New York Central RR
New York Central #151 a
D.C. loco, was built in March 1926 at Erie General Electric, Trucks by
Alco (American Locomotive Co. Schnectady, NY) as NYC 1251, Class Q. It
was rated at 100 tons, 1330 h.p. and ordered for the West Side freight
line electrification. It carried Alco Builder"s plate number 66416 and
GE builder's plate number 9804. Originally the series was numbered1251-1257.
It was renumbered to 151 during a general renumbering program in August
1936. It worked as a switcher on the Hudson & Harlem Divisions
as well as the West Side Freight Line and the Port Morris freight yard
in the Bronx, and was retired and scrapped in December 1955.
Some years back a model
of it was imported by "Custom Brass" in HO.
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