"The T1 Trust along with Curry Rail Services are pleased to announce the realization of the cab for PRR T1 #5550. Slated to become the fastest thing on thirty-two wheels when finished, PRR T1 #5550 is no mere replica or restoration project, but rather the next locomotive in the PRR T1 duplex class.
In a homecoming of sorts, the cab for PRR T1 #5550 is shown here at Curry Rail Services in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. Pennsy faithful will celebrate the fact that the cab for 5550 was built in the former PRR Samuel Rea Car Shops, now occupied by Curry Rail. Among a growing list of T1 Trust corporate sponsors, Curry Rail is the premier provider of locomotive products, freight car repair and car manufacturing for the railroad industry, additional details can be found by visiting the Curry Rail website at www.curryrail.com
The new T1 is a team effort, and a special thank you is also owed to defense contractor and T1 Trust Corporate Sponsor JAKTOOL of Cranbury, NJ. JAKTOOL (http://www.jaktool.com/defense/) spent hundreds of hours converting archival PRR blueprints into the CAD model used for construction of the cab. This CAD model was then sent to Gemini Industrial Machine in Dover, OH. Gemini (http://www.geminiindustrial.com/) also a long-time sponsor of T1 Trust, used an extremely precise CNC waterjet cutter to produce the parts for the cab. The parts were then shipped to Curry Rail where final assembly culminated in expert welder Eddie Martin fabricating a piece of history.
This photo taken at Curry Rail Services in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania the week of July 10, 2017 shows (L to R) Mark Ritchey, President Curry Rail Services, Zach Hall, T1 Trust Representative, Eddie Martin, Chief Cab Fabricator, Curry Rail Services"