The T1 Trust Program / "Build" of the PRR T1's
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While I am positive that ninety percent of the population here already knows about such a thing, unusual as it may seem.
For those who are knowledgeable of the various rolling stock of the Pennsylvania Railroad, the T1's were their last steam locomotives built and the most controversial. They were ambitious, technologically sophisticated, powerful, fast, and distinctively streamlined by Raymond Loewy.
As some have stated, the locomotive is claimed to be capable to run at speeds over 140mph, (225 km/h) almost two times that of the record set by LNER Class A4 "Mallard".
Unfortunately, all T1 locomotives were sold for scrap between 1951 and late 1955. The last engines were towed westward for scrapping in early 1956.
However, a non-profit group known as "The T1 Trust" plans to build an all-new, fully operational T1 using the original plans with subtle performance improvements where necessary. Their goal is apparently to provide mainline steam excursion service, and to set the World Speed Record for a steam locomotive.
So I ask of you, what are your thoughts/opinions upon such a funding program?
Do you believe it can be done?
Do you believe they can break the land speed record for a steam locomotive?
If so, than what after?
>Implying that hundreds of angry Britfags will be ready to strangle them at any moments notice if it actually happens.
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Is this bike worth $500?
> Medium frame, full suspension 29er, Salsa Spearfish. Rock Shox Reba front, Rock Shox Monarch in the back. SRAM X9, Elixr 3 hydraulic brakes.Crank Brothers seat, seat post, bars & stem.