Pennsylvania Shark

Written by Cale Leiphart on Sep 28, 2009 in - 0 Comments

At the risk of stroking Anthony Sava's ego I bring you his latest Steam Engine.

The Pennsylvania Railroad T1

Pennsy T1

The Pennsy T1 was in my opinion one of the finest looking streamlined steam engines to ride the rails. The T1 was the Pennsylvania's last steam passenger locomotive and one of their last eforts to buck the diesel trend and build a modern high performance steam locomotive. The engine fetured styling by famed industrial designer Raymond Lowey and a unique duplex drive. Though they were plagued by high maintenance costs and wheel slippage they were truly a sight to behold. Unfortunately the T1 lost its battle to the diesels before all the problems could be worked out and none made it into preservation. But they continue to capture the imagination to this day.

Anthony's model is the finest LEGO T1 I've seen yet. This is an engine I planing to build myself at some point and it will be hard to out do his efforts. All she needs now is a Broadway Limited string tied to her tail. You can see more including in progress build photos on Anthony's Flickr gallery.

Pennsy Shark

Cale

About the Author

Cale

Cale Leiphart lives in York Pennsylvania and is a veteran LEGO steam builder and founding member of the Pennsylvania LEGO Users Group. His main interest is modeling steam era railroads in the North Eastern US, in particular those local to his home town of York. Outside of LEGO and trains he enjoys video games, old cars, and collecting farm toys.

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