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PRR and Long Island Railroad G5's 0-6-0



History:  The G5s Ten-Wheelers were built in 1923 at Juniata Shops to replace the Eight-Wheelers that were currently being used in suburban areas at that time. They were very similar to the E6s Atlantic, its only difference being an alteration in a running gear.
The G-5 was a high acceleration suburban passenger service loco.

The G5s had 24" x 28" cylinders, 68" drivers, used 205 pounds of pressure, weighed 237,000 pounds, and could a haul a load weighing up to 41,328 pounds.

By 1929, class G5s was the chief one and only 4-6-0 representative. G5s turned out to be the heaviest and most powerful 4-6-0 class ever built. Ninety more of these locomotives were produced in Juniata between the years of 1923 and 1925, for use on Pennsylvania Railroad lines. The first G5 to be manufactured at the Juniata Shops was number 987, plate No. 3769. These engines were built with superheaters and power reverse gear and were hand fired, but never had stokers or feedwater heaters installed.

An unusual trait of this class was pilot-mounted air resevoir tanks. Some engines had this feature, while others did not. Tenders utilized by this locomotive could carry 8,300 gallons of water and sixteen tons of coal.

Complete Kit and Accessories:  The locomotive and tender complete kit has all of the parts to build a working model. You may wish to add your own details or purchase our "Super Detail Kit" if available. Some models have an optional painted engineer and fireman, smoke unit kit and other assemblies available as optional equipment to compliment your kit-building needs.

Part #DescriptionPrice
1-100650  G-5 PRR & Long Island Kit * n.a.
1-100660  G-5 Super Detail Kit * n.a.
1-100662  Engineer & Fireman with Backplate * n.a.
1-100663   Assembled Piping * n.a.
1-100514  Operating Headlight * n.a.

Kit Components and Replacement Parts:  The following parts are listed in order to identify parts in your kit or to replace parts that have been lost, damaged or simply worn out.  This is not a complete list of all of the individual parts available for this model - please call Bowser with your specific requirements if you cannot find the parts you need.  You may also use our on-line catalog to find parts by description.  Please note that part numbers with a price of "Call Us" may be part of an assembly and may not be available as a separate purchase item.
Part #DescriptionPrice
1-100651  Side Rod Kit (included in G-5 Kit) * n.a.
1-100652  Boiler, Frame, Drivers, Tender, Trucks (included in G-5 Kit) * n.a.
1-100653  Miscellaneous Kit (included in G-5 Kit) * n.a.
1-100654  Lead Truck Kit (included in G-5 Kit) * n.a.
1-100656  Casting Kit (included in G-5 Kit) * n.a.
1-100658   Frame Drivers & Cylinder (included in G-5 Kit) * n.a.
1-100661   Cab Back Plate (included in G-5 Kit) * n.a.
1-100669   4-6-0 Mechanism Kit (included in G-5 Kit) * n.a.
1-100670   G-5 Instructions (included in G-5 Kit) * n.a.


  Prototype 
  Specifications
  Model
  Specifications
  Cylinders 24" x 28"
  Engine weight 237,000 lbs.
  Tractive effort 41,328 lbs.
  Drivers 68"
  Engine height 14' 11-1/8"
  Engine length 38' 2-7/8"
  Engine height 2-1/16"
  Engine weight 1 lb. 4-1/2oz.
  Length with Tender 10"
  Minimum Radius 18"
  Power DC-71
  Drivers 69"
  Color Brunswick Green


Assembly- Exploded View Drawings
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Boiler & Mechanism Boiler


Prototype Photos
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