PRR T1 LOCOMOTIVE RESURRECTION
REENGINEERING & CAD DESIGN
The PRR T1 represents the pinnacle of steam locomotive design in the U.S. These locomotives had the capability of achieving speeds in excess of 120 mph. Unfortunately, all of the 52 T1 locomotives in existence met the same fate: the scrapper’s torch. JAKTOOL was tasked with taking historical plans and creating modern plans for manufacturing.
Redesigning Historical Plans to Modern Specs
- The T1 Trust was formed to recreate one of these historical masterpieces to provide mainline steam excursion service, and to set the World Speed Record for a steam locomotive
- JAKTOOL was tasked with recreating the locomotive’s cab within CAD and supporting the design transfer back to manufacturing
- Unique to the cab is the all-aluminum construction, an effort that showcases lightened materials
RESULT: JAKTOOL successfully completed the cab’s engineering to the Trust’s satisfaction.