This will be a limited quantity production run and will not be reprinted.
This book completely documents the New York Central Railroad's early Mohawk (4-8-2 wheel arrangement) class of steam locomotives built from 1916 to 1930. The early Mohawks became NYC's standard freight hauler and lasted until 1957, the very end of steam operations.
The Mohawk-type locomotive was one of the three famous New York Central steam locomotive classes along with the Hudson class (4-6-4) and Niagaras (4-8-4). The large roster of 600 Mohawks and their long service life, will require two books to describe and document this locomotive class.
Know Thy Early Mohawks describes the original landmark design and its evolution through the L-2D class of 1930. The design is compared with predecessor freight locomotives used by the NYC and contemporary Mountain types used by other major railroads.
Included is a 32-page color photograph section!
This book contains over 200 high-quality photographs, many previously unpublished, and data, drawings and documentation from official NYC record cards and drawings.
New York Central System Historical Society, hardcover, over 250 pages, standard portait layout 10 x 8 in., Black and White and Color photographs and images.