Thomas Gerbracht hardcover
This volume documents the New York Central's early Mohawks, built in the period of 1916 to 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. This volume 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 The book contains over 200 high quality photographic images, many previously unpublished, data drawings and documentation from the official New York Central files that will be useful to modelers and historians.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.