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TRIUMPHS IN TECHNOLOGY: The T1 by Innov8ional TRIUMPHS IN TECHNOLOGY: The T1 by Innov8ional
This poster is the first in my series TRIUMPHS IN TECHNOLOGY. This particular piece highlights the Pennsy T1 - the fastest production steam locomotive in history. This impressive locomotive was capable of hauling 16 loaded passenger cars at a mind-blowing 135mph! The locomotive was one of a series of speed locomotives designed by the famed Raymond Lowey.

This piece was illustrated using: Adobe Illustrator.
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elr79655 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Happy 120th Birthday, Monsieur Lowey!
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squirrelkinns Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Except for the fact of forward valve-port shockwaves setting up in the back-cylinder feed pipes causing the rear units to temporarily loose power thus letting the front units to loose traction. They required the hand of a skilled 'throttle jock' to minimize this problem, and it was not unusual to have them cruise along at 110+mph with a full train behind.
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Kerl-of-Fox-County Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great image!
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Innov8ional Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Hey, thank you very much. I appreciate it.
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Kerl-of-Fox-County Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You're most welcome!
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Innov8ional Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
Are you a fan of art deco? Or trains? Both?
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Kerl-of-Fox-County Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
A little of both! Trains first and foremost, but I can appreciate the appeal of the other :-)

And the T1 is just such a spectacular engineering statement, even if it was too little too late for steam when it arrived.
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Innov8ional Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Tragic how the entire shark-nose series arrived way too late: The T1, the Q1, Q2. The Q2 was amongst the most powerful engines in history
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Kerl-of-Fox-County Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Aye, it is a shame! I think all countries and companys have "Might have been" engines that had great potential but either weren't built or arrive to late... :-(

I didn't know that much about the Qs' until recently, but they certainly seem to be imposing creatures. Would have loved to have seen one in action!
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Gelgoog328 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't think T1's ever went to New York and Philly. Curves were and are too tight for them and they were mainly a Lines West engine, meaning west of Pittsburgh.
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