Model - New York Central Niagara Steam Locomotive

Country
Japan
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Description
An O scale steam locomotive and tender model painted in green and black. The model is 4-8-4 steam locomotive with Wagner style smoke deflectors and is accompanied by a large tender with coal in it. The model features the livery of the New York Central Railroad. These large locomotives were built by the American Locomotive Company (ALCO) in the mid 1940s and were named 'Niagaras' after the river in New York State. Initially the Niagaras were used on premier services such as the Empire State Express, Chicagoan, Commodore Vanderbilt and the 20th Century Limited but by the early 1950s these large steam locomotives were relegated to lesser duties with the introduction of EMD diesels and were later scrapped in the mid 1950s.
Classification
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Model Locomotive
Production place
Measurements
W770mm (combined)
H100 x W430 x D65mm (locomotive)
H100 x W350 x D65mm (tender)
Media/Materials description
Metal
Brass
Plastic
Paint
Signature/Marks
AMERICAN \ LOCOMOTIVE COMPANY \ SCHENECTDAY WORKS \ JANUARY 1946 \ NEW YORK CENTRAL RAILROAD \ KTM 1981 \ 4-8-4
NEW YORK \ CENTRAL \ LINES
6003
NEW YORK CENTRAL
KTM \ 0067 / 2486
History and use
The T-House model rail collection is a collection of national and international significance due to the size, quality and scope of the collection.

The collection, assembled over 30 years from the 1970s to the 1990s, holds 10 000+ models of locomotives, carriages and wagons. The collection is in excellent – often mint – condition. The models were collected by Mr Marsden Williams, who was born, raised and spent his life in the Wollongong area. Mr Williams was a business man who was renowned for philanthropy, he was an intensely private man, who nevertheless was well connected across the Australian business world. His 40 year fascination for model railways reflected his own interest in precision engineering, and his financial success allowed him to pursue his interest to a remarkable extent.
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Registration number
R7647

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