Smokebox Ordered

NEXT MAJOR SECTION ORDERED - The PRR T1 Trust is excited to announce we have ordered the next major section of the boiler, the Smokebox. This is a very important…

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Front Tube Sheet Under Construction

Capable of withstanding over 300 PSI of pressure, the front tube sheet is an essential component of the boiler, the beating heart of the new T1. The order has been…

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Fire Doors for 5550

Made of ductile iron and cast in Maryland, 5550’s fire doors were cast in a batch that was split beween Norfolk & Western 611, Chesapeake & Ohio 1309 and Nashville,…

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A Small Piece Finds Its Way Home

As the original T1s continued to vanish through the mid-1950s, the late Art Audley, then a young man, found himself exploring #5543 as it awaited its inevitable date with the…

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Third Boiler Course Complete

The Trust’s supporters came through once again and helped to fund the third section of 5550’s massive boiler, made by Continental Fabricators in Saint Louis, Missouri. With the third course…

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The T1 Trust Makes Another PRRT&HS Visit

In May 2018, the T1 Trust made a visit to Altoona, Pennsylvania in order to attend the Pennsylvania Railroad Technical and Historical Society (PRRT&HS) Annual Meeting. The T1 Trust presented…

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