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Posted 21 February 2021 - 11:53 AM

Not sure what this is exactly but it reminds of the Virginian EL2B with a shark body. A lot more wheel sets, but same general idea.
https://www.railarchive.net/wecbook/wec26.jpg

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Posted 21 February 2021 - 12:54 PM

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Some edits for Matt done here


The Virginan EL2B electric locomotives have been built by Baldwin Locomotive Works.

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Posted 21 February 2021 - 01:35 PM

Let's think, that would probably have been a TT1 in Pennsy speak. I would imagine that if one had finished up on the ground the folks with the job of getting it back on would not be 'appy - that's a lot of wheels to line up.

It almost looks like the product of one of those alcohol inspired "hang on, I've just had a great idea" moments. It would have made a UP 6900 look puny, probably just as well it didn't see the light of day.

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 05:58 PM

Why do I have an urge to model it? Give it my Allegheny Eastern paint scheme...

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-GyruD2Et9Iw/UOM2M7APlDI/AAAAAAAAAm4/-5rOTxexxLU/s1600/AllEastBF16.jpg

Yes, it does look exactly like a Pennsy paint scheme. Unlike the PRR, all AE diesels display the AE circle and 5 stripes. Drives the paint department nuts :-)


It would look something like this...
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/3c/46/55/3c4655e60fc34ceca33c9b3f8d9c4ac8.jpg

To borrow your designation, an TT1 class AC rectifier electric No 242. Labeled "Super Shark" by imaginary railfans.

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 06:27 PM

Another great example of "what might have been".

#1 I'd love to see a photo of that monster 'rounding Horseshoe Curve.

#2 I'd bet the TT1 would've never met a switch it couldn't split!

A concept that probably had NO practical use.

As we said in System Engineering: "Just because you CAN; doesn't mean you SHOULD"

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 04:08 PM

View Postkelticsylk, on 22 February 2021 - 05:58 PM, said:

To borrow your designation, an TT1 class AC rectifier electric No 242. Labeled "Super Shark" by imaginary railfans.
my emphasis

With all those axles it really would have represented a Mega-Lod-On the rails. ( Ouch! sorry - that pun slipped out - could not control myself )

Very interesting what you fellows can find....


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Posted Yesterday, 09:23 AM

The 'TT1' comes from the fact that the Pennsy 'T' class was a 4-4-4-4 and this locomotive is two of that wheel arrangement put together (4-4-4-4+4-4-4-4). In the same way, the 'G' class 4-6-0 lead to the 'GG1' for a 4-6-0+0-6-4.

I like the fact that the Allegheny Eastern has retained the original 5 stripe scheme applied to the Baldwin Cab Units (both Passenger and Freight), with no nose stripes.

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