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
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
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.