Know Thy Early Mohawks
also available: Know Thy Late Mohawks
By Thomas R. Gerbracht.
Cloth with dust jacket, 8.5x11", 229 pages, b/w and color photos, erecting details and drawings, bibliography. 2019.
• Detailed history of NYC Early Mohawks (1916 - 1930) from official Railroad Record Cards and official NYC drawings
• 229 pages and 200 photographs, many previously unpublished, data, drawings and a 32-page color section
• Hard cover with complete Early Mohawks' history
• Limited production run
• 32 page color section
"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. The final book describing the triumvirate, consisting of “late” Mohawks, is on schedule for release in 2020.
"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 The book contains over 200 high quality photographic images, many previously unpublished, and data, drawings, and documentation from the official New York Central files that will be useful to modelers and