Designer Raymond Loewy called for smooth, welded seams in the subsequent 139 copies. This view is from 1976. She now resides, wearing dignified vintage paint, in a proper museum." The photographer is not identified. #4800 is a GG-1 (2-C-C-2) built by General Electric as number "4899" during August of 1934, renumbered "4800" in November of 1934, rated at 4,620 horsepower, and presently on display at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg.
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||Thomas C. Ayers
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