RailPictures.Net Photo: NYC 2933 New York Central Steam 4-8-2 at Kirkwood, Missouri by Kerry Douglas
 
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Museum Of Transportation St. Louis  (more..)
Kirkwood, Missouri, USA (more..)
June 26, 2017
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A humbling, and unreal site was on hand as we get a good look at one of the two surviving big New York Central Steam Locomotives. NYC 2933 is the only surviving L-2d Type Heavy Mountain built by the American Locomotive Company (ALCO) in October of 1929, but lets not mistake the sister locomotive NYC 3001 which was also built by Alco in 1940 as a L-4a type Mountain which is on display at the National New York Central Railroad Museum in Elkhart, Indiana. The New York Central dubbed these locomotives Mohawk after the Mohawk River which the railroad followed. These Heavy type Mountains built for dual service work operating heavily for freight and passenger trains between its Cleveland, OH, and as far west as St. Louis, MO until the steam demise in 1957. NYC 2933 was originally built for the Big Four Railroad #6233 til it was moved over to the New York Central roster in 1936 after the Big Four was bought under by the NYC. Unlike their sister's the 4-8-4 Niagara, and the famous 4-6-4 Hudson, practically all of the big locomotives on the New York Central wipe out of existence at the end of the steam era. NYC 2933 was used as a stationary steam boiler for the Selkirk shops before it was placed in storage, but by 1962 after request penned by the museum of transportation director in 1962, the Mohawk donated to the Museum of Transportation making it the only large New York Central steam locomotive to be donated directly by the railroad.
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