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The New York Central System Historical Society announces the final book of the NYC's steam power triumvirate. This hard cover book completes the documentation of the New York Central's Mohawk class, the L-3 and L-4 Mohawks.
This title is a detailed history of the late Mohawk design of 1940, and the final L-4 design of 1942, using official railroad records and drawings, and profusely illustrated using an outstanding collection of high-quality photographs from the Society's Collection and other collections, many previously unpublished.
Included are over 300 pages and photographs, including a 32-page Color section. Informative captions complement the photographs making this book useful to both railroad modelers and historians.
The book describes and illustrates the original late Mohawk design, and the evolution of the basic design that resulted in the L-4 Mohawk, perhaps the best dual service two-cylinder steam locomotive design ever developed for an American railroad. Included is a separate section on late Mohawk tenders, one of the secrets of the Mohawk's success. Oddities are identified, and the final days of late Mohawk operation are also fully documented, including last runs. The late Mohawk design is compared with contemporary steam designs used by other railroads in the New York Central's service area.
A quality hardcover book with sewn binding, high-quality paper and photograph reproduction. Standard portrait format with Black-and-White and Color photographs.