Group Says it Cast Boxpok Driver

The Pennsylvania Railroad T1 Steam Locomotive Trust said that it recently created a boxpok driver, the first in the United State in more than 70 years.

PRRThe non-profit group said that the driver is unlike a typical driving wheel in that it is hollow.

The design provides a high strength-to-weight ratio and allows the fine-tuning necessary for high-speed operations for the PRR T1 4-4-4-4 No. 5550.

To make the driver, the group said it had to obtain the original drawings from the Pennsylvania State Archives.

The boxpok driver is one of the first components that the organization plans to build.

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