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We have renamed our podcast to match the new branding of our blog.
“Lubetkin on Communications” better captures the goal of our blog
and podcast series, which is to provide a forum for discussion of
important communications and public relations issues with newsmakers in the field.
But in this episode, we depart from our coverage
of public relations to chat with an old friend, David Kwechansky of Toronto, about the most famous
electric locomotive in railroading history, the GG-1.
David commissioned Grif Teller, the Pennsylvania Railroad’s
legendary calendar artist, to paint the image above for David’s
Then he got a bright idea.
Wouldn’t it be cool to ask NJ Transit for a ride
on that exact GG-1 locomotive?
I was doing public
relations for Conrail. Conrail was the contract operator of
commuter rail service for NJ Transit in New Jersey when I was
assigned to make the arrangements for David’s engine ride. David’s
journey to New Jersey to ride GG-1
#4884 and pick up his painting from Grif Teller’s Little Falls, NJ,
studio were the subject of an extensive article in Trains
Magazine in December 1981.
Three years later, “PodWife” Judy and I got to
ride in the cab of GG-1 #4877 when NJ Transit sponsored a special
railfan excursion to celebrate the retirement of the last GG-1 from
regular rail service. There were several railfan rides on October
29, 1983, but Judy and I were lucky enough to be in the cab on the
very last run of the day…and I had a microcassette recorder with me
to capture some of the sounds – decades before podcasting became
Listen to the podcast here:
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