Interesting post, LIRR-, I have wondered if any GG1's survived, and if any survivors were operational. Where are they stored, and are any of them museum-bound?
NO preserved GG1 is operational. The transformers were removed and the carbodies had to be flushed to remove any trace of PCB's (polychlorinated biphenyl, not printed circuit boards...)
By the way, my favorite is Brunswick green single stripe.