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Am I the only GG1 fan?

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There are a lot of people that like them, and some of our forum members have even operated them in revenue service. They were simple, rugged engines that lasted far beyond the time they would be expected to be retired. Many of them had careers of a half century, so what's not to like?
Handsome no-frills design. Well engineered. Held a respectable segment of the history of electric traction motors that evolved through several AC frequencies, plus DC in the case of diesel-electric. Powerful, reliable (remember the Metroliners that didn't do well in snow?) and plenty fast for their day. Plus, I've ridden on passenger trains headed by GG1s.

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