Harold Darr

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A Northern 4-8-4 locomotive designed by Harold W. Darr in 1/4 inch scale.

Harold Winfred Darr designed a live steam 4-8-4 locomotive in 1/4 inch scale.

From Minnesota Prints and Printmakers: 1900-1945:

Harold Winfred Darr
A designer, craftsperson, etcher, educator and lecturer, Darr was born in Rockford, Illinois. In Minnesota he attended Carleton College and the Minneapolis School of Art, later moving east to attend the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. He worked as an industrial designer in Philadelphia for over ten years, winning two first prizes at National Package Shows. He established his own studio there from 1938 to 1941, moving the studio in Minneapolis in 1941. Darr is listed in the 1944 Minneapolis City Directory as chief designer at MAICO Inc., a firm that made motorcycles and other products from 1926 to 1983. By 1946 the City Directory lists Harold W. Darr Associates (Darr, Harold F. and Mrs. Lolita Y. Woo) as industrial designers, with offices in the Foshay Tower.

Harold married Mrs. O'Hanlon in 1960. They moved to Stevens Point, Wisconsin that same year.


Harold's 4-8-4 design can be obtained from The National 2-1/2 Inch Gauge Association.

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