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PRR T1 by DragonWolfACe PRR T1 by DragonWolfACe
The PRR T1, also know as the 4-4-4-4 Duplex was perhaps one of the fastest steam engines ever developed. They were nicknamed Sharks with their nose design. They look fast even when sitting still. They where made to run and that they did. Their top speed was 120MPH and some unconfirmed reports have them pushing 140MPH. They could run Chicago to Harrisburg without having to stop for coal or water.

But they where flawed, at slow speeds their second driver would slipped uncontrollably until the engineer could get a hold of it. PRR, in its over zealous pride tried to develop an engine at the end of the steam era that would trump proven designed locomotives, specifically the 4-8-4 Northern.

Ultimately it is this engine that started the Pennsy down the road to ruin. It took nearly 20 years but their pride eventually got the better of them. Worse yet, to save the company they merged with their arch rival and formed Penn Central. That was a disaster from the start.

Either way, it is a sharp locomotive.
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Sonic10160 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
Did the original T1's have a split regulator for each set of drivers or was it one for all?
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DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Split, I think.
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Zephyr4501 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
A T1 Duplex is being designed! She will be known as PRR 5550! YAY 
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DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, and here is hoping that it happens!
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Zephyr4501 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
Here, here! :cheers: 
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XXtraPrince Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
The guys at the Pennsylvania and the New York Central were conditioned to view each other as The Enemy; in retrospect, it was unrealistic to expect their merger to succeed.

By the way, back in the seventies, I had some "Twentieth Century Limited" cigarette papers printed up and marketed them in head shops in Texas and Louisiana.  They sold like hotcakes!  I didn't get rich but I didn't lack for drinkin' dough either....
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elr79655 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
I wonder what Raymond Lowey thought if he knew the T1s were sent to the scrap heap.  To have something that you played a part in making destroyed after such a short existence, is something nobody wants to go through.
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railguy365 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you know that a fully operational replica of a T1 is in the works?
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elr79655 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
Source please?
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railguy365 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Trains Magazine's News Wire

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