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 Post subject: Leviathan livery change
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:30 am 

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It’s official. Our 4-4-0 Leviathan locomotive will be re-named and numbered to interpret the original locomotive that pulled Lincoln’s funeral train from Harrisburg to Philadelphia, stopping in Elizabethtown on April 22, 1865. New livery will be Pennsylvania Railroad, No.331. The story of our replica locomotive will always include its original interpretation of a Central Pacific locomotive built in 1868 for the Transcontinental Railroad project.


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 Post subject: Re: Leviathan livery change
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:45 pm 

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Great news. Will be very interesting to see how this property develops. Looking forward to getting photographs of the Leviathan with the Funeral Car one day.


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 Post subject: Re: Leviathan livery change
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:57 am 

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Interesting project! I assume that the other rolling stock (except for the "United States" replica) would also be lettered for the Pennsylvania Railroad?

Also, are there any plans to alter look of the locomotive (stack, pilot, headlamp, etc) to more closely match the historic photos of the 331?


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 Post subject: Re: Leviathan livery change
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:52 pm 

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Kevin, me thinks the lettering and number change is about it. Maybe down the road the owner might want to. Its a major project just getting the railroad built and in operation.

No decisions have been made about what goes up on the letter boards of the coaches.

The official name of our railroad is the Harrisburg, Lincoln & Lancaster. Which is a nod to the original name of the railroad that this lone was built as: Harrisburg, Portsmouth, Mt. Joy & Lancaster R.R.


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 Post subject: Re: Leviathan livery change
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:46 pm 

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Just tying some threads together.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=41245

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 Post subject: Re: Leviathan livery change
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:09 pm 

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HistoricRail1863 wrote:
Kevin, me thinks the lettering and number change is about it. Maybe down the road the owner might want to. It's a major project just getting the railroad built and in operation.


That's quite understandable, there's no rush for that just yet.

At the same time, those additional changes look pretty minimal. The stack, bell bracket, pilot, and maybe the cover for the steam dome would be about it--and the result would look VERY close.

Photo source:

https://locomotive.fandom.com/wiki/Leviathan

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 Post subject: Re: Leviathan livery change
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:20 pm 

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And, of course, new paint... I believe Kurt Bell from the PA State Archives has already supplied PRR paint data of the period. Either way, if further cosmetic changes are in the works for this beauty, I would definitely be interested in lending a hand.


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 Post subject: Re: Leviathan livery change
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:38 am 

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While looking for other photos of PRR 331, I came across this item from 2015. There are a couple of other photos of the 331 here that may be of interest.

https://www.wvncrails.org/lincoln-funer ... ative.html


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 Post subject: Re: Leviathan livery change
PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:42 am 

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Trying to keep all this together.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=41245

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=43219

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=43245


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 Post subject: Re: Leviathan livery change
PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:08 am 

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Just some material to add to the record, courtesy of the Facebook page "Pre-1895 Railroads and Steam Engines:"

Baldwin built PRR 332, sister to No. 331, which was one of the locomotives assigned to Lincoln's funeral train.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater

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And a color illustration by John Ott, featuring a slightly earlier locomotive and illustrating, as near as can be determined, the correct colors for a locomotive on this road in this era.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater

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 Post subject: Re: Leviathan livery change
PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:53 pm 

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Actually, since the #331 was delivered in March, 1865, it would have still had its Baldwin paint instead of PRR repaint colors. Thanks to guys like Randy Hees, we're lucky enough to have the Baldwin paint notebooks from that time. I'll just leave this here::.


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