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In Pennsylvania Railroad #7002, the Strasburg found the perfect stablemate for its tall American.  In 1905, the original #7002  astonished the world when she achieved the ballast-scorching speed of 127.1 miles per hour on a special record-breaking run.  Sadly, the genuine #7002 was scrapped, but in 1948 a regretful PRR quietly altered a similar Atlantic to stand in for the missing record-holder.  Though something of an imposter, the "new 7002" still superbly evokes the days when the century was young, and a high-drivered Atlantic was a byword for speed.

 

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