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Welcome to the T1 Trust Fundraising Center

The time is right to build America’s Premier Steam Locomotive. Thought by many to represent the ideal fusion of speed and beauty, the T1 class deserves a second chance. Through generous donations and the hard work of a dedicated volunteer workforce, 5550 is beginning to take shape.

In order to sustain the momentum already achieved, the T1 Trust is pleased to offer a number of exciting giving opportunities. From ball caps to drawing sponsorship, a host of different options are available in the menu above.

The Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) T1 Steam Locomotive Trust is a non-profit organization that believes in thinking differently about preservation. Through hard work, dedicated volunteers and the financial support of many generous donors from around the globe, the T1 Trust is constructing PRR T1 5550. Slated to become the fifty-third locomotive of its class when complete, 5550 combines stunning art deco design with a unique 4-4-4-4 wheel arrangement. The goal is simple; to provide mainline steam excursion service, and to set the World Speed Record for a steam locomotive.

  • 5550 Boiler Club

    5550 Boiler Club (9)

    5550 Boiler Club The PRR T1 Trust is announcing the order of the first and second boiler course for new build 4-4-4-4 #5550. The order was placed with Continental Fabricators out of St. Louis, MO on January 26, 2018. This is a major milestone, as the boiler courses represent the largest parts yet built for the iconic streamlined duplex locomotive.…
  • Boxpok Driver

    Boxpok Driver (8)

    On February 26, 2016 the T1 Trust reached a major milestone when it cast the first Boxpok driver the United States had seen in nearly 70 years. The T1's Boxpok drivers promote a favorable strength to weight ratio and allow the fine tuning necessary for high speed operation. The T1 Trust is now accepting donations to cover the cost of…
  • Founders Club

    Founders Club (6)

    In order to start the T1 Project rolling, the Trust has established a Founders Club for individuals donating $1,000 (in up to four payments of $250). The Founders Club will help raise the funds necessary to get the project to the point of casting driving wheel centers and ordering other major components. Join the Founders Club today and help us…
  • Recurring Donation

    Recurring Donation (1)

    The secret to building the massive PRR T1 #5550 is really quite simple. The project’s success relies upon many people giving what they can afford on a regular basis. Over time this method works best. We are asking you to start giving today, and we want you to give what you can give comfortably. You can make a difference and…
  • Single Donation

    Single Donation (1)

    An area for the one time donation. <br><p><br></p>
  • Sponsor a Drawing

    Sponsor a Drawing (1566)

    The T1 Trust Sponsor a Drawing Program is an opportunity to help the Trust acquire the original PRR drawings necessary to build 5550. Over 1200 drawings are currently available for sponsorship. This number is expected to grow over the next two to three years to more than 1500 drawings. A searchable gallery featuring thumbnail images of the available drawings is…
  • Tender Fund

    Tender Fund (8)

    5550 Tender Preservation Fund The T1 Trust has acquired the only remaining PRR 16-wheel Long Haul Tender in existence. The Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) T1 Steam Locomotive Trust is pleased to announce its purchase of the only surviving PRR long haul tender from the Western New York Railway Historical Society (WNYRHS). The tender was purchased on very favorable terms and an…