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2330 Pennsylvania

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Production:  1950

History
The 2330 Pennsylvania GG1 Electric diesel was the second of several GG1 diesels produced by Lionel in the postwar era. When introduced by Lionel in 1950, it was the first postwar GG-1 to include dual motors and magnetraction -- an impressive upgrade from the prior 2332 GG-1 locomotive which lacked magnetraction and had a single motor.

The 2330 is a smooth running diesel. It is unfortunate this locomotive was only produced for a single year. With its dark green exterior paint and five horizontal gold stripes, it was a very realistic and prototypical locomotive compared to the real life counterpart.

Features
Standard features of the 2330 GG1 include: die-cast body paint dark green (known as Brunswick green), five gold stripes, small Pennsylvania railroad logo centered on each side, dual motors with magentraction, two pantographs, three-position E-unit, headlight at each end, operating horn, coil couplers plus running lights and an ornamental horn on each end.

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information
A common problem with all GG1 diesels is the lettering and side strips. Due to years of handling, it is quite common to find a GG1 with worn lettering and/or strips on each side near the center. Units with intact letters and strips will usually command a premium.

The length of a GG1 electric diesel is approximately 14" long (coupler to coupler).

Dark Green Body - Shown in the photo above - All 2330's are painted Brunswick green.

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