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September 24th, 2006, 1:47 am

Sunny_Tai
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I need the names of some designers who has done or lead teams to design either mass transportation (trains, planes, hovercrafts, whatever) or personal transportation (scooters, bikes, etc).

I need some names to google. Typing in 'scooter designer' deosn't exactly work.

I only know of a Luigi Colani who has done a train concept.

Thanks in advance. I need this for my school work.

And, yeah this is my first post here. Cheers!

September 28th, 2006, 12:04 pm

Sunny_Tai
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umm...anyone?

real "train" designers...

October 1st, 2006, 7:06 pm

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I'm not sure what you are looking for; historical information about locomotive designers, or someone to design a locomotive today. If it is historical information you are looking for, Raymond Lowey (1894 -1986) is probably the "Industrial Designer" that most people would associate with locomotive design. He did not, however, design the mechanical elements of the S-1, GG-1, T-1, and RF-16 locomotives, he "styled" their exteriors, which contributed to their aerodynamic efficiency, and passenger appeal (which translated directly into revenue for their owners). These four engines are probably his most "publicly recognizable" projects; he contributed to many others.

http://www.raymondloewy.com/

Pennsylvania Rail Road S-1
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PRR GG-1
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PRR T1
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PRR RF-16 ("Shark Nose") Heavy Freight Consist
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In 1938 another American Industrial Designer, Henry Dreyfuss (1904-1972), designed the Hudson J3 engine series for the New York Central Rail Road used on the 20th Century Limited New York - Chicago run.

J3
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If you are seeking information about the "mechanical engineers" that have contributed to the development of locomotives, starting from 1804, try this site.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Slambo/Railroaders
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