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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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SAR500 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  New member
Come over in about April May Fall (autumn here) or September October (Spring here) would be better,
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SAR500 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  New member
Seeing we get very dry and hot we don't run much steam in the summer months down here, it more the maintenance months   
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DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I didnt find that out until all the plans where made. Ooooh well!
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SAR500 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  New member
Now to wait until she steams then over the border to South Australia I go (I live in Victoria)
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DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmm, little do you know I spent a month in the land of Oz, NSW, Vic, and SA. Have yet to share them pics. Sadly no steam ran the month I was there, Feb...
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SAR500 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 12, 2014  New member
We've got a 4-8-4 inspired by  that one machine  its a SAR 520
  www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRKyUm…

and she going to be restored to La la la la 
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DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Still better than the P1!
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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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