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Know Thy Early Mohawks
Stock #: KB11211
Author: Thomas R. Gerbracht
Publisher: NYC System Historical Society
Due late 2019! Introductory Offer Special!
This hard cover book completely documents the New York Central’s early Mohawks, built in the period 1916 through 1930. The early Mohawks became the standard freight hauler on the railroad and lasted into 1957, the very end of the railroad’s steam operations. The Mohawk type locomotive was the third type of the famous New York Central steam triumvirate, consisting of Hudsons, Mohawks, and Niagaras. The large quantity of 600 Mohawks operated by the Central, and their long service life, requires two books to adequately describe and document the Mohawk type.
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 Central and contemporary Mountain types used by other major railroads. The book contains over 200 high quality photographic images, many previously unpublished, and data, drawings, and documentation from the official New York Central files that will be useful to modelers and historians. A 32-page color section is included. Hard cover.
Note: The final book describing the triumvirate, consisting of “late” Mohawks, is on schedule for release in 2020.
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