GG1 Electric Diesel
1947 - 1949

Page Last Updated 1/18/15

The 2332 Pennsylvania GG1 Electric diesel was the first of several GG1 diesels produced by Lionel in the postwar era. At the time of its introduction in 1947, it was the ultimate Lionel engine. Besides being the first postwar Lionel diesel, its heavy die-cast body and impressive looks made the GG1 an immediate success.

The 2332 is a smooth running diesel. However, with the lack of Magnetraction and a heavy die-cast shell, this single motor diesel has limited pulling power. Subsequent Lionel models of the GG1 were all equipped with dual Magnetraction motors. Nevertheless, the 2332 is still a desirable locomotive.

Standard features of the 2332 GG1 include: die-cast body paint dark green (known as Brunswick green), five gold stripes, small Pennsylvania railroad logo centered on each side, single motor, 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.

Another area of interest is the horn. The horn on the 2332 is unlike other postwar diesel horn. When operating properly, the horn sounds like a metal box with something 'rattling around inside'. Lionel attempted to duplicate the real-life sound -- and to a certain degree it was successfully -- however it simply sounded terrible from a toy train point of view. This version of the horn was discontinued on future GG1s.

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

Black Body - For a brief part of the 1947 production run, the 2332 was produced in black. This is a rare version to locate.
Dark Green Body - Shown in the photo above - For the remainder of 1947 and continuing until 1949, ther 2332 was produced in Brunswick green. Because the Brunswick green color is so dark, it is common to confuse a Brunswick green version with a black version.

2332 Pennsylvania GG1 Electric
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Variation Years .Box TypeYears
Black Body 1947:~ ~ ~ ~~
Dark Green Body 1947 - 1949:~ ~ ~ ~~

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2332 Pennsylvania GG1 Electric
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All Aboard Train Shoppe6$436.00Now available for sale is a clean, complete postwar GG-1 locomotive. This loco has been completely cleaned, serviced, tested and works great. The lights work properly, the motor runs nice and smooth and the e-unit cycles properly.
All Aboard Train Shoppe6$471.00Up for sale is an original postwar GG-1. This diesel has been cleaned, serviced, tested and works great. There is no rust nor oxidation on the locomotive.
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Historical Sales
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All Aboard Train Shoppe7$850.00Mon Aug 6 21:58:56 2012 Now available is one of the hardest GG-1's to locate: the 2330. This locomotive was only produced for a single year, 1950, which was Lionel's Lionel's Golden Anniversary. This diesel has been cleaned, serviced, tested and works great.
All Aboard Train Shoppe6$930.00Sun Mar 22 08:59:15 2015 Now available is the ultra rare black GG-1 from early 1947. This diesel has been cleaned, serviced, tested and is ready to run or display. The exterior paint and stripes are original. There is no rust on this locomotive.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7$795.00Wed Jul 31 06:12:11 2013 This is an all-original postwar locomotive with nice side lettering and numbers and most of the side stripes. This diesel has been cleaned, serviced, tested and works great. The pantographs are original postwar parts.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7/OB$1250.00Mon Jan 19 17:58:50 2015 Now available is a nice, clean, complete early GG-1 with its original box, insert, instructions and wrapping material! This locomotive looks great and can be displayed or a runner on your layout.
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