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Thread: Any demand for a PRR Q2 4-4-6-4?

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    Default Any demand for a PRR Q2 4-4-6-4?

    Ok,

    Out of curiousity, is there any demand for a version of one of PRR's successful freight odities, the Q2 4-4-6-4 Duplex? Just curious.
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    Default RE: Any demand for a PRR Q2 4-4-6-4?

    Do I want a locomotive of nearly 8000hp?! Are you kidding?!! You shouldn't even have to ask, I'll take one on the spot! Add it to my order for the T-1 and the BP-20's.

    I'm gonna have so much fun dragging Dash-9's around backwards with this thing!

    http://www.byz.org/~morven/Railway32...R-Q1-early.gif
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    http://www.byz.org/~morven/Railway32...PRR-BP60x2.png

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    Default RE: Any demand for a PRR Q2 4-4-6-4?

    yeah that would be awsome. i find these things interesting, the different number of driving wheels for the different cylinders. the wheel arrangement is the same thing as the last four digits as my phone # (4-4-6-4. but i didn't think these engines were that successful, or was that the 4-4-4-4, hmmmmmm............

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    Default RE: Any demand for a PRR Q2 4-4-6-4?

    On the success notes,

    The Q2 was the more successful of the two, as unlike the T-1's issues with violent slippage within the front set of four drivers, the builders at altoona found a cure in the form of electronic antislip, which would decrease power from the slipping wheels.

    The T-1, whose design was created specifically for Passenger and later mail and express trains, could possibly have been cured if the units had featured this stystem to begin with.

    The Q2, was the freight counterpart. More of a 2-10-4 with its drivers split into two groups, the lead one a grouping of four, and the second a set of six, featured smaller 67" Drivers that gave decent power output for muscling heavy freights.

    While successful in their own right, the onslaught of Dieselization, and the uniqueness of the design, plus the combination of the limited operating locations that could handle this behemoth, quickly placed the writing on the wall.

    All the Q2's built between 1945 and 1948, were stored and scrapped by 1952.

    Thomas J Pearce

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    Default RE: Any demand for a PRR Q2 4-4-6-4?

    Depending upon who you ask, the T1 was a successful design. Reportedly, the troubles began when the union guys discovered that a single crew on a single T1 would take the place of a pair of crews on a pair of K4s locomotives.


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    Default RE: Any demand for a PRR Q2 4-4-6-4?

    Ok guys,

    Just a slight tip off. Keep an eye on the Locomotive Design forums for the next day or two... There "Might" be a little surprise there...
    Thomas J Pearce

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    Default RE: Any demand for a PRR Q2 4-4-6-4?

    I want 2 or 3 of them. Just out of curosity is there a 6-8-6 turbine or a new model of the PRR S-2 Steam Turbine?

    Let me see there was the

    T-1
    Q-1
    Q-2
    S-1
    S-2
    the 6-8-6 #6200

    Ok what did I miss out of these unique locomotives?

    Ps Was there ever a T-2?


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    Default RE: Any demand for a PRR Q2 4-4-6-4?

    of course. I truly am not a huge pennsy fan but I love odd and extreme steam locomotives so put me in for one.

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    Default RE: Any demand for a PRR Q2 4-4-6-4?

    How about a PRR 2-10-4

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    Default RE: Any demand for a PRR Q2 4-4-6-4?

    I would like one.

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