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OLDE TRAINS - STRANGE ART DECO DESIGN 1939 LOCOMOTIVE - RAYMOND LOEWY DESIGN

Raymond Loewy design. The streamlined Art Deco styled shell of the locomotive was designed by Raymond Loewy. The S1 was completed January 31, 1939 and was assigned locomotive number 6100. It was the largest express passenger locomotive ever constructed, with an overall length was 140 feet 2 inches (42.74 m). At 77 feet (23 m) long and a weight of 97,600 pounds (44.3 t), the cast steel locomotive bed plate made by General Steel Castings was the largest single-piece casting ever made for a locomotive application.
The boiler unit for the S1 was the largest built by the Pennsylvania Railroad. The six-wheel leading and trailing trucks were added, as the locomotive's design became too heavy for four-wheel units. However, the locomotive was still overweight by a significant margin. The final construction cost for the S1 was $669,780.00.
 

OLDE TRAINS - STRANGE ART DECO DESIGN 1939 LOCOMOTIVE - RAYMOND LOEWY DESIGN






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