The LNER A4 is the greatest land vehicle of all time and you can't convince me otherwise.
>>1319430One of the best and fastest steam engines.
>>1319430You can't tell me this isn't an aesthetic.
>>1319592>aestheticexcept for the ugly livery
>>1319430OK. Thank you for the information.
Sophisticated streamliner versus frontier workhorse.
CPR 374, the first Canadian engine to travel coast to coast, beside a Royal Hudson. King George VI allowed the CPR to use the term after Royal Hudson after number 2850 transported the royal train across Canada with no need of replacement.>>1319737shes pretty
>>1319770gah ... forgot pic
374 at Expo 86
>>1319638>except for half the reason it's such a beloved piece of history
>>1319916>Aesthetics = History ???Elaborate foamer.
>>1320097The locomotive I used for the Thread is Mallard, in the Livery it wore when it broke a World Record.
>>1320097You discarded an element it's beloved for? also the name "mallard" blue is fairly appropriate for such nickname.
>>1319430>these THICC steel tyres tho
>>1319430PRR T1 is cooler
>>1320374But that livery is ugly.
>>1319430It's got amazing lines. I read Gresley was inspired by a Bugatti railcar and with that in mind you can see the automotive heritage in the design. Easily the most elegant class of streamlined locomotives.
>>1319737What is it about the 19th. Century Baldwin/Rogers look that is so aesthetic?
>>1319430A4s are good, but the P2 pulled off that streamlining better, the A4s just look squished by comparison
>>1325785You say that when the B17/5 exists
>>1325785They look good. They look really good - but they don't have the airfoil shaped fairing over the wheels which I think is an important element of the design.
>Ugly as sin dystopic workhorse>Expression of a state at war>Hyper material efficient> Powerful engine
>>1327033The type 12 even inspired a pretty cool book.
>>1323000God why did they add those god ugly smoke detectors.
>>1327033>>1327034nice career engine
>>1327033The crew poking out of the cab is humorous to me.