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Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, a world class museum of railroad history in Strasburg, PA.

Special Exhibit Series

The Museum regularly hosts exhibits depicting railroad art and photography as well as related railroad materials. These are typically presented in the second floor gallery and run for a number of months.

Railroads not only have attracted many fans, but have drawn the attention of skilled artists and photographers.

Current Exhibit

GG1 No. 4800

4800 in service.

Saturday, April 25, 2015 through Thursday, December 31, 2015.

This locomotive was the first in a series of highly successful electric locomotives used on what is now the Northeast Corridor and the line west to Harrisburg.

In RR Museum Yard.

From 1934 to 1943, the Pennsylvania Railroad acquired 139 GG1 locomotives. Probably the best-known of the class is the first, No. 4800, affectionately known as "Old Rivets," seen above at an earlier time in the Museum yard. It is now slated for restoration.

4800 in special paint.

No. 4800 has had a long history and has seen many changes to its appearance, as seen above while in service. This exhibit will survey the career of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania's own No. 4800 through photographs and artifacts.

Listed as nationally significant and eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, No. 4800 was designated a "National Engineering Landmark" by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 1983.

The museum also houses No. 4935, a fully restored GG1, now on display in Railroaders Hall. Old Rivets is next in line at the museum for cosmetic restoration, once work on PRR No. 460 is complete. Donations to assist in the restoration of Old Rivets are welcome and may be made here.

Regular Museum hours. Included in the regular Museum admission.

 
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    Grif Teller
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    DLW Service
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    Ranulph Bye
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    Ranulph Bye
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Previous Exhibits
  (Oldest First)  
  Ted Rose Paintings and Photographs  
  Grif Teller, PRR Calendar Artist.  
  Ranulph Bye, Watercolor Artist.  
  Train Wrecks.  
  Food and Railroads.  
  Railroad Bridges.  
  Photography from American Railway Fairs.  
  Famous Passenger Trains.  
  150 Years of RR Photography.  
  History of the Strasburg Railroad  
  Energy, Innovation & Impact  
  Trains in Motion  
  Rail Traffic Control: Managing the Crossroads of Commerce  
  Role of Railroads In PA During the Civil War  
  Photos of Contemporary Railroading  
  Dining Cars  
Also of Interest
  Museum Events Calendar.  
  Roster of Historic Rolling Stock.  
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