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The Limited by yankeedog The Limited by yankeedog
On the Pennsylvania Railroad the K-4 Pacific was the queen of the rails. Designed and developed at the Juniata Shops in Altoona, PA, the K-4 was described as the perfect steam locomotive. The K-4 was the backbone of the Pennsy's passenger fleet hauling all the famous named trains like the Liberty Limited, the Pennsylvania Limited and the Broadway Limited. Working with industrial designer Raymond Loewy, the Pennsylvania Railroad's Engineering Department streamlined K-4 3768, coupled with the special streamline treatment was a special bronze paint job for her debut at the 1938 World's Fair. She was later repainted in the Pennsy's traditional Brunswick Green. My illustration shows this famous locomotive speeding below the High Line near Philadelphia, PA in the early 1940's.

Adobe Illustrator 8.0, Apple Macintosh G4 Power Mac and G3 iMac, OS 9.2.
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Trainmaster185 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
She's such a beauty!!! :D
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yankeedog Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it
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:iconyankeedog:
yankeedog Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome
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Wordworker Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional Writer
Great work! Kudos!
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:iconyankeedog:
yankeedog Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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EmperorMP Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
really really nice. I love the gold bands
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:iconyankeedog:
yankeedog Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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ahmednayyer Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Dear Mr. Henderson, this is one of your illustrations that I really like from the day first, I am wondering how it was not in my favorites though.
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:iconyankeedog:
yankeedog Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks Ahmed! I'm glad you like it! A lot of work went into this piece.
-Don
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FriscoWolf Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Loewy was a genius, and one example of his design is right here.
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:iconyankeedog:
yankeedog Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
No doubt about it, his designs have stood the test of time.
-Don
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:icondexter96:
Dexter96 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
Very nice!
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:iconyankeedog:
yankeedog Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
-YD
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Stumm47 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very art-deco!
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:iconyankeedog:
yankeedog Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yes, very! Raymond Loewy was the king of Art Deco design, his work for the Pennsylvania Railroad influenced design trends worldwide for many years, especially automotive design, he was a brilliant designer.
-YD
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Stumm47 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Its quite iconic!
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yankeedog Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yes and very inspiring.
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:iconstumm47:
Stumm47 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed!
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LancelotPrice Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
I am so late to this party, but I have to comment anyway. The 3768 is one of the greatest streamlined steamers ever [along with the 6100 and possibly a couple of others] and this is the most magnificent rendering of it I've seen. At its best in the deep bronze and full jacketing of its first appearance. Thanks for this. It is so good that despite the dA watermark, I use it as the full-window background image on my Opera browser's speed dial, with all bookmarks removed so I can see the whole thing every time I start a new page. It's glorious.

Lance
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yankeedog Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks Lance and thanks for watching too. I agree, very classic lines, Loewy was shear genius, his work for the Pennsy was unmatched in locomotive design. When you look at the the K4, the S1, the T1 and the GG1, nothing even comes close. I'll remove the watermark for a few days so you can download a clean version. Thanks again for the kind words.
-YD
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LancelotPrice Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
Wow! Thanks, Don!

Cheers.

Lance
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yankeedog Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
You're welcome, enjoy!
-YD
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LancelotPrice Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
I've got the unwatermarked version. Put the watermark back as soon as you want. Thanks again.

Lance
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Sampug394 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! Another excellent addition to my fav. gallery!

Dude, I can't describe how well you do steam locomotives!

Your technique is incredible, and so is your gallery!

This is an immediate :+fav:
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yankeedog Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank you, and thanks for the :+fav:! PRR locomotives are one of my great passions. I was born a few years too late to see them live under steam, so through my illustrations I hope to give some idea of what it must have been like when steam ruled the rails.
-YD
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Sampug394 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
They sure do!
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forkiu Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2005
amazing all the detail you got in here
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:iconyankeedog:
yankeedog Featured By Owner May 1, 2005  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
-YD
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ZiBiDic Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2005
one of the best vector arts i've ever seen
So Fu***n incredible! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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:iconyankeedog:
yankeedog Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2005  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I really appreciate it! -YD
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Dankin Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2004
oh my god... :+fav:
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:iconyankeedog:
yankeedog Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2004  Professional General Artist
Thanks! That's the kind of response to my art that I live for. -YD
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Un-divine Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2004
Wow...this is amazing :wow: so detailed! incredible :clap: :clap: :clap:
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yankeedog Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2004  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :-) -YD
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flasharry Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2004
OOoo yer Im liking that!....be nice to see a version without the modern technology in aswell.
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yankeedog Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2004  Professional General Artist
Thanks Andy! What modern technology? The wires? They are old school too. The electric lines are for the GG1 Electrics that were built in 1934. Here is a link to a cool web site that tells about the PRR GG1 Electrics [link] I'm planning an illustration of one. -YD
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:iconflasharry:
flasharry Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2004
ohh....sorry....I didnt realise they had electric trains back then
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yankeedog Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2004  Professional General Artist
Yeah, it's pretty amazing. I wouldn't thought it either. Not only did they have them, but they were fast as hell too, the GG1 could do over 100 mph. I'm working on an illustration of one right now and they were pretty impressive machines. -YD
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altervision Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2004
well done, man!
very stylish and good piese

+download :)
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yankeedog Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2004  Professional General Artist
Thanks! The PRR was big on style. -YD
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ravs Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2004   Digital Artist
Oh sh*t! That's SO F***ing COOL!
Unbelivable...
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yankeedog Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2004  Professional General Artist
Thanks! The PRR was cool, they had the coolest locomotives. -YD
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lobsterboyx Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2004
good god, don, ive been camping for a week, and i just got a chance to check this out, this is one amazing piece.. you are one incredible artist
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yankeedog Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2004  Professional General Artist
Thanks man! I hope you had a good camping trip. Where'd you go? -YD
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lobsterboyx Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2004
yosemite... it was just gorgious
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RiDe-HaRd Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2004   Photographer
xcelent vector work .. very very nice ... love the collors ... :D
i've also got some vector work .. but not as flawless as yours ...
Keep it comming :D
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yankeedog Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2004  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I put a lot of time into this one. I'll check your work out. -YD
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is-it-icy Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2004
some ones got to much time
but great job

check my vectors out dude

:work: :wave: :lonely:
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