Model - New York Central Hudson Streamlined Steam Locomotive

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Description
An O scale streamlined steam locomotive and tender model painted light grey. The model is a New York Central 4-6-4 Hudson steam locomotive and features a distinctive finned bullet nose on the front of the locomotive. In total 275 Hudsons were built for the NYC with the vast majority being built by the American Locomotive Company (ALCO) between 1927 and 1938. This model is number 5446 which was one of 10 streamlined Hudsons built for NYC in 1938. These 10 locomotives primarily hauled NYC's 20th Century Limited service between New York City and Chicago. 5446's streamlined cladding was removed in 1947.
Classification
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Model Locomotive
Measurements
W630mm (combined)
H100 x W375 x D65mm (locomotive)
H95 x W270 x D65mm (tender)
Media/Materials description
Metal
Brass
Plastic
Paint
Signature/Marks
AMERICAN \ LOCOMOTIVE \ 1941 \ COMPANY LTD
KTM \ JAPAN \ 3005
5446
NEW YORK CENTRAL
NEW YORK \ CENTRAL \ SYSTEM
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
R7653

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