Posts Tagged ‘T1 trust’

T1 Trust Shows Work Done on New Engine

May 16, 2022

The Pennsylvania Railroad T1 Steam Locomotive Trust held an open house last weekend to show the combined cab, boiler shell, and prow of steam engine No. 5550.

The Trust is working to recreate a PRR T-1-class 4-4-4-4 locomotive. The Pennsy had 52 of the locomotives, which it used for passenger service. All have been scrapped.

The open house was held in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, during the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society.

If all goes according to plan the Trust hopes to have the 5550 operating by 2030.

The group has raised $1.715 million thus far for the project and construction of the locomotives is 39 percent, officials said.

For more information about the T1 building project, visit https://www.trains.com/trn/news-reviews/news-wire/t1-trust-displays-progress-in-building-new-steam-locomotive/

T1 Trust Acquires Tender from New York Society

August 22, 2017

The Western New York Railway Historical Society has sold to the T1 Trust a tender that is being described as the last of its kind.

Former Pennsylvania Railroad long-haul tender No. 6659 was used behind an M1, a 4-8-2 Mountain-type locomotive.

The acquisition means that the T1 trust will not have to build a tender because the tender it purchased is essentially a T1 tender minus the streamlining.

Design, construction, and fabrication of a new tender was estimated to eat $3 million out of the T1 restoration project’s $10 million budget.

No. 6659 holds 31 tons of coal and 21,000 gallons of water. No other coast-to-coast tenders with 16-wheels are known to exist.

In a news release, the T1 Trust said that No. 6659 is in excellent condition with sealed hatches, minor surface rust and well-preserved trucks.

The WNYRHS had acquired No. 6659 with the intent of using it to replace the gutted-out short tender for its Pennsy 2-10-0 I1sa-type locomotive.

As part of the purchase agreement, the T1 Trust will fully restore the I1’s tender tank to its original specifications as part of a planned cosmetic restoration of the I1 locomotive. The tender restoration is estimated to cost $75,000.