NYC/ TH&B Steam Generator

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NYC/ TH&B Steam Generator
Posted by Miningman on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 2:11 PM

Now in its new home at Steamtown and restored/repainted to New York Central 'X5313' which is fictional. 

I think the TH&B paint scheme has more to offer but then again I'm biased in that opinion. At least we still have it.

Ex THB 500 (ex 502, nee NYC 5313) Converted to steam generator car to protect diesels on passenger trains. 

Preserved and renumbered as "NYC X5313" which never actually existed. 

Relocated 2002 to Steamtown in Scranton, PA

 

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Posted by Overmod on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 2:41 PM

Hey!  That thing was still in the middle of a dead line when I went up to Steamtown to look at the butchered firebox ... not that long ago, I thought.

First best use of this, of course, is behind replica 5344 when built (probably as '5345') after 5550 is done and we dig the trailing truck and booster out from under the bank in the river... I don't think that will happen in the lifetime of the new paint Laugh

At least it looks nice.  Wonder what, if anything, works inside it ... they may need a HEP and steam-generator car when they get 3713 running.

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Posted by MidlandMike on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 10:23 PM

Miningman

Now in its new home at Steamtown and restored/repainted to New York Central 'X5313' which is fictional. 

I think the TH&B paint scheme has more to offer but then again I'm biased in that opinion. At least we still have it.

Ex THB 500 (ex 502, nee NYC 5313) Converted to steam generator car to protect diesels on passenger trains. 

Preserved and renumbered as "NYC X5313" which never actually existed. 

Relocated 2002 to Steamtown in Scranton, PA

 

 

The caption to the photo says "nee NYC 5313".  Is the X prefix the only reason you are calling it fictional?

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Posted by Miningman on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 10:37 PM

Yes... had they actually put it in service again at NYC they likely would have put the X but who knows. It existed as and was however 5313 but that seems to be a locomotive number. It's a trivial matter.

I still say it would be better in the TH&B maroon and with those markings and number. 

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 10:40 PM

Hudson J1

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Posted by Miningman on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 10:44 PM

So it becomes obvious that the tender came from 5313 and was never used by NYC as a steam generator so no 'X' but it was by the TH&B apparently sparingly. TH&B originally numbered it 502 after its locomotive but then renumbered it to 500.

 

NYC 5311 at Harmon, New York. April 8, 1946 Donald T. Hayward Sr./Bud Laws Collection 
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This engine later became TH&B 501. 5313 became 502. Both acquired January 1948. 

501 sitting on the shop track at CPR John Street in Toronto. August 15,1948 

502 (ex NYC 5313) Hamilton 12/1950 Dick George

 

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Posted by Miningman on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 1:07 AM

Another NYC X class thinks it's a Niagara 

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Posted by Erik_Mag on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 11:28 PM

Looks more like NYC trying to copy one of D&H's high pressure experimentals.

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Posted by Overmod on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 11:49 PM

Just as John Bull had his Brother Jonathan, Thomas the Tank Engine has his Brother Tom... Wink

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