None of The Pennsylvania Railroad's T1 passenger locomotives made it into preservation.  Perhaps they were the wrong technological fix at the dawn of the diesel age, or perhaps the cash-strapped, formerly Standard Railroad of the World, couldn't maintain them properly.

There's a serious effort under way to build a new locomotive using the T1 plans, and the current fundraising effort is to finance two boiler courses.  The nose, cab, and one driving axle are to hand, as is a coast-to-coast tender reclaimed from work train service.

Don't buy your tickets for the Admiral or Trail Blazer just yet, dear reader, the plans are to have a finished locomotive in 2030 or so.

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